Hi everyone! I’m Marlo Berliner, author of the award-winning, Amazon #1 bestselling series, THE GHOST CHRONICLES. And I’m pleased to welcome you to the YA Scavenger Hunt! This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…and a chance to win some awesome prizes! On this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize–one lucky winner will receive one book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online until April 8th!
Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are SIX contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the PINK TEAM–but there is also a red team, a gold team, a green team, a purple team, and a blue team for a chance to win a whole different set of books!
I’m super excited to be hosting author Kim Briggs today for the YA Scavenger Hunt! We are part of the PINK TEAM. Kim has given us an interview with Starr Bishop, the main character of her STARR FALL series.
CHARACTER INTERVIEW of Starr Bishop
by Kim Briggs
- Please tell us about something about yourself.
Honestly, I don’t like to talk about myself. I’m more of a take charge, “let’s do this” kind of girl, but I’m not bossy. I’m not comfortable with small talk. It makes me anxious to sit around and chitchat at parties. I’d much rather be the person handing out punch and delivering slices of cake. Speaking of desserts, have you tried s’mores? They are to die for. I would kill for one right now. (Don’t tell Treadwell. I’d hate for him to get any ideas.)
2. How did you handle the way your life changed? One moment, you’re the perfect student, then suddenly you have unknown enemies?
In the beginning, I didn’t handle it very well. I sat around, curled up in a ball at the halfway house for three days. Then it hit me. I was done feeling sorry for myself. I was Starr Bishop and I was going to get revenge for my friends’ deaths. I dressed like a Goth and went to Club Black. That’s where I met Christian. Well, that’s where he saved me. My life was working out, my friends became my team, my family, and now, well, I’m not sure of anything anymore.
As for the enemies, I had no idea I had so many until the youth group dance. Reality hit me hard that night. Then Frank took a bullet for me. My life is in shambles.
3. Was there ever a time when you felt helpless at the way your life has turned out? What did you do? Who was there to help you?
I’m feeling pretty helpless right now. There’s a lot of things that happen in Starr Gone. A lot of things. I can’t even mention them to you without spoiling the events, but you know what I realized? I’ve got myself, and in the end, that’s all I need. I can either be a china doll kept high up on a shelf, too fragile to touch or I can manipulate my situation and kick some ass. I’m leaning toward ass kicking.
4. Among your friends, to whom would you entrust your very life? Why?
Frank and Di without a doubt. Frank took a bullet for me. He’d do it again if I asked him. Just to be clear, I would never ask a friend to put their life on the line to protect mine. The risks I take and the actions that follow—I accept all responsibility for the consequences.
Di would do anything for me. We grew apart for a few years, but I knew, hell, I know, that I can trust her with my life. Case in point, she didn’t tell anyone that I went to her house Saturday night after my alleged fatal car crash. Well, she did tell Christian, but he was the only one. She didn’t tell Frank that I was alive. She even went to my funeral and watched him suffer. She will always be there for me. I can’t say that for my other friends.
I haven’t known Ben and Coda for very long, but they’re so protective of Christian I feel like they would be protective of me too. I can trust them. Even if Christian changed, I know they haven’t.
5. How was it like being the granddaughter and heir to Chamberlain Chocolates?
When I was a little girl, there would be vases of candy all over the mansion. My mom never let me eat any—she was terrified I would leave a wrapper or a chocolate stain on the wall, but I’d sneak treats when she wasn’t looking. My dad would shove handfuls into my pockets. Being heir to Chamberlain Chocolates as a five-year old was pretty fantastic. Now, it’s a burden. I don’t want it.
6. If you had one wish, what would you wish for? Absolutely anything is possible.
Well that’s easy. I would wish that my dad wasn’t killed in the car accident. I would give anything to have my dad alive.
7. Looking back over all that had transpired, what is the one thing you would change, if you could?
The day I showed up to take the Leadership exam is the day my life changed forever. For weeks I couldn’t get past the idea that if I skipped the test, my life would have remained the same but that’s not true—General Treadwell and the Organization would have found another way to bring me in. They are not going to rest until I become the assassin they want me to be.
But right now, I wish that I never fell for Christian. I don’t know if I can ever forgive him for what he did to me.
Kim also has a Rafflecopter Giveaway for you!
Thanks again for hanging out with us! The secret number you needed to find on Marlo’s site is 17. Your next stop on the YA Scavenger Hunt is with author Larissa C. Hardesty. Best of luck on the hunt!!! GO TEAM PINK!!!
Hello, I just wanted to let you know that I accidentally entered the giveaway twice because I used the wrong email the first time, and I didn’t realize and re-entered thinking there had been an issue the first time.
The wrong email is cnhbookgalore, while the correct is cnhbooksgalore.
I am sorry for any inconvenience, but I wanted to let you know.
No worries, Chelsea! I’ll let the organizer know. Thanks for entering!
Character interviews are always such a good way to meet a character. Well done.
Yes! Great job, Kim!