Today we are handing over our blog to Chelsea M. Cameron. She is sharing with us book info on her newest book Whisper, and doing a character interview. So sit back and get to know more about the Whisper by Chelsea M. Cameron and look for a giveaway at the end of this post!
About the Book:
People think I'm crazy. Maybe I am, since I've been able to talk to spirits for as long as I can remember. They are the forgotten, the souls who have unfinished business and can't cross over. I help them, or at least I try to. There's this one in particular, Jack, I call him, who's been following me around a lot. Usually they tell me what they need to do and move on. Not him.
It isn't until he brings another spirit, Tracy, the victim of an unsolved hit-and-run accident, that I know for sure he's something more than just your average spirit. Then I start seeing him. And feeling his touch. And falling for him.
In our quest to get justice for Tracy and help her move on, Jack and I become something more than just a dead boy and a living girl. I'm just waiting to see what happens next...
Author bio: Chelsea M. Cameron is a YA writer from Maine. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world's worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, singing in the car and tweeting. She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is.
Today we're going to be talking with Jack, from Whisper. This will be a little awkward because Jack and I can't talk to one another directly, seeing as how he's, uh, not alive and all, which is why we have Annabelle here to be our translator. Hello, Anna.
Anna: Hi. * shifts in seat, glances to right * Stop doing that.
Me: Doing what?
Anna: Sorry, talking to Jack. I'm not really good at this whole thing.
Me: Why don't we start off with something easy?
Anna: He says that's fine.
Me: So, Jack, what's it like to be a spirit?
Anna (as Jack): Boring. So many people say they would want to live forever, but they have no idea how long forever can be and how boring if you don't have someone to share it with.
Me: How would you describe your relationship with Anna?
Anna (as Jack): The first time I saw her, I knew she was someone special. * Anna rolls eyes *
Anna: Oh please. You just wanted to harass me about my math homework. * pauses * No, I am not saying that out loud. * blushes *
Me: Everything okay?
Me: Moving on... Jack, why don't you tell us your three favorite things about Anna.
Anna (as Jack): She's stubborn, beautiful without trying, and she thinks of everyone else before herself.
Me: You seem to think very highly of her.
Anna (as Jack): I do. I found her for a reason.
Me: Jack, do you believe in fate?
Anna (as Jack): I always have. I feel things happen for a reason. We may not know what that is, but someday, you have that moment of clarity and everything falls into place.
Me: Have you had that moment yet?
Anna (as Jack): No, but I can feel it coming.
Me: What's the coolest thing about being a spirit?
Anna (as Jack): The barriers of the living world don't apply to me. I like the freedom of passing through walls. Time traveling used to be more exciting. Now I have seen and done nearly everything. All I want is to be real.
Me: And what would being real mean to you?
Anna (as Jack): Walking down the hallway of Smoke Hill High School, holding hands with Annabelle. That would be as real as it could possibly get. * Anna stops, waits a moment * Sorry.
Me: What was he saying to you?
Anna: Nothing. Just spirit stuff. * rubs arms *
Me: How about we do a lightning round? You just say the first word that comes to mind. Okay?
Anna (as Jack): Sounds good.
Me: Favorite song?
Anna (as Jack): It's a tie between “Wherever You Will Go,” by The Calling and “Creep” by Radiohead.
Me: Coolest thing you've ever seen?
Anna (as Jack): The sunrise on the top of Mount Everest. * pauses * Yeah, I'm not saying the second thing. * pause * I don't care if you think I'm censoring you.
Me: What's that? (pennies start appearing on the floor)
Anna: It's his thing. You know, Pennies from Heaven? It's his best magic trick, so he's showing it off. We get it!
Me: Why don't we wrap it up here? * shields face from falling pennies * Thanks Jack for being here, and Anna for translating.
Anna: You're welcome. * pause * Will you stop it! * pennies vanish * That's better.
- Ends June 25th
- Leave a comment answering the question on, "If you believe in spirits and why or why not?" to enter
- Book is only .99 cents on Amazon and Barnes and Noble this week
- 2 lucky people will win ecopies of Whisper