Hey guys! Today I'm interviewing Kellen St. James, the main character from Stephanie Keyes' The Star Child.
|Logan Lerman is Stephanie's choice as Kellen.|
Sure. I just turned eighteen and I graduated from college in May. I love books, love to write… The coolest place in the world, to me, is the library or being at my Gran’s… well, what was my Gran’s place in Ireland. She passed away earlier this year.
You entered college at a very young age. What was the worst thing that ever happened to you during that time? How about the best?
The worst thing? I couldn’t event begin to list them all. You try going to college at fourteen. It was a nightmare. Someone was always trying to get me drunk, high, or stuff my head down a toilet somewhere. Dating was non-existent. All of the girls thought I was jailbait and they were right. Talk about a bite. The best was meeting my buddy Gabe. He kept the wolves at bay, so to speak. He’s responsible for the good times that I did have.
You first met Calienta in a dream when you were six. Surely, you knew there was something not normal about her. Did it ever scare you or stopped you from wanting to be close to her?
When I first met her, I didn’t know if it was a dream or not. I didn’t want it to be though. We had a connection… I can’t explain it. She felt like she would have been my best friend. Believe me, when you grow up in a messed up place, like I did, if someone makes you feel at all happy you don’t toss that away. With Calienta, I felt… like I wasn’t alone. That was saying something. So no, I was never afraid of her. I was more afraid of my father, Stephen.
Tell me about your journey through the Faerie realm. What was the weirdest thing you encountered there?
Yeah. There was this pack of Trooping Faeries that found me. We were in hiding, you know? Anyway, they snagged me and Calienta and I got separated. They took me away to their home in the trees, treated me like a friend, offered me a meal… Which turned out to be a bunch of rocks and things. Nasty. Anyway, one of them found out about me and I had to go on the run. It’s a toss up between that and plunging thousands of feet in total darkness.
If you never met Calienta and her family, what do you think you'd be doing by now?
I would be working on my twelfth novel in my Gran’s cottage in Ireland. It would be bliffdully quiet and no one would be talking. I’d just spend every day writing... Maybe, I’d have gotten a dog. I wouldn’t give her up for anything, though. Just to be clear.
Lastly, if you were given the chance to go back in time, is there anything you'd want to change?
I’d save my mother. She lost her life in such a cruel and callous way that I’d… Well, no one should have to go through anything like that.
About the BookThe world is about to be cloaked in darkness.
Only one can stop the night.
Kellen St. James has spent his entire life being overlooked as an unwanted, ordinary, slightly geeky kid. That is until a beautiful girl, one who has haunted his dreams for the past eleven years of his life, shows up spinning tales of a prophecy. Not just any old prophecy either, but one in which Kellen plays a key role.
Suddenly, Kellen finds himself on the run through a Celtic underworld of faeries and demons, angels and gods, not to mention a really ticked off pack of hellhounds, all in order to save the world from darkness. But will they make it in time?
About the AuthorStephanie Keyes holds an undergraduate degree in Management Information Systems as well as a Master's in Education. A seasoned, facilitator, Mrs. Keyes worked in Training and Development for an international telecommunications corporation for twelve years; spending the first eight years of her career as a Software Trainer and Technical Writer and the last four working in Human Resources and Employee Development.
In May of 2012, Mrs. Keyes left the corporate world to focus on her family and her writing full-time. She also operates a freelance graphic and instructional design business, Sycamore Road Design.
Inkspell Publishing will release her first novel, The Star Child, on September 21, 2012. She is now currently at work on the second book in The Star Child Trilogy, The Fallen Stars.
Keyes lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two children, and Riley the dog.
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