I'm good at soccer, violent video games, and making very flaky pie pastry.
I'm bad at dancing, making decisions, and inspiring confidence as an authority figure. I suspect this is because I am short, and also terrible at sounding as though I have any idea what I'm talking about.
I was homeschooled until I was fifteen, which has probably affected my world view in ways I can't fathom.
Mackie would give anything to live among us, to practice on his bass or spend time with an oddly intriguing girl named Tate. But when Tate’s baby sister goes missing, Mackie is drawn irrevocably into the underworld of Gentry, known as Mayhem. He must face the dark creatures of the Slag Heaps and find his rightful place, in our world, or theirs.
Favorite comfort food?
Chicken and dumplings.
Fall is perfect for soccer and perfect for touch football, and for jumping in leaves.
Flannel, fleece or Snuggie?
Flannel, definitely. Flannel shirt, flannel pajamas, flannel sheets—flannel everything!
If Snuggie, which color?
How about a nice deep purple?
Fluffy socks or slippers?
I like slippers, because they are more dignified. Except when I lose one, which is always.
Favorite fall drink?
Egg nog chai, which is the most delicious hot beverage I've ever tasted. Even more than coffee.
Ghost story or Truth or Dare?
Truth? Or dare?
What singer/musician/band is a must have for The Fort soundtrack?
Lola Black, because it's the best kind of music to rock out to while jumping on the furniture.
What movie would you bring to watch?
Heathers. That movie kind of raised me (meaning absolutely no disrespect to my parents), and also made high school seem remarkably anticlimactic once I got there.
James McAvoy, please. We could all sit around and listen to his accent.
Marshmallows, lightly toasted or burned to a crisp?
Burned black. And possibly still on fire.
Awake all night or first one to sleep?
Awake aaaaaalllll night.
If awake all night, practical joke or no?
No jokes—I am easily made to feel guilty and would regret it almost immediately.
If you could have any YA author in The Fort, who would it be and what story would you have him/her tell?
I would have Jackson Pearce come and tell us the story of the flasher in the grocery store. That is probably not what you had in mind when you asked this question, but trust me, you don't want to miss it.