Well, it’s another Tuesday and I’ve got another batch of questions from the comments section of my What’s Up, Kylie? blog from April 17th for Kylie to answer. I know I had a blast reading Kylie’s responses to the questions—I hope you do, too!
Kylie, which type of supernatural in your opinion would enjoy a hot dog the most? [Question from Jenny H.]
C.C.: Hmm. Kylie, what do you think? I know hot dogs probably aren’t the favorite food of all supernaturals but they are a definite favorite in my house, along with hamburgers, especially for grilling during the summer. *My stomach starts to growl.* Sorry. I didn’t have breakfast this morning and my stomach is about to start gnawing on my backbone if I don’t eat something. And a grilled hot dog sounds pretty good right now . . . especially with some chopped onion and a little yellow mustard drizzled on top. *I stand up and head across the office to the French doors that lead onto the patio.* Kylie, why don’t you answer Jenny H.’s question while I fire up the grill?
Kylie: Wait. *Her eyes grow wide in disbelief* You’re leaving? Like, now? Right in the middle of the interview? *Her voice rises an octave or two.*
C.C.: *I glance back at her.* Is there a problem? I thought this would be an easy question for you to answer.
Kylie: *She blushes.* It is, but . . . *She mutters something under her breath and stares down at her lap.*
C.C.: I’m sorry, but I didn’t catch that.
*She doesn’t look at me, but I get the message she’s sending loud and clear: Kylie Galen may communicate with spirits, face down centuries-old rogue vampires and square off against pissed-off werewolves who threaten her pet without so much as batting an eyelash, but the thought of doing an interview alone terrifies her to her core.*
*Ignoring the growl of my stomach, I sigh and walk back over to join her.*
C.C.: Okay, so we’re talking hot dogs and supernaturals. *I settle back in my seat.* Which group at Shadow Falls Academy do you think would enjoy a hot dog the most, Kylie?
Kylie: Well . . . *She sits up straighter.* First, I should probably tell you who wouldn’t enjoy a hotdog, and that’s vampires. What tastes good to them—and what tastes bad—changed after they were turned. Food they used to love, like hot dogs, just aren’t appetizing any more. Weres are the same, to a lesser degree. Now, having said that, I think that witches probably would enjoy a hot dog the most. *She grins.* I know Miranda does, anyway.
If you really had a choice would you change your powers that you have to another power or would you keep everything the way it is? I know that in the books so far you have mentioned that you want to be normal, but being what you are is unique. Why would you want to be normal when you can be unique and different from everyone else? I know it’s hard to be different from everyone and it’s hard to understand your powers, but what you are is what will make you in the future. [Question from Jennaya from Australia]
C.C.: Great question, Jennaya! Kylie, what are your thoughts?
Kylie: Okay, about my saying that I want to be normal, I really meant that when I said it. It’s about fitting in, you know? We all want to fit in. Because, trust me, nobody wants to be the person that everybody is staring at in the dining hall.
As for whether I’d want to change my powers for another one, that is kind of hard to answer. Sometimes, I wish I could do the things the other supernaturals can do, like changing form the way Perry does or being able to calm someone’s fears like Derek and Holiday. But my own powers are constantly changing, and I have to admit that they’re pretty cool. Or they would be if I could ever figure out how to control them.
Kylie, what was going through your mind when you realized 2 hot guys Derek and Lucas liked you? You said you were an outcast at your old school so how did it make you feel? [Question from Amara]
C.C.: Oh, great question, Amara. *I look over at Kylie.* What do you think?
Kylie: I know a lot of other girls think I’m lucky to have two guys as hot as Derek and Lucas interested in me. But when I think about them, I don’t just think of them as being “hot,” ya know? Well, not all the time, anyway. I mean, Derek can be so sweet and you can forget all of your troubles when he’s holding you.
C.C.: I thought you weren’t interested in Derek anymore? *I flash my evil author smile at her.*
Kylie: I’m not. *She blushes a deep shade of crimson.* Lucas is my boyfriend, and he’s great. He always makes me feel cherished and protected.
C.C.: So . . .
Kylie: So, nothing. They’re both great in their own ways, but I’m with Lucas now. And as for feeling like an outcast when I was at my old school, it could be pretty horrible at times. I never felt like I fitted in there, and I guess I really didn’t. *She shakes her head and smiles.* It’s kinda funny, though, because I still don’t fit in at Shadow Falls. I mean, I still don’t even understand what I am. I guess I’m just always going to be the outsider. That said, I do feel as if Shadow Falls in my home. It’s where I belong.
Okay, guys. There you have it—a new round of Q&A with Kylie. I’ll be bringing you the rest in the next few weeks. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
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