How about this: don’t sleep with my Mom and we’re good. 😉
Got it, it might be hard, but I’ll stay away from her 😉 Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? How old are you?
I’m sixteen, soon to be seventeen on May twenty-third.
Where do you live?
Glendale, North Carolina.
What are some of your favorite things to do?
Dance, hang out with friends, watch movies, eat junk food. Of course, not so long ago, I would have said “gymnastics, gymnastics and gymnastics” but if there’s one thing I’ve learned it’s that things change.
What is it like, just living with your dad?
Nowadays it’s not so bad, but to be honest, when the divorce papers were signed it was kind of like living in a cave with a sulky, damp shadow. Stef—my older brother, Stefan—was still living at home and that made it bearable, but when we dropped him off at U Penn, it was really, really awful. I made a New Year’s resolution to myself that this year was going to be different. Ever hear “careful what you wish for?”
Enough of the “normal” stuff, you ready to talk about what happened? The whole eye thing?
So you’re not buying the whole “scratched cornea” story, right? Right. Well, okay, it wasn’t a splinter—it was more like an invisible, black-eyed Goth guy with a serious attitude and a very sharp, pointy object. I know. I didn’t believe it, either.
What were you thinking when you first laid eyes on Ink?
First-first? There was a guy standing out from the crowd looking like a panther with too much cash and too cool to dance. The eyes made me think he wore those freaky Halloween contacts for pure shock value. Then, okay, I thought he was hot. He kept staring at me so I stared back…and then things got seriously weird.
Did it hurt, what he did to you?
Heck yeah! I don’t go to hospitals for fun.
You must have thought you were going nuts when all these “people” started showing up at your doorsteps? What did you think was happening?
I thought I was cracking up. I’ve had enough therapy to host my own convention so it was possible that I had completely fried my brain on reality. Considering my family history, it wasn’t out of the question, but it turned out to be less simple than that—it turned out to be real.
Was it a relief to finally have it explained?
Yes…and no. Good news: I wasn’t crazy. Bad news: I was marked for death.
How do you say “Inq?”
Sort of like “Ink” but breathe out the ‘q’ at the end. It sounds sort of feminine and exotic, like a secret, foreign language. Totally Inq.
What are they like? The siblings? Really we might want to know more about Ink…
What are they like? In some ways, they’re a lot like my brother and me where no one loves you quite as much or drives you quite as batty as they do. You share something complex, a past, a life together, and that gives you your own shorthand with one another that can’t be explained to someone else. I get that. What I don’t get is how very…weird they are and I can’t wrap my head around what makes them tick. They are so different from one another, it’s sort of looking at a Before and After picture with Ink being the “Before” and Inq being the “After.” I kind of want to make sure that whatever happened to Inq doesn’t happen to Ink.
What does Indelible mean?
What is the Twixt like in general?
Um…since the Twixt is basically anywhere that still has a bit of magic in it, it’s a lot like our world because it is our world, just claimed by magical creatures, people and the monsters that live there. And there’s magic. And cars. And, well, I’d say it makes sense when you’re in it, but it doesn’t make a lot of sense then, either.
Do you regret laying eyes on them? Or do you think it would have happened at some point in your life, no matter what?
Given what happened to Great-Grandma Caroline, I think I got the better deal.
Can you tell us about the craziest experience you’ve had with Ink and Inq?
So far? Probably my unexpected trip to Tokyo. THAT was crazy with a capital “C.”
What do you think my readers could learn from your experience? Any advice?
Yeah. Avoid eye contact on the dance floor. Kidding! How about no matter how insane and out-of-control life gets without your permission, there’s something—or someone—surprising that you can never anticipate that can end up changing everything.
Finally, if you could do anything over again, in this crazy experience you had, what would it be?
Oh, that would be telling. I don’t do something incredibly hot and tell. (Anyone besides Monica, that is!)
About the Book
A young girl’s life is forever changed when she is marked by a mysterious fae boy and drawn into the fantastical and dangerous world of the Twixt in INDELIBLE, the first book in the stunningly powerful The Twixt fantasy series by Dawn Metcalf.
Some things are permanent. Indelible. And they cannot be changed back. Joy Malone learns this the night she sees a stranger with all-black eyes across a crowded room—right before the mystery boy tries to cut out her eye.
Instead, the wound accidentally marks her as property of Indelible Ink, and this dangerous mistake thrusts Joy into an incomprehensible world—a world of monsters at the window, glowing girls on the doorstep and a life that will never be the same.
Now Joy must pretend to be Ink’s chosen one—his helper, his love, his somethingfor the foreseeable future and failure to be convincing means a painful death for them both. Swept into a world of monsters, illusion, immortal honor and revenge, Joy discovers that sometimes there are no mistakes.
Metcalf’s unique style and distinct voice add layers to a complex plot and create a fascinating romance that readers will find unforgettable.
INDELIBLE will be available wherever books are sold and at Harlequin.com.
The role of Dawn Metcalf will be played by the tall brunette in the off-the-shoulder, floor-length leather straitjacket. Makeup by Clinique, buckles by Jada Pinkett Smith, hair by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.
I have no good excuse for the way I write. I lived in a normal, loving suburban home, studied hard, went to college, went to graduate school, got married, had babies and settled down in northern Connecticut. Despite this wholesome lifestyle, I’ve been clearly corrupted by fairy tales, puppet visionaries, British humor and graphic novels. As a result, I write dark, quirky and sometimes humorous speculative fiction.
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