Author Benjamin Kane Ethridge who’s book Bottled Abyss I want to read so bad, man does it sound good. Grrr giant TBR pile hurry up and read it Jessica *sigh* anyway his book sounded awesome so while I didn’t get to review I am going to have him on today for a guest post and tomorrow for an interview.
Freaking awesome guest post! Even his guest post is an interview but that one is courtesy of his 3 year old spawn who he’s raising to be just like daddy well come to think of it I think she may have surpassed him already. *giggle* Thanks Benjamin and Rachel.
INTERVIEW WITH A 3 YR OLD: BOTTLED ABYSS
By Benjamin Kane Ethridge
I sat down recently with my daughter Rachel and a copy of my new horror thriller, BOTTLED ABYSS, to get a better understanding about the novel. I knew I could count on her to bring insight unavailable to my tired, aged mind. Her brother Josh was also present during the series of questions. Being only ten months old, I would have to develop a variety of onomatopoeias to keep his grunts and screams interesting, and though I’m always up for a challenge, I decided his negative criticism of the novel was biased on an abstract school of literary analysis. Thus I trimmed the little detractor’s dialogue completely.
Note: the interview was conducted over a course of ten minutes, but it reads like two minutes.
Benjamin Kane Ethridge: Hi Rachel. Look here at this. What’s the name of this book?
Rachel Ethridge: Bottleabyss
BKE: Good! Do you like this book?
She turns to run off, but before she can I tap her shoulder, point at the book.
BKE: What do you like about the cover?
She peers closer and narrows her eyes to examine it closely.
RE: There’s a scary monster.
BKE: Who wrote this book?
RE: [Smiling] Me. Oh, wait. [Now serious] Mama did.
BKE: Are you going to read it?
BKE: Will you tell your friends about it?
RE: [pauses] Yeah.
BKE: Is this a good book?
RE: [shrugging] Yeah.
BKE: Are unicorns in this book?
Snickering a moment, she considers this gotcha question. A resolution quickly comes to her as she takes the book from me and holds it up to her eye level.
RE: Nope. Unicorns are not allowed to play with scary monsters.
BKE: Really? They don’t like each other?
She shakes her head.
BKE: How many pages is the book?
Her interest shifts on the small doll her brother has discovered in the hallway. He drools on the doll’s stomach like Jeff Goldblum digesting food in The Fly.
BKE: [tapping her shoulder] How many pages?
BKE: Ok, but what’s in the bottle on the cover?
BKE: What kind?
RE: Apple, yeah.
BKE: Would you drink it?
She nods vehemently.
BKE: Even with the skull in it?
BKE: Would that taste good?
BKE: Thank you for the interview, baby girl.
Interview conducted before bedtime, 8/29/2012