Hello fellow dragons in disguise! What’s up? Have you all read any great books lately? If so, tell me because I would love to know!
Today’s character is going to be Dylan North, my Camp Nanowrimo character from my first winning novel, Incognito. If I had a dream cast, Dylan would be Dylan O’ Brien. It is perfect because his name is Dylan and my character’s name is Dylan, so yeah. You get the point. Let’s get started!
How often do they smile? Would they smile at a stranger?
Dylan often smiles at a ton of people because like a famous saying once said, “A smile could go on for miles.” He believes that a smile could brighten up everyone’s day. Dylan does smile at strangers, but he doesn’t like smiling at every stranger he sees.
What is the cruelest thing they’ve ever been told? And what was their reaction?
The cruelest thing Dylan has ever been told is when his ex-best friend Liam told him that they were not going to be friends anymore. When Liam said that to him, he fell apart.
What is the kindest thing they’ve ever been told? And what was their reaction?
The kindest thing Dylan has ever been told is when his elementary teacher told him that he was really good at art. That made him want to do art forever and he wanted to make a living doing art for everyone.
What is one strong memory that has stuck with your character from childhood? Why is it so powerful and lasting?
This is such a hard question for me to answer. I would have to say that when Dylan’s parents got him a ton of art supplies and a brand new desk because now that he had all of those things, he could write comic books and illustrate them.
What book (a real actual published book!) do you think your character would benefit from reading?
Eek! I love this question! Dylan would probably benefit from reading Lost in the Sun by Lisa Graff because it was just an amazing book for me to read and I really think that Dylan would like it and he would connect to it like I did.
Have they ever been seriously injured? How severely? How did they react?
On the trail to Ohio in my novel, Dylan, Shelby, and two other teens went to a little coffee shop just outside of Ohio. A man walked in there and started a huge riot. He shot Dylan in the shoulder and they couldn’t get it fixed until they made it to Ohio. He was shocked that the mysterious man shot him in the shoulder and he didn’t like it one bit. He felt weak.
Do they like and get along with their neighbors?
He does get along with his neighbors very well, but he doesn’t really socialize with them unless it is a neighborhood barbecue. He mostly likes talking to his new best friend that he met in the fourth grade, Shelby.
On a scale from 1 to 10 (1 being easy and 10 being difficult) how easy are they to get along with?
Probably a 3 unless you get on his bad side. When he gets really angry, it gets really difficult to get along with him.
If they could travel anywhere in the world, where would they go?
Probably some imaginary world that he has made in his comic books from an intergalactic universe to a dystopian universe with four eyed trolls and a half panda, half blobfish.* If he had to travel to a real place in the world, he would choose London, England because he learned about it in one of his classes and he found it really interesting.
*Wow, just imagine what that would look like. Shocking and weird at the same time.
Who was the last person they held hands with?
Probably Shelby sometime when she wasn’t really paying attention. Dylan has feelings for Shelby, but he doesn’t know how to say them. He has told her before, but she didn’t really take it the right way. She thought that he was talking about their friendship.