Monday, November 1, 2010

Blog Tour: Albert Borris Interview and Giveaway

1. How did you create the characters of Owen, Frank, Audrey, and Jin-Ae?

Owen was me. At twenty-two, I walked down the highway, almost giving myself time to get hit. No cars came.

Frank, Audrey and Jin-Ae were strummed up from characters I had written about several years ago. All told, maybe 10% of each character came out of real people I met years before.

2. If you could have prevented one celebrity mentioned in the novel from committing suicide, who would it be and why?

I think it would be Judas. I don’t know why, I just think it would make a great story!

3. In what ways did your work as a counselor inspire Crash Into Me?

I had a few “celebrities” kill themselves during my life. Good Lord, I wish I were there for that…I might have been able to talk them out of it.

4. If you could go on a road trip with three other well known people, who would you choose?

I would take Bruce Springsteen, Bruce Willis and Sarah Polley. Just kidding! Ghandi, Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr., and C.G. Jung. Next trip, I would take Springsteen.

5. What is one place in the world you would love to visit?

I would love to visit Antarctica, my favorite place in the entire world. Other than that, I want to visit Ireland, Scotland, New Zealand, Australia and Cape Hope.


Thanks so much, Albert for answering my questions and to the Teen {Book} Scene for arranging this tour!

For more info on Albert and suicide prevention visit his website here.



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  1. Antarctica is an interesting choice of a place to visit! I can honestly say that I've never heard anyway say its on their 'must see' list.

  2. I really enjoyed this book and I think this interview makes me love it even more. I had no idea Owen was based off of him.

  3. Interesting interview! Haha I was about to enter your giveaway, then I was like, wait. Don't I HAVE this book? *runs to bookshelf* haha yes I'm a moron. Well now its next on my TBR list :)

  4. I'd totally take Springsteen on a road trip. Or, I guess I'd rather that he'd take me. I bet he has a better ride.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Thanks for the great interview!

  6. Mary D

    This sounds very intriguing, I'd love to read it. Not sure that I'm brave enough to visit Antartic but from everything I've read it's amazing! Very cool choice (no pun intended) lol

  7. Great interview. Really good question asked. Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. Bruce Springsteen lived up the street from me growing up. We'll I guess it was actually his mother that lived there.

  9. That's quite a interesting group to bring along a road trip. And I agree on all the places he's like to visit. I'd love to travel the world someday. Thanks for the interview! :)

  10. Antarctica? No way. I hate the cold weather. All the other places sound like paradise though.

  11. Thanks for the interview and giveaway! I think it's a first for me to hear someone say that Antarctica is their favorite place in the world.

  12. Great interview thank you book sounds very good can't wait to read it!

  13. This book sounds great :) Thanks for the giveaway

  14. Judas is an interesting choice. Excited to read this book.


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