Today we have a special guest joining us…Will from Stacey Kade’s BODY AND SOUL (available now from Hyperion Book CH). Abigail got to interview Will about his ghost girlfriend and semi reformed mean girl Alona, what it’s like being a ghost-talker, and even get some info on the odds of a happily ever after for this odd but addictive couple. Want to learn more about the final book in The Ghost and the Goth trilogy? Be sure to check out all the stops on the Body & Soul blog tour hosted by Teen Book Scene & look for Abigail’s review later this month.
ATUF: Can you tell us the best & worst thing about being a ghost-talker?
WILL: The best thing? Helping people, I think. And having proof there definitely is something after this life. That tends to change your perspective a little.
The worst thing is the lack of privacy. Walls, doors, shower curtains, none of those mean anything to ghosts when they really want to talk to you.
ATUF: Do you think it’s possible for people to really change? Is Alona still the same ‘mean girl’ she was when she was alive?
WILL: I’m not sure if people change so much as they adjust to new information. Or they don’t. Who Alona is at the core will always be the same. But I don’t think that’s a side of herself that she shows very often. What you see on the outside is not who she is, no matter how much she would like you to believe that. That being said, I think she’s changing the way she relates to people, based on the new experiences she’s having as a ghost…uh, sorry, I mean, spirit.
ATUF: Do you think you would have ever gotten together with Alona if she hadn’t become a ghost?
WILL: Ha, no. It’s a little tough to get together with someone when she flat-out refuses to acknowledge your existence.
ATUF: Alona is stuck inside the body of your friend Lily, will you ever be able to truly forgive Alona for that?
*sighs* The thing about Alona is it’s incredibly easy to be angry with her. She just pushes and pushes until she goes too far. But she always has reasons. Maybe not ones you agree with, but she has them.
ATUF: Do you think it’s possible for a Ghost and a Goth to end up happily ever after?
WILL: Stacey says I’m not allowed to answer that on the grounds of potential spoilers. But…maybe?
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About the author:
|As an award-winning corporate copywriter, Stacey Kade has written about everything from backhoe loaders to breast pumps.
But she prefers to make things up instead.
She lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, Greg, and their three retired racing greyhounds, Joezooka (Joe), Tall Walker (Walker) and SheWearsThePants (Pansy). When she’s not reading or writing, you’ll likely find her parked in front of the television with her Roswell DVDs, staring rapturously at Jason Behr.
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The final book in The Ghost and the Goth Trilogy!
I’ve been trapped in the body of Lily “Ally” Turner for a month now. Talk about a fashion crisis on an epic scale. What worries me more, though, is sometimes I catch Will looking at me like he thinks I’m Lily…or that he wishes I were. Without the good looks of my former self, I don’t know who I am, or if who that is is good enough. I need out of this mess. Now.
Will and I have been looking for a solution, one that would separate me from Lily without killing her. But it’s not going well. Then, when it seems like things couldn’t get any worse, we run into Misty, my former best friend and boyfriend-stealer extraordinaire, who claims she’s being haunted…by me. Seriously?
I’m determined to get to the bottom of who’s pretending to be the spirit of Alona Dare (while I’m pretending to be someone else) and then get the heck out of this body. Or die trying…
I’ll admit it. It’s really weird to look at Alona but see Lily. I do know the difference, though, contrary to what Alona might be saying. And Alona is more than a pretty face to me, not that she would believe that.
Our one lead for some help in this messed up situation might be a page torn from the yellow pages-—the