Interview with the Creator
Priss: Hey Sybil. What’s up?
Sybil: Not much.
Priss: Quick, tell the people at Badass Bookie some interesting things about yourself.
Sybil: Okay, let’s see. I’m a wife to an awesome guy named Michael, I’m the mother of two little girls. I’m a PhD student. I love to write in my spare time and create new realities. I was once on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. I taught high school math and dance for nine years. And I love Justin Bieber.
Priss: Whoa. Wait. What? You love Justin Bieber?
Sybil: And not just Justin. I love all pop music. Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Ke$ha –
Priss: For future reference, I would just like to request that you do not have me singing any pop music in future books.
Sybil: Not a problem. You’re a horrible singer anyway.
Priss: Good point. So where did you get the inspiration for my character and my powers and my quirky little town of River’s Bend?
Sybil: Well, you are actually a compilation of two of my students named Helen and Ellen. They were two hilarious girls that I taught a couple of years ago. Helen especially would come to class each day with a new story of something weird that happened to her or that she did. Your personality came from her. And your looks came from Ellen. As for your town, I like to think of it as a kind of Stars Hollow from the TV show Gilmore Girls. It’s small, quaint and tight knit. Everyone knows everything about everyone…well, except for the fact that you can shoot fire out of your fingers.
Now your powers, that’s kind of a crazy story. Originally, Priscilla Maxine Sumner was a girl who got super powers along with her first period.
Priss: Whoa. Wait. What? Is that why my initials spell PMS? How embarrassing!
Sybil: I know. It was a funny story, but an editor talked me into taking out that angle. So instead of The Adventures of PMS Girl, we now have Priscilla the Great.
Priss: Awesome. Although it would have been cool to have my period bring me something other than cramps and cravings!
Sybil: I know! That’s what I said.
Priss: So what was your favorite book when you were my age?
Sybil : Oh, tough question. I did love books by Judy Blume and Beverly Cleary, but I think around your age I also started to get into Romance novels…as embarrassing as that is. I was a huge V.C. Andrews fan and I probably read at least one Harlequin Romance novel each week.
Priss: Oh, so does that explain the romance between…
Sybil : Priss! Don’t give away any plot points of the book! We want people to buy it remember!
Priss: Right, which reminds me, when can they buy it?
Sybil: Priscilla the Great book 1 is available now! Be sure to go to the website www.priscillathegreat.com to read excerpts, watch movie trailers, or vote on who plays the characters in the movie.
Priss: Wait. Movie? There’s gonna be a movie?
Sybil: Yep, movie rights have already been sold.
Priss: Well, who is playing me!!!
Sybil: Go to the website and see who’s winning the poll!
Priss: Well, thanks for taking the time to talk with me Sybil. I can’t wait to see what you have me do in book two!
Sybil: Oh, you’re gonna love it. Let’s just say it involves a hot French boy.
Priss: Can’t wait!
Justin Bieber FTW!!!! Nah, jokes but seriously he is kinda cute and I do like his music :P
Badass Bookie xx