Three of the characters from Judge by the Cover have been featured on fellow author Ember Winters' blog for quite an "interesting" little interview.
Here's an excerpt:
Ember: Hi—okay, sorry before I start this interview, I really must ask. Why are there three of you?
Oh, hi. My name is Tracy. I’m just here to be the buffer between those two. *points at a boy and a girl glaring at each other with crossed arms*
Ember: But why do they need--
Trust me. They need a buffer.
Ember: Oh. Okay then. Well, thank you so much for joining us today. Please introduce yourself!
The Girl: I’ll start. I’m Haruna Mitsukai. I’m 17 years old and I’m the main character of the story. I’m a student in my final year at Shady Glenn Private Academy. I’m Head Girl (which is kind of like student president at regular schools) and I’m aiming to be valedictorian. One of my main goals is getting into the University of--
The Boy: She just asked who you are, not for your life story.
Haruna: Shut up! Why are you even here?
Tracy: Stop it, you guys. *gives a deep sigh* This guy over here is Ryu Debiru. He’s the story antagonist.
Ryu: Antagonist? I’m the main character in this story too!
Haruna: But why? That’s what I’d like to know.
Tracy: Yeesh. I’ll take over from here. *looks over with a smile* I’m Tracy Hasan and I’m one of Haruna’s best friends. I also go to the Academy. Ryu does too.
Ember: Let’s step back for a moment. What is your story about?
Tracy: So the book is called Judge by the Cover which is part of the Hafu Sans Halo series. It’s a YA/New Adult series.
Haruna: And the first book is about this assignment we have to work on for our English class. And it’s a major assignment—like super important. But naturally, it’s impossible to get anything done with this guy.
Ryu: I’d gouge my own eye out with this icepick before spending five minutes with her to be honest.
Tracy: Ahem. Just to be clear, no eyes were lost in the making of this book.
Haruna: Am I the only one wondering why he randomly carries around an icepick?
Ember: Wait, I’m curious about something else. What does “Hafu Sans Halo” mean?
Ryu: Well, “hafu” is a word meaning “half.” We’re both half Japanese so I’m guessing that has something to do with it.
Haruna: You’d have to read the book and come to your own conclusions.
Wow. I guess being half Japanese means you have some things in common?
Haruna: No way!
Ryu: Not. At. All.
Read the rest on Ember Winters' page!