You know, I’ve often heard mention of all of Sara(h)s in YA. Sara Zarr, Sarah Dessen, Sarah Cross, Sarah Ockler, Sarah Quigley, Sarah Rees Brennan, Sarah MacLean. My agent is even a Sara. But you know, there’s another name rising to ascendancy in the YA world: Megan. We have Meg Cabot, Megan McCafferty, Megan Crewe, and well, you know, some lady named Megan Frazer. There may be more of them, but unlike the Sara(h)s, we’ve managed to all get on the same page on the whole to-H or not to-H issue.*
Today, I am pleased to welcome one of the Megans to the Deb’s Pageant: Megan Crewe whose debut novel is Give Up the Ghost. Just a reminder about the pageant: In Secrets of Truth & Beauty, Dara is a former child pageant star. So, in order to introduce you to the wonderful authors and characters of the 2009 Debutantes, I am hosting a Debs Pageant on my blog.
Character name: Cass McKenna
Biography: Most people think I’m a loner, but I have friends. It’s just that the only people I can trust just happen to be dead, so no one else can see them. When I’m not hanging out with my ghostly buds, I enjoy surfing the ‘net, watching old sitcoms with my dad, and reading graphic novels.
What is your talent? Like I mentioned, I can talk to the dead. Which means I could probably find out things about all of you that you’d rather people didn’t know. 😀
Who is your escort? My sister, Paige. Believe me, she’s right here.
And now for the interview portion . . . If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be? I’d make people more honest. Everyone’s so concerned about image and status, about looking better than other people, and they lie and fake their superiority whenever they can. The world would be an easier place to live in if more people would own up to their faults, and cut other people a break.
Thank you Cass and Megan!
* Apologies if I gorgot a Sara(h) or a Megan. If you fall into one of these categories — especially a Megan! — please add your name in the comments below.