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. 

struts_fretsToday we have our penultimate contestant. I love that word — penultimate, that is, not contestant. I have no problem with the word contestant, just no particular love. Anyway, today is Sammy for Jon Skovron’s Struts and Frets.

Character name: Sammy Bojar
Age: 17
Biography: Born in Cleveland, OH to a single mother working her way through grad school. Moved to Columbus when he was a small child with his mother, who became a therapist, and his grandfather, a jazz musician. Really wants to become a famous indie rock musician.

What is your talent?

I play guitar and write songs.

What will you wear for the evening dress competition?

Uh, what? Jeans and t-shirt?

Who is your escort?
My friend, Jen5

And now for the interview portion . . . What’s the biggest challenge facing today’s youth?

Struts and Frets is available now. If you’re in NYC, you can pick it up at Jon’s favorite indie book store, The Strand. And if you ever are in New York, you really should go to this store. It’s amazing. Eighteen miles of books!

Not everyone can get to New York, though, so you can also get it at your local indie book store or Amazon. To find out more about Jon, visit his website.

Debs Pageant: Jon Skovron

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