Behind the Book: Ian Walker of Catch a Falling Star Hijacks My Blog
I’m not sure how I feel about taking over your blog.
Really, Ian? I thought you’d have fun with this.
Um, not really. I’d rather take Dr. Kendall’s dog, Sully, for a walk.
You and Sully got along great in Catch a Falling Star.
Sure. What’s not to like about a dog? It’s a pretty uncomplicated relationship, you know?
You like uncomplicated relationships?
I haven’t had too many of those. I got taken away from my first mom because she abandoned me. And then I ended up in foster care before I was adopted by the Walkers—and that wasn’t the easiest adjustment for me.
See? This is why I’d rather walk Sully.
Okay—that’s fair. I guess I make you deal with all that stuff in Catch a Falling Star, don’t I?
You sure do. I’m the . . . what did you call it?
You’re the Inciting Incident.
Yeah. I kinda get things going.
Exactly. So do you want to tell me what you do like?
I like Dr. Kendall – and not just because of Sully. She listens to me, ya’ know? And she didn’t get mad when I—
Sorry, Ian. I have to interrupt you before you give away part of the story.
Oh. Sorry. Well, can I just say she doesn’t get mad easily—with me, at least? Griffin seems to irritate her a lot.
They seem to irritate each other, don’t they?
What else do you like?
I’m learning to like Colorado. At first I really missed Florida and all my friends—but Colorado is pretty cool. I want to try hiking the Incline – if Dr. Kendall says it’s okay – and Griffin says we might go to the Great Sand Dunes this summer. Oh – and I like Dr. Kendall’s endless pool.
I was waiting for you to mention that. Is there anything else you want to talk about before we wrap this up?
Yeah – my name. Why’d you choose to name me Ian?
There’s a very special reason for your name – and I’ll share more about that in an upcoming blog post.
Now you’re being secretive.
Not really. I just have a certain way I want to talk about things.
But I thought I was in charge today.
Only to a point, Ian. Only to a point.
Is there anything you’d like to ask Ian — or me — as we get “behind the book?” More interviews by imaginary characters & other “Behind the Book” glimpses of Catch a Falling Star to come!
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