**Author Peek** Character Interview with Erin Michaelson from Crash and Burn

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 **AUTHOR PEEK** Interview with
Character, Erin Michaelson
from CRASH AND BURN!!

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INTRODUCING….Erin Michaelson, Character from Crash and Burn by MICHELE CALLAHAN.

Q:What is your motto?

A: Oh, this one is easy. “Fake it ‘til you make it.” That’s all I do, every day. It’s also the reason I dress up as someone else whenever I go out on stage. The real me is pretty boring, but when I put on a wig and a costume, I let the crazy out.

Q: Isn’t that how you met Chance Walker? And fell in love with him? When you were in disguise?

A: Yes, and no. I met him as myself when he came into the music store where I work. I gave him a guitar lesson, and he didn’t seem interested at all. He swears he was interested from the moment we met, but I didn’t believe him for a long time. He said that if he’d asked me out that first day, I would have just blown him off.

Q: Would you have? Just blown him off if he asked you out that first day?

A: Honestly, I don’t know. Maybe. He was too much for me to take in all at once. He still overwhelms me.

Q: What is your idea of perfect happiness?

A: Before I would have said making it big in the music business, but now? Now this things with Chance consumes me.

Q: What is your greatest fear?

A: My mom died when I was fourteen and my dad wasn’t really around. After my mom died, I felt like a ghost, like she was the only one who ever really saw the real me. When I met Chance, when he kissed me backstage, the only thing I could thing about was whether he was kissing me, the real me, or Eva James, the persona I wear on stage. I felt invisible all over again, and that scared the hell out of me.

Q: What do you consider the most important virtue?

A: No one likes this answer, but I value honesty. It’s the reason I have the word “Truth” tattooed over my heart. When I was younger and drinking and doing drugs, when I was running away from home and trying to survive on my own, I was afraid to face the truth about myself. I was terrified of the truth. Now, truth is the only thing that matters to me. And especially, being honest with myself. Truth is the most powerful thing I know. The truth saved my life and truth is what keeps me strong.

Q: What is the quality you most like in a man?

A: He has to see me, the real me, and love everything about me, all the scars and all the crazy, and all the different ways I want him. Love and acceptance matter, because you can’t really have one without the other.

Q: What is your most treasured possession?

A: My old guitar. It’s not a great guitar, but my mom saved her money and bought it for my 13th birthday, just a year before she died. It survived more foster homes than I can count, and I still take it everywhere I go. I wrote Chance’s love song, Crash and Burn, on that guitar. It’s like my teddy bear or security blanket. I love that guitar.

Q: How would you like to die?

A: I want to be immortal. But since that won’t work, I’d like to die in my sleep, in Chance’s arms when we’re both about a hundred years old. Like that movie, The Notebook. That movie makes me cry every time.

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Be sure to come back to read more about Erin and Michele and her novel, CRASH AND BURN, on Wednesday’s Karen’s Killer Book Bench. Happy Reading!

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Links to Michele’s website, blog, books, etc.

Crash and Burn
Love You Like A Love Song, Book 1
by Michele Callahan

Amazon: http://goo.gl/Xd2o2X
iTunes: https://goo.gl/nWEyk6

Website: http://mlcallahan.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/michele.callahan.142
Twitter: https://twitter.com/michelecallahan

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7 Responses to **Author Peek** Character Interview with Erin Michaelson from Crash and Burn

  1. Karen Docter says:

    Good morning, Erin and Michele, and welcome back to Karen’s Killer Book Bench. I can’t wait to read your story, Erin! Thanks for stopping by to share your story with us today.

  2. Good morning! What a great way to introduce the author. I love the character being the interviewee.
    Thank you and looking forward to this book!

  3. Karen Docter says:

    You’re welcome, Kathleen. Happy Reading!

  4. Tina Peterson says:

    Looking forward to reading your book.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  5. Melody Gonser says:

    I enjoyed listening to Erin. I am looking forward to reading it. It’s an interesting concept of who a person is. When you dress up to go on stage or are just plain ole you, who are you ? Sounds like she ended up with her head screwed on right. Thank you for your giveaway.

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