Birthday: May 23, 1990
First Poppy Book: Lost Souls
Favorite Poppy Book: Lost Souls
Favorite Character: Ghost. Nothing to some degree.
First Encounter: I was sitting outside on my first week of Freshman year in high school (I've been out of highschool for some months now...) and my newest friend walked up to me and said, very quietly "I'm reading a new book." She showed me the cover and said "What's it like?" And she read to me. Just one paragraph, halfway through the book. "'No, I am not okay,' it said. 'i am in terrible pain because your idiot friend surprised me with his baseball bat and my own lover betrayed me for the sake of your worthless songs, So what? I can take pain. It will pass. And if I choose to return and take my pain out of your hide, I will, pretty seer. Or, if you like, I'll shove my tongue down your throat and corrupt you with my spit. Or, if you prefer, I'll unzip your skin and kiss you with your own heart-blood on my lips. Are you tempted yet?'" For a moment the two of us rested in silence, the useless chatter of a high school choir behind us. The teacher realized our lack of attention and got snarly. She let me borrow the book a few days later, when she'd finished it. I've read it at least once a year ever since then.
What character reminds you of yourself the most: Unfortunately, there are two. I cannot pry myself away from one, nor can i distance who i am from the other. I look at Ghost and see myself reflected in the kind nature that he has, in the way he sees the world around him. His views have been kindred with my own, which is why I have such a love for the character, but there is that haunted child within me that is the very sibling to Nothing. I feel his loneliness every day, know the pain of the person turned from society. I have people that would call themselves my friends... but they aren't real. So yes, I do believe a mixture of the two.
If you could ask her any question, what would it be: When is that story that we will one day write together begin?
Do you look like Poppy Z. Brite: Haha! in the way of the both of us having dark hair, I would say yes. Otherwise... no, not at all.
Has anything in your life mirrored an event in a book or story: I killed and ate a little boy. No, no, I kid. No, Unfortunately there hasn't been anything that exciting in my life.
Do you know anyone like a character from a book or a story: Several. The artist that you can find in Trevor can be found in my friends Carrie and Sam. The disreguard for rules and the genral WANT to be bad that can be found in some of Nothing's friends back in his home town can be found in Dylan. Jamie is the quiet one that's very hard thinking, as Christian would be. The list goes on and on.
Do you wish anything in a book or story would happen to you or anyone else: Yes, actually. But those thoughts are private thoughts.
What would you like to see from Poppy in the future: Her saying yes to writing a story with me.