I am the author of the Guardian Trilogy, and today I’m bringing you a conversation between me and one of the main characters in the books, Holden Smith. Unlike everyone else, Holden flat out refused to do a guest post for me—
Holden- Because all of your ideas were stupid.
They were not. You could have written something about your favorite moment as a jinni.
Holden *silence* *crickets chirping*
Right, well that one could have been better.
Holden- I rest my case.
I’ll have you know I wrote you into this story, I can write you out of it too.
*Holden assesses me* Please, a few sweet words and you’re putty in my hands.
*Looks away to hide the fact he might be right*
Holden- Besides, you haven’t always shown good judgment. You created Quintus too. What a tool.
He’s not so bad. Quintus is a very nice, very old guardian. He always means well.
Holden- He’s a tool, Liz, a tool.
He is not. Stop getting me off point, you’re the reason I need an editor. Tell me how you feel the second book, Choices, went.
Holden- *sighs a long suffering sigh* Better and worse than expected. I mean you **** ** **** **** *** (redacted)—and that sucked—but life went on. I got a promotion—
And made a friend.
Holden- *looks at me disgusted* I don’t have friends.
Hmmm agree to disagree. Do you still love Olivia as much as you did in Secrets?
Holden- As strange as it is and despite everything she has done, I think I love her even more. I hate all of these stupid feelings by the way. I was much better off when I didn’t have them.
Nonsense. You will thank me later for them.
Holden- Hmm, we’ll see about that. Anyway, the promotion turned out not to be a terrible thing. Sometimes a disgusting thing, but not a terrible one.
So where do you think you are headed in book three?
Holden- Shouldn’t you know.
I know. I just want to see what you think.
Holden- Maybe you will finally let me kill Quintus. Fingers crossed.
Maybe I will.
I guess you’ll have to wait and see.