Friday, May 29, 2009

Spotlighting Sarah Cross's DULL BOY

Today, I get to spotlight the very lovely Sarah Cross's DULL BOY! Did you know that Sarah has saved the world, like, five times since fifth grade -- and you didn't even notice?

One of the awesome feats she has accomplished is the fabulous DULL BOY, about superhero Avery. Superpowers are awesome -- unless you actually have them, like Avery does. There's only so much he can pass off as "adrenaline" before people start to get suspicious. Probably it's best to lie low, so guys in white lab coats don't come to carry him away, to find out what makes his freakish body tick. Who wants to be vivisected? But flying under the radar becomes a whole lot harder when you can actually fly. It's dangerous to be different, so for now he'll pretend to be normal, unremarkable Avery -- a dull boy -- anything to keep his secret safe.

What he doesn't expect is the horrifying truth about where his powers came from, who else might have them, and the madness of one villain's plan to turn this superpowered dull boy into something even more powerful and amazing.

Here are Sarah's answers to the Thorough Three:

NM: What is the age of your protagonist/s?

SC: 15.

NM: What is the single, most important bit of advice you'd give to the You that was the same age as your protagonist/s?

SC: Don't burn your diary and then throw the charred remains into the pond. You might grow up to write YA novels one day, in which case those mortifying records will be useful.

NM: Complete the following sentences:

Everyone should definitely, for sure _____________.

You should NEVER, EVER ___________. But if you absolutely must, make sure to ____________.

SC: Everyone should definitely, for sure watch a bad action movie once in a while. The Transporter 2 firehose fight scene? Worth every second of bad dialogue that precedes it. :D

You should NEVER, EVER challenge an angry polar bear to a wrestling match. But if you absolutely must, make sure to have a steel chair on hand, and most importantly ... fight dirty.

Sage wisdom, folks. Learn more about Sarah's secrets at, and to here to buy your very own copy of DULL BOY!

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