Creed was my favorite character from the novel, he overshadowed everyone else with his personality and won me over completely from the first moment he met Joy, so I was pretty excited to get him for an interview. I hope you enjoy it and don’t forget to check out the rest of the stops in the tour!
Thanks so much to Cynthia for hosting me, and welcome to the DON’T BREATHE A WORD blog tour!
Don’t Breathe a Word is the story of Joy, a girl who flees her suburban life because of a life-threatening secret and finds herself on the streets of Seattle. A homeless boy called Creed has offered his help, if only she can get to him before it’s too late—the last thing she expects is to fall in love. Creed dreams of making it in the music industry, and he is a kind of protector for two street teens who wouldn’t survive without him. But Creed has secrets of his own…
Cynthia has asked Creed to answer a few questions for you today:
If you could go back to the time before you left home, would you have done it all over again? Or would you have tried to find another alternative? It’s hard to know, because things happen for a reason. Everything would have been different for May and Santos, but then I would have been there for my mom. I wish I could find a way to help everyone, but in the end they have to help themselves.
Where does the nickname “Creed” come from? It’s about the same thing as my music—meaning and truth and conviction. Justice is important to me. It’s about who I am.
What is one thing that you missed the most (besides your family) when you ran away? I missed riding Callisto into the ocean. I dream about it all the time.
You’re a musician, what type of music or is there a specific song that you like to think about or listen to when you’re feeling down or need some inspiration? Hey Marseilles, Hold the Morning. It reminds me of Triste…and of Joy. Hey Marseille is a Seattle band and I really like their stuff. Here’s their playlist, Hold the Morning is Track 8:
If you were to come across another teenager that was thinking of running away, what type of advice would you give them?
I’ve seen things on the streets that I wouldn’t wish on anyone, and I’ve met people there I consider family. People I love. The streets are not the answer. Finding someone to trust, someone to help, is the answer.
If you are a teen who is thinking of running away, or you know someone at risk and looking for help, please call the National Runaway Switchboard at 1-800-RUNAWAY. It’s anonymous, confidential, and free.
Thank you, Cynthia, for inviting me to your blog! Check out the rest of the DBAW tour for chances to win books and swag, the Words Have Power video contest, and more. I hope readers love Don’t Breathe a Word!
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