Coffee with Characters

I have decided to try something new! Every Tuesday I am going to interview a character from a book. I’m so pleased to announce that my guinea pig…er Guest! Yeah that’s right! My first guest is Rebecca Banks in Cass Alexander’s book Working On It!

Thank you so much for joining us today! Please introduce yourself! Tell us who you are and what you do! Are you the main character in the story or a supporting role? What do you do for a living? How old are you?
Tell us about your story. What is it about and what role do you play?

Hi! I’m Rebecca Banks. I’m 21 and a senior at Persimmon College. Working On It is my story. It’s pretty much about me finding my first boyfriend. And falling in love. And losing my virginity. And freaking out about it all, turning into the internal dialogue head case I don’t want to be. You know, all those great college moments many girls experience.

Can you tell us about one of your most distinguishable features?

Well, I cuss like a damn sailor. I’ve done it my whole life (we’ll blame my home environment for this one). I really like urban dictionaries and creative forms of expression—like combining four-letter words (or any naughty word) with other words. Like twatwaffle. Or dickweed. I shouldn’t speak like this, so I’m working on it.

Do you have any birthmarks or tattoos?
No, no markings on this body other than some freckles on my nose.
Would you ever want to go hang out with your author? If so, what would you do together?

I would love to hang with Cass! She’s got an affinity for foul language, too. I had to explain to her how to use the term, “Adolf Titler,” as an insult. I think she did well with it. If we were to hang out for a night, we’d probably go out to a bar, maybe dance a little. Or sit at home with some expensive beer (I don’t get much of that in college) and trade funny stories. Yes, I think I like option two better.

If you could have a super power what would it be, and why?

That’s a tough one. I kind of want to read other people’s minds. It would help me know if the crazy thoughts I have are normal. I’m guessing they’re not, but I could confirm this if I could read minds.

What is your biggest pet peeve when dealing with others?

I hate drama. And people that don’t have a sense of humor. So, I guess people that start shit and have sticks up their asses. If I give you some quality one-liners, have the decency to laugh.

What would I love the most about you?

I don’t want to sound full of it, but maybe my sense of humor? I take pride in making others smile. Life’s too short to be serious all the time.

What would I hate the most about you?

My potty mouth. Sometimes I think I overdo it. It’s like I was born with a broken filter or something. Oh, and I absolutely hate shopping. So, if you wanted me to go shopping with you, I would probably whine about it. Like a toddler. The entire time. And that’s annoying. Maybe you should think about that before you invite me shopping again.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?

Abso-freakin-lutely! I especially enjoyed how she talked about how good my body is and how attracted to me Evan has become. I work out all the time and it’s nice someone noticed. Oh, and she complemented the girls (my boobies) and my ass (my ass). The ( ) were for clarification, in case anyone needed it. She also made me sound smart, which I totally dig. I’m not sure how accurate that was, but I’m claiming it was a bullseye.

What is your idea of a perfect day?

Hanging out with friends, relaxing. Maybe going on a hike around campus? And finishing it with a quality make-out session in Evan’s room.

What is your greatest fear?

Sometimes I think I’m not good enough for Evan, that he’s down-grading from his ex-girlfriend. I suppose my greatest fear would be that he realizes it.

Someone is secretly in love with you. Who is it and how do you feel about that?

I think that would be my best guy friend, Brock. I don’t like thinking about it. It makes me feel icky since I view him as a brother. I also don’t want to hurt him, but I doubt he’d ever tell me, so I’m probably off the hook.

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I’ve always been good with numbers and money. I have wanted to be in the business world forever. My father owns his own business (with my mother), and I’ve learned a lot about how to handle business affairs. When I was little, I used to dress up and carry a clipboard, yelling at my office workers, also known as the neighbor’s kids. I wasn’t very popular when I did that.

If you knew you were going to die tomorrow, what would you do today?

Visit with my family. I wouldn’t want to die without telling them goodbye. I would consider telling Evan that I love him. But that’s scary as hell, so who knows if I’d have the balls to actually do it.

What is the one food you can’t live without?

Ice cream sandwiches. When I was a kid I wanted to own a grocery store and sit on a throne and have people bring me ice cream sandwiches. I was also a chubby kid, which explains a lot.

If they turned the book into a movie, who would be cast to play you?

Oh, good question! I really want it to be Chloe Grace Moretz. She’s attractive and funny. Good comedic timing. And she could kick someone’s ass and make it believable. Not that I’ve gotten into fights, but I prefer people to think I could kick their assess when necessary.

Thanks so much for answering my questions Rebecca! That was a lot of fun! Thank you for being with us today!

To pick up your copy of Working On It which I strongly recommend! (I will probably be reviewing in the near future!) I love Rebecca’s use of words like twatwaffle and assmunch in this book. It is a fun lighthearted read! Go to the Amazon link below!

To connect with Cass and find out what she is up to, like the awesome release of her second book in this series Working For It (Which is available for pre-order now and goes live February 23rd!)Check out her stalker links below!