Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Friday, March 19, 2010
1. What is your full name?
Caleb Lee Austin
2. What is your favorite color?
Not to be cliché or anything, but green really is my favorite color. Blue is a close second.
I hate spiders. There’s something really wrong with having that many legs.
4. What do you like the most about Whitnee and is there anything that really gets on your nerves?
Oh, man… (Is she going to be reading this?) I think what I like and dislike the most about Whit is one and the same – her free spirit. It’s the very thing that I’m addicted to, but it’s also what drives me the most crazy. I feel like I can hardly keep up with her sometimes.
5. Describe what it’s like to use the Earth life force. What is your favorite Earth skill?
That’s really hard to describe because there is nothing here on the Mainland like it… When I’m using the Earth life force, it feels like I can hear everything better – and I don’t just mean the sounds of people or whatever. It’s like nature itself has a voice, but it’s not audible. I don’t know… do I sound like a total treehugger? It’s just incredibly unreal. As for my favorite Earth skill… I know I haven’t even learned half of everything you can do with it, but I love using the Earth Shield – I am a protector by nature. Plus it just looks cool. And it’s my favorite color. Ha.
6. If you had to choose, would you live on the White Island or the Mainland?
Easy. The Mainland. There is no way I would want to live under the Island’s government – with Gabriel in charge. Nope. No way.
7. Do you think that you and Gabriel could ever be friends?
Okay, seriously, is Whitnee making you ask me this stuff? I don’t hate Gabriel. That’s all I’ll say.
8. What country would you most like to visit? Why?
My dad took me to Paris with him one time on a rare business trip. I ate so many crepes that I made myself sick. I think I’d like to go back there again and visit all the places we went together. Plus, they just don’t make crepes like that here in the States.
9. If you were given a million dollars how would you spend it?
The noble thing first? Water. There are people in countries that don’t have purified drinking water and I would like to help with that. Then I’d set up an account for my mother, buy myself a sports car and season tickets to the San Antonio Spurs, and use whatever’s left trying to find the exact location of the White Island.
10. What is your worst fear?
Drunk drivers… car accidents. I’ll be honest… when I see a wreck on the side of the road, it still makes me a little sick.
11. When did you first realize you had “more than friends feelings” for Whitnee?
Wow, that’s a loaded question… Um, last year was the first time I really admitted it to myself, and this summer was the first time I admitted it to her. But if I’m being honest, I think the crush started all the way back at Camp Fusion when we were kids and I dropped a fish in her lap. It was a total accident… I was showing off my catch and it just slid out of my hands and flopped right into her lap. If you could have seen the panic on her face… she was screaming and, at first, it was SO funny. But then she ran right into Ben’s arms and started crying and I felt kind of bad. I didn’t mean to make her cry. (She swears it wasn’t me; it was the fish. But still…) So later when the boys in my cabin wanted to play a prank on her with another fish, I stood up for her and got made fun of for a couple of weeks. Eventually it died down. I don’t think she ever knew about that part. But I vowed to never be the reason she cried again. Of course, I’ve screwed that up now...
12. Do you fold, crumple, or wrap your toilet paper?
Kinda funny you asked – I had this crazy teacher in middle school that asked this question on the first day of school and I had never even thought about it before. I am most definitely a folder. Organization first, you know.
13. What is your favorite food?
Anything sweet. I’m addicted to sugar.
14. What do you talk about with your guy friends? NO LIES!
Well, when we’re not painting our toenails or picking out each other’s clothes, we mostly talk about our deepest, most secret feelings on life, love, and relationships. Is that what you want to hear? LOL. Just think about your classic teenage guy stereotype, and yeah, that’s us. Sports. Video games. Last night’s ballgame. And, okay, hot girls.
15. Do you think Whitnee is the Pilgrim?
I usually keep my thoughts pretty quiet about this. Morgan swears she is, but I hope she’s not. Honestly, being the Pilgrim sounds like a lot of pressure… and I don’t know if Whitnee is up for that. Don’t get me wrong. Whitnee is super special – but I think this whole Pilgrim business is a little overwhelming.
I hope you enjoyed getting to know a little bit more about Caleb! Love Always,
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
"Baby Doll, I need you to listen to me! You're in danger. Whatever you do dont cross the river. Stay with your friends and they can't get you! You don't even know how special you are. I wish I could make you understand." I personally like this quote, said in Whitnee's fathers voice, because it is mysterious and intriguing. I am a sucker for mystery and if i heard my supposed dead father warn me not to do something through a dream, I would honestly be freaked out just like Whitnee. I like it because reading between the lines it holds a secret that has yet to be revealed and kept my mind guessing. This quote to me helped set up Whitnee's adventure overall.
So now its YOUR turn to scan through your book, and find what quotes YOU like. Why do you like it? Who said it? Do you think it holds any significance overall? Feel free to share your ideas and thoughts!!
Friday, July 24, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
It's been a little more than a month since the release of Phantom Island:Wind and I just want to say congrats to Krissi. In this short amount of time she has already done eight author appearances in seven cities and she has four more events coming this summer. Phantom Island also reached #1 bestseller on Authorhouse.com. This is a major accomplishment in such a small amount of time and I'm sure we will continue to see many more as the word spreads about Phantom Island.
We have recently started a challenge to sell 10,000 copies of Phantom Island: Wind. Make sure to spread the word so we can reach our goal! Every person you tell is one more book sale! If we are all doing this together, we can get there.
Now I'm going to start our first blog discussion. That means that I'm going to post a subject that is relevant to Phantom Island and I want YOU to comment on the post and tell me what you think about it. Let me remind you that the comments are just opinions; no one is right or wrong and do NOT put down anyone's comment. You can say you agree or disagree, but either way, DON'T let it get out of hand. With that said, our first blog discussion IS....(drumroll ;) )
CALEB VS GABRIEL
Which guy do you think is right for Whitnee and why? Make sure to comment and let us know!
This first month for Phantom Island has been great. Thank you to everyone for your support and please keep spreading the word. Don't forget to check out http://www.krissidallas.com/ for more details and extras on the book. I hope everyone has an awesome summer!