Character Book Club: Taylor Davis from Taylor Davis and the Flame of Findul [by Michelle Isenhoff]

14 Feb

Hello, readers! I usually do Perfect Picture Book Friday (check out PPBF at Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog HERE) but this week I am doing The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow blog’s Character Book Club! Next week I will be back with a great PPBF post!

Today I get to interview…

“Um Erik, I’m sorry to tell you this but, you can’t do the interview.” 

“Yeah, it’s CHARACTER book club.”

Tomato and Pea, what are you guys doing here? If you readers don’t know, Tomato and Pea are the characters from my book, “The Adventures of Tomato and Pea: A Bad Idea.”

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“Well Erik, you aren’t a book character so I’m sorry, you can’t do the interview. Pea and I are the ones who will do the interview.”

Can I just say who you are going to interview?

“No.”

Oh, okay I’ll just wait over there in the corner.

Hi everyone! Tomato here. Pea and I are going to interview the main character from Michelle Isenhoff’s exciting series “Taylor Davis” for Character Book Club!

In this series, Taylor Davis, along with Elena Camila Velasquez Cartahena, and their guardian angels/agents, Mike (short for Amikim) and Ranofur, need to save the world from chaos and destruction. Bartholomew Swain (a horrible pirate who ate a rotten piece of fruit from the Tree of Life) keeps causing trouble and trying to destroy the world. The friends romp through heaven and earth to stomp bad guys and save… well they save everything!

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(click HERE for Erik’s review of Book 1, and HERE for Erik’s review of Book 2!).

Now on to the interview and Character Book Club!

Taylor Davis Series (1)

Tomato: Hello, Taylor Davis! Thank you for stopping by Character Book Club this month. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Taylor: Sure, Tomato. Well, I was a pretty ordinary guy until my folks moved to the Caribbean. I mean, I’ve never been much of an athlete. If there’s a patch of ice on the sidewalk, I’ll probably be the one to fall on it. But I pass most of my classes in school, and I like hanging out with my friends. This whole fight-the-bad-guys-with-a-big-sword thing was NOT my idea.

Pea: In your stories, you say you are part of your school’s drama club. What is your favorite play that you were in?

Taylor: Dude, that’s easy—Peter Pan. I played the crocodile. Great costume and no lines. That was my first year at Zander, back when I didn’t know what anyone was saying. But a crocodile can tick-tock the same in Spanish as in English.

Tomato: No hablan español ¿eh? What’s it like being in Heaven and hanging out with your Guardian Angel, Mike?

Taylor:  Well, we haven’t exactly had a chance to play ping-pong or anything. We’ve been a little preoccupied with red alerts, Churkon assaults, and, er, trying not to fall off flying horses. (Shut up, Elena.)

Pea: Speaking of red alerts, how heavy and big is the sword of Findul? Did you ever pretend you were Luke Skywalker with it?

Taylor: The sword is a beast! It’s four foot long and weighs over five pounds. Great for adding some bulk to the biceps, but you have to be careful not to light your hair on fire. Takes some getting used to. (Shhhh…don’t tell Ranofur, but, yeah, I did once. Sound effects and everything.)

Tomato: The very evil Bartholomew Swain seems to be set on destroying the world. Why is he so cranky?

Taylor: You got me. The guy had great business sense, long life, and a really cool British accent. It must have come from hanging out with Davy Jones.

Pea: I don’t care who he hangs out with Swain is CREE-PY! If two space aliens, say, maybe two handsome guys named “Bean” and “Carrot,” crash-landed  near your school, Zander National Academy, and you found them, what advice would you give them about surviving on EAR-TH?

Taylor: You know, I’m getting a pretty strong hankering for stir-fry.

Assuming these new veggies, er, aliens, are friends of yours, I have one word for them: weapons. It looks like you’re pretty set up with techy gadgets, but if you ever want anything more medieval—you know, blood, sweat, hospital visits—I can probably hook you up. Though you are pretty small…

Tomato:  We may be small, but we pack a punch! What was the coolest thing that has happened to you during all of your adventures?

Taylor: Where do I start? It was pretty cool when that cabbie morphed into a Swaug and I almost went deep sea diving in the taxi cab.  I mean, I almost peed my pants at the time, but looking back and knowing that I lived is pretty cool. I got to drive once, too. I pegged out the speedometer all the way through Southampton. That was pretty awesome! But probably the coolest thing that happened was finding out I can do more than I thought I could, and knowing my team always has my back.

Pea: Do you like scented candles?

Taylor: Um…no. And I’m going to pretend you didn’t just ask me that.

Tomato: Yes, I will ignore that one too, Pea. Do you know where will you be going your next adventure yet?

Taylor: With any luck, it will involve dinner, a movie, and a girl named Jennifer somewhere in Jersey…

Pea: Can you tell us about that Isenhoff lady who takes credit for all your hard work?

Taylor: Oh, yeah, her. My lawyer would probably advise me not to comment. The lawsuit is still pending.

Pea: What do you th-

That’s enough, Pea.

Thanks for coming Taylor! Much appreciated. Hope all goes well with saving the world and such (not sure about the Jennifer part though…)! Have fun!

To learn more about Taylor Davis and that thieving Isenhoff lady, go to her website HERE

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35 Responses to “Character Book Club: Taylor Davis from Taylor Davis and the Flame of Findul [by Michelle Isenhoff]”

  1. DMS February 14, 2014 at 8:21 am #

    Awesome meeting guys! It was great to learn more about all of you and your whirlwind adventures. For the record, we love scented candles. :) ~ DMS

    • thiskidreviewsbooks February 16, 2014 at 8:46 am #

      I don’t know how Pea came up with that question. Honestly. I would have deleted it, but then I wouldn’t have my narrator for Book 2… ;) Thanks for asking ME to be a part of this on MY blog with MY book characters of MY book. ;)

  2. Kirsten W. Larson February 14, 2014 at 8:26 am #

    Hands down, that was the best interview ever. Tomato and Pea give Barbara Streisand a run for her money.

    • thiskidreviewsbooks February 16, 2014 at 8:49 am #

      Thank you! I’ll be sure to tell Tomato that (I’ll let him tell Pea… I don’t want to be within 100 feet of him when he finds out). ;)

  3. Susanna Leonard Hill February 14, 2014 at 8:33 am #

    Great interview, Tomato and Pea (and Erik). Just one thing, Tomato and Pea… be careful about biting the hand that created you (shoving him off into a corner!) because you never know what he’ll make you do next…! :)

    • thiskidreviewsbooks February 16, 2014 at 8:54 am #

      Actually, I’m more afraid of them not cooperating, but SHHHHHH – don’t tell them I said that! ;) Hmm… Though, I COULD make Pea where a leotard and tutu, and Tomato an old-fashioned dress that makes the wearer’s butt look 5 times the normal size (why was that ever considered “in”???)… MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! ;)

  4. rnewman504 February 14, 2014 at 9:57 am #

    Super fun post, Erik! Oops! I meant Tomato and Pea. :)

  5. Patricia Tilton February 14, 2014 at 10:06 am #

    Very creative post, Erik! Your characters interviewing Michelle Isenhoff’s character. They do have a lot common and are great adventures. The Taylor Davis series is a thrilling series for kids.

    • thiskidreviewsbooks February 16, 2014 at 8:55 am #

      Thank you Mrs. Tilton! :D Taylor did a fine job (now, about the interviewers…)! ;)

  6. KidLitReviews February 14, 2014 at 11:19 am #

    Great interview. Who is the DMS? Love the craziness of today’s post. Erik, you need to get those two characters under control. Next thing you know they will have this entire site. :)

    • thiskidreviewsbooks February 16, 2014 at 8:56 am #

      Don’t give them ideas!!! NOOOOOOO!!! :)
      P.S. The DMS are the people that asked me to do this. They run the Secret Files of Fairday Morrow blog. :)

  7. LovableLobo February 14, 2014 at 12:56 pm #

    Fun, fun, funny post! Veggies rule and so does SuperKid Erik!

  8. readingwithrhythm February 14, 2014 at 1:56 pm #

    Nice job Tomato and Pea. A very enlightening interview!

  9. Michelle Isenhoff February 14, 2014 at 3:32 pm #

    What’s this? Taylor and the Smidges went behind my back and did an interview? A slanderous interview, I might add. Erik, I do hope you’ll take Tomato and Pea to task. As for Taylor, just wait till I write his next adventure…I’ll get him good! :)

    • stanleyandkatrina February 15, 2014 at 11:36 am #

      Oooo, we pets are learning much from Ms. Isenhoff & Ms. Hill. Thankfully, we do appreciate our creator…although Katrina doesn’t always show it well. Your paybacks should be entertaining. ;)
      ~Stanley

    • thiskidreviewsbooks February 16, 2014 at 9:41 am #

      Hold on a minute while I look up slanderous… ;) I can’t wait to see how Taylor grills the Veggies! Er, I mean, the Smidges, in the interview. ;)

  10. moniquebucheger February 14, 2014 at 9:11 pm #

    This was a fun interview all around. Thanks for sharing. :)

  11. Claudine Gueh @ CarryUsOffBooks.com February 14, 2014 at 11:01 pm #

    ‘a strong hankering for stir-fry’ ~ my God, that one made me cackle. This is such a fun interview to read and even though Swain sounds horrible, I’d like to read more about him. Tomato and Pea ask wonderful interview questions. (Sorry you had to step aside, Erik. Hopefully they’ll let you join in the next time!)

    • thiskidreviewsbooks February 16, 2014 at 9:45 am #

      I hope they let me join in. :mad: Swain is an interesting villain. :)

  12. Darlene February 15, 2014 at 1:59 am #

    Great interview. Characters interviewing characters. Love it!!

    • thiskidreviewsbooks February 16, 2014 at 9:46 am #

      Thank you! Go visit Mrs. Isenhoff’s blog on March 14th for the flip side – my guys getting hammered by Taylor! ;)

  13. stanleyandkatrina February 15, 2014 at 11:41 am #

    Oh my goodness… what a riot! I am so glad I waited until I actually had time to read this review to stop by. My favorite part:
    “Pea: Do you like scented candles?”
    Too funny. Great review all. Hmmm… now I am hankering for a stir fry.
    ~CM

    • thiskidreviewsbooks February 16, 2014 at 9:54 am #

      Now I’M hankering for a stir-fry! ;) Good thing I have some delicious characters vegetables in my pantry! ;)

  14. Janet Smart February 15, 2014 at 8:29 pm #

    Fun interview and very good questions.

  15. Myra GB March 17, 2014 at 11:26 pm #

    Hahaha. I enjoyed reading this interview. Good to know more about Taylor and very nice to read Tomato and Pea’s excellent interviewing skills.

    • thiskidreviewsbooks March 20, 2014 at 7:10 am #

      Did you read the one where Taylor interviewed Tomato and Pea? I think you’d like it too. You can go check it out HERE.

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