Today I’m so pleased to welcome a very unusual guest: a writer alien! Ace Hansen (who happens to be green) wrote the hilarious MG novel Julius Caesar Brown the Green Gas Mystery (see my Goodreads review here). Welcome, Ace!
He chooses to inhabit the body of an Earth host who is in the profession of writing. Should have chosen a gummy worm maker, but I didn’t know about them at the time.
I may have read that you like gummy worms…what’s your favorite flavor?
The ones with red. Red and white. Red and yellow. Red and orange. Red and green. But I’ll eat any and all of them. No problem.
How about favorite color (I notice there seems to be a lot of green in your life)?
Purple. I really love purple. All kinds of purple. Haven’t you seen my sweater?
If you were stranded on a desert island and could only bring two books and one movie, what would you bring?
No candy? Are you kidding me? One movie? E.T. I’m in love. Two books? Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG both by that tall Earth man, Roald Dahl.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
The ability to make humans laugh hysterically on command.
What is something funny/weird/exceptional about yourself that you don’t normally share with others in an interview?
I can say the alphabet backwards in Spanish. And I’ve tasted vomit. Don’t be shocked! Everybody has, at least everyone who’s thrown up. ^_^
And your final challenge if you should accept it…using the magnetic refrigerator poetry set, please write up a little piece of poetry or prose from these words.
#1 Sky you are but a spy
Seeing us nuts
Another perfect chance
Live life like fire
Julius Caesar Brown and the Green Gas Mystery blurb:
The world is farting green! Who will stop the green gas crisis?
When a mysterious green gas crisis breaks wind, the Global Air Group (GAG) offers a million-dollar prize to the first person to discover the cause. Julius Caesar Brown dreams of winning the cash so he can pay off Jake the Snake, the blackmailing bully who threatens to ruin his chances with the cutest girl in fifth grade. But Julius can barely pass a math test, let alone solve an international scientific mystery. What he needs is money. Fast. His mom volunteers him to help the Zombie Lady. Yeah. The crazy woman down the street who every kid knows eats boys’ brains. But Miss Crabtree’s no zombie. And winning the million-dollar prize may not be as far-fetched as Julius once thought.
Ace Hansen, the smartest green alien in the Milky Way Galaxy
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