Monday, June 11, 2012

One Moment Blog Tour: Character Interview with Pete

As part of the promotional tour through Teen Book Scene, I'm super excited today to welcome Pete from the upcoming release One Moment to the blog. One Moment releases June 26th from Egmont, and I highly recommend it to all lovers of contemporary young adult fiction. I absolutely adored this book, and will be on the lookout for everything Ms. McBride writes in the future!

If you had to choose a song that best describes the dynamic of your friendship with Maggie and the others prior to Joey’s death, what would it be? 

Something fun and fast and twangy, with a bunch of instruments mixing together to make a perfect harmony. After his death? A slow tune with gloomy guitar/harmonica combination.

What is the craziest thing you, Joey, and Adam have ever done (aside from jumping off cliffs in the gorge)? 

One time, we had this contest to see who could hold on to the tailgate of Joey’s truck longest while riding through curvy backcountry roads on a skateboard. Joey won, of course.

The friendship between the six of you in One Moment is complex and not without its various secrets. Are you the type of person who would share someone else’s secret in the hope of fixing a delicate situation, or are you the type to keep it to yourself hoping everything will work out? 

It depends on the situation, but I’m more the type to keep it to myself and let things work out naturally. That said, I wouldn’t be afraid to jump in if needed.

Let’s say it was possible for you to have one more minute with Joey. What would you most want to say to him?

Either, “Dude! What were you thinking?” or just a simple “I love you, man.” It’s a toss up.

Joey planned a pretty perfect-for-her date for Maggie when they first got together. Where would you go and what would you do on a date you considered perfect for you? 

An all-day music festival, guitar in hand, with a girl who’s not afraid to grab a hand drum and join in the music mix. One of my favorite things in life is an impromptu jam session.

Thanks for stopping by Pete! More information on Kristina and One Moment can be found here:


 ONE MOMENT (from Goodreads)

This was supposed to be the best summer of Maggie’s life. Now it’s the one she’d do anything to forget.

Maggie Reynolds remembers hanging out at the gorge with her closest friends after a blowout party the night before. She remembers climbing the trail hand in hand with her perfect boyfriend, Joey. She remembers that last kiss, soft, lingering, and meant to reassure her. So why can’t she remember what happened in the moment before they were supposed to dive? Why was she left cowering at the top of the cliff, while Joey floated in the water below—dead?

As Maggie’s memories return in snatches, nothing seems to make sense. Why was Joey acting so strangely at the party? Where did he go after taking her home? And if Joey was keeping these secrets, what else was he hiding?


  1. The one reason why I love Character Interviews so much is because you can get a sense for the characters even though you haven't read the book yet. Often Interviews like this totally make me want to read this book and finally learn more about these characters! So, .. I so want to meet Pete and I love the type of girl he prefers! :)

  2. I agree with Danny. I think I read an excerpt from this one a long, long time ago and I wanted to read it. I already like Pete. I'd jam with him even though I don't have ANY rhythm at all!


  3. Ohh, an impromptu jam session sounds like so much fun for a perfect date! The only instrument I can play though is the piano, so you're a little out of luck, Pete haha... x) Still, I can't wait to read this book! I have this thing for books with memory loss in them, because even though there are a lot, they're always different too! :)

    Love this character interview, Jenny! I already adore musical Pete because of his answers! ;) <3

  4. I'm really intrigued to read this book and I loved reading the character interview, it was fun to find out more about Pete! I love guys who are musical and from his interview answers, he sounds like a genuinely nice guy, which makes me even more eager to check out the book soon <3

    Thanks for sharing this, Jenny!

  5. Danny - Yay! I love character interviews too, especially minor characters so we get to spend more time with them:) I loved this book, I hope you read it!

    Heather - ME EITHER! We can be awkward and musically challenged together:)

    Mimi - That's more than I can play, so you're one-up on me!

    Beverley - I love guys who are musical as well, even more so because I can't play an instrument or sing to save my life. Hope you pick this one up, I thought it was great:)

  6. I agree with Danny :) Character interviews give you a sense of what that characters voice is in the story and gives you much more than just a blurb on the back of the book :)

  7. I absolutely love this character interview with Pete, I have One Moment, but have keep putting it off, but this interview just makes me want to read it asap! I can't wait to meet Pete! :)

  8. I loved this book! Pete was definitely one of my favorite characters other than Maggie. And I love Pete's idea of a first date. This is such a great character interview! :)

  9. Jenny- your back, I missed you....:)

    I just downloaded this from NetGalley....must read it pronto!

  10. I loved this character interview, Jenny :)

    I just finished One Moment and, for the most part, I quite enjoyed it. Hope you love it, too! (Of course)

  11. Felicia - So true:)

    Jasprit - YAY! I hope you read it soon, I loved it:)

    Katie - ME TOO! I would love a whole story from Pete's POV I think:)

    Tina - I MISSED YOU!!! Hope you like this one as much as I did:)

    Melissa - I love you. That is all.

  12. I love character interviews and jam sessions! Pete sounds like a fantastic character! I love musical characters. A musical festival? Count me in! :) Great interview Jenny!

  13. OMG Jenny! This book book really made me want to slap someone. When it came out all in the end, and the girl was all smug I swear, my hand was itching to wipe that look off her face. UGH! For a book to bring such emotions out of me, I loved it.

  14. I still have to read this one but I like that Pete can keep secrets. I hate it when people blab things they're not supposed to tell. On the other hand, he sounds pretty impulsive, which would not mesh with my personality at all :)

  15. I have been seeing this book everywhere and I most curious about it. The sudden jarring death and the fragmented recollection....interesting to say the least. I liked the simple reply to what he would say to Joey if he could. The tailgating skateboarding thing. Crazy!

  16. Great character interview as always :)

  17. Oh and impromptu jam session! How fun is that? I really love character interviews!! Especially Jenny's interviews! :)

  18. Pete sounds like such a lovely character. I love reading character interviews because they give a little bit more insight into the character that you might not be able to see while reading the book. Thanks for sharing, Jenny! It sounds like I'll have to pick this book up soon.

  19. Awww. I'd go with the "I love you, man."

    And I'm the kind of girl that isn't afraid to join a jam session despite the fact that I have no musical talent. Call me.


  20. One of my favorite things in life is an impromptu jam session. --> I think I love him already. ;)

    Great character interview, Jenny! Pete sounds like an interesting guy and I love his response to the question about sending a minute more with Joey.

  21. Your character interviews rock. *pauses* "I love you, man."

  22. This book looks awesome and your positive comments make me want to read it even more!

  23. Pete sounds like a kind of guy that I would love to hang out with. Easy going, laid back, but I know he'll have my back. Really curious about this one so I'll definitely will be looking forward to your review, Jenny.

  24. I have a hard time coming up with questions for character interviews but you do such a great job! And you've got me all excited, I think this is one I would really like!

  25. VERY excited to read this...hopefully very soon. I have NetGalleys to catch up one galore and this is one of them! haha ;) But I've heard great things, that it's catching and fascinating, and this interview totally intrigued me. Thanks for posting it! :D

    Sierra @ Yearning to Read

  26. I love this interview! You always ask such fantastic questions, Jenny. Super interesting! I've been wanting to read this one for a really long time and now I'm even more excited!

    Lol, that crazy situation does sound kinda crazy. ;)
    So happy you adored it, Jenny!

  27. Awwwwwwww <3 IMPROMPTU JAM SESSION! Hahahaaa Pete sounds like an AWESOME character! :) And WOW. The blurb of One Moment has me intrigued! Will be looking out for this book :) Fab interview Jenny! :D

  28. Awesome interview!I can relate to the characters in the story. The book is well written. Can't wait to read this one!