Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Ryan Beckford from The Childe Character Review


Character Interview: Ryan Beckford

I would love to thank Ryan Beckford for giving me the opportunity to interview him for this AWESOME book Tour!! Thanks for the invite Michele.

It's nice to be able to pick your brain Ryan.  Here are some questions I have for you!

1.  Ryan, you seem like such a nice and caring guy. Why do you hang out with Isaac and his followers?  You just don't seem to "fit" with them.   

Our families have been friends way before we were born and we’ve always lived so close together, so I guess it was a given. Isaac isn’t always a jerk, okay maybe he is most of the time, but when we were young, he was decent. Amelia is so in love with herself that it’s easy to overlook her, and the Stone twins are Isaac wannabes. 

2.  How hard was it watching Cat from afar?

I just couldn’t figure her out. She’s so different from the other girls at school and I really wanted to get to know her. But I knew but it would only mean trouble for her because of my group. So I stayed away, until, of course, I had no choice when I was asked to tutor her. Inside I was grinning, but on the surface I was acting cool.

3.  How did Isaac's harassment towards Cat affect you?

I was so angry at him. I really wanted to punch him out. But before I could, Cat handled him without my help. Isaac hates to be challenged. It did him good to have someone come back at him. I so had to hold in that laugh though.

4.  How did you feel when you were told that you would be tutoring Cat in Math?

I know I said something earlier about grinning inside while trying to be cool, in fact, I was nervous. I didn’t think she liked me and I really wanted her to.

5. If The Childe was made into a movie Ryan, who would you want to play you?

A movie? Wow that would be so awesome, but I seriously have no idea who I’d pick. I’d probably just leave it up to film guys.

6.  So Ryan, you are one of the Star football players.  Do you have any rituals you do before a big game?

Thanks for the Star thing, but I’m just one of the guys on a team that when we work together we win. I know this might sound dumb, but before I go out on the field, I knock 7 times on my helmet. Yeah dumb huh, but 7 is my lucky number.

I thought it would be fun to do a "this or that ' to get to know you better too.

-Morning or Night?   

Night, especially when it’s a full moon and when I with a certain someone.

-Sweet or Salty? 

Hmmm that’s hard I guess I would say salty, love pretzels and chips, just don’t tell coach we are supposed to stay away from junk food.  But if Cat reads this, I would say sweet, and that’s all I’m saying.

-Rock or Country?   

Love my rock, but I also love to slow dance to some great country hits.

-Stay in or Go out?   

Stay in, unless it’s a full moon, or of course if I’m out with a certain someone

-Sports or Academics?  

Academics, shocked? Well I have to keep up my grades to play sports, right? Oh yeah and of course I wouldn’t have been a tutor for Cat if I didn’t study my math.

Thanks so much Ryan for giving us your time today....I had a great time and I sure hope you did too!

Phew, kind of glad that’s over. I was sort of dreading this interview, but you made it fun.


Since Ryan wouldn't pick an actor to play him in The Childe Movie, I decided to pick one that I think captures him perfectly.  Meet my Ryan

                                                   Actor Taylor Kitsch

Don't Forget, Contest is still running for Weekly giveaways and for a Kindle Fire...if you are new to the tour, here are the "detes".

Giveway Details:
Each week, there will be one book giveaway and swag for someone who has commented on the blogs participating for that week. So make sure you comment on each blog each week for more chances to win. You must follow that blog, and leave your GFC name and email address in the comments.
For the Kindle Fire Giveaway:
“Find The Answer” Game Details: This is the main way we are going to get people involved to win the Kindle Fire. Every time a blogger posts a post, we will wait until we get at least 5 comments (from different people) until we post our question in the comments section. The question will deal with something about the post, so they will have to read each post to find the answer. They will have to submit their answers to kindlefirechilde@gmail.com for every question to get the biggest point value.

Here is the point break down:
For each post there will be a possible 10 points to gain:
5 points - for answering the question correctly through email
1 point – for following the blogger’s blog (must post their GFC name)
1 point – for tweeting about the blog post (must post their link)
1 point – for following C.A. Kunz’s blog (must post their GFC name)
1 point – Sharing the post on Facebook (must post their link)
1 point – Like either C.A. Kunz’s Facebook page or The Childe Facebook Page.

Blog Tour Schedule
Sunday, Jan. 8th – Books Complete Me (Opening Post: Cover Reveal for Dark Days and Blog Tour Details)
1st Week:
Monday, Jan. 9th – A Diary of a Book Addict (Review of The Childe)
Tuesday, Jan. 10th – Book Love  (A Unique Mother (Tiffany King) and Daughter (Ashlynn King) Review of Dark Days)
Wednesday, Jan. 11th – Book Bite Reviews (Author This or That Post) AND Intoxicated by Books (Review of The Childe)
Thursday, Jan. 12th – Amethyst Daydreams (Guest Post: Playlist with Book Scenes)
Friday, Jan. 13th – Mundie Moms (Link to review of The Childe/Review of Dark Days) AND Fiktshun (Character interview: Cat Colvin)

2nd Week:
Monday, Jan. 16th – Reading Away The Days (Character This or That: Ryan Beckford) AND Jowanna Reads (Review of The Childe)
Tuesday, Jan. 17th – Blethering Book Worm (Link to review of The Childe/Review of Dark Days) AND Reading Lark (Guest Post: Why we write YA paranormal)
Wednesday, Jan. 18th – Katelyn Torrey (Sample chapter post from The Childe/Teaser of Dark Days) Thursday, Jan. 19th – Bookish Babes (Link to review of The Childe/Review of Dark Days)
Friday, Jan. 20th – Mundie Moms (Video interview post) AND Me and Reading (Review of The Childe)

3rd Week:
Monday, Jan. 23rd – Me Myshelf and I (Guest Post: Being A Part of an Indie Group – The Paranormal Plumes) AND Insane About Books (Review of The Childe)
Tuesday, Jan. 24th – Katelyn Torrey (Link to review of The Childe/Review of Dark Days)
Wednesday, Jan. 25th – Blethering Book Worm (Character spotlight: Robert Craven) AND Words 2 Follow (Review of The Childe)
Thursday, Jan. 26th – Fiktshun (Link to review of The Childe/Review of Dark Days) AND All Things Books (Guest Post: Our Writing Method)
Friday, Jan. 27th – Page Flipperz (Character This or That: Cat Colvin)

4th Week:
Monday, Jan. 30th – Book Bite Reviews (Link to review of The Childe/Review of Dark Days)
Tuesday, Jan. 31st – Me and Reading (Teaser Tuesday for Both The Childe and Dark Days) AND Page Flipperz (Review of The Childe)
Wednesday, Feb. 1st – Reading Lark (Review of The Childe)
Thursday, Feb. 2nd – Books Complete Me (Link to review of The Childe/Review of Dark Days)
Friday, Feb. 3rd – Bookish Babes (Favorite reads: Indie published) AND Jowanna Reads (Guest Post: Author Interview)

5th Week:
Monday, Feb. 6th – Amethyst Daydreams (Review of The Childe) AND Reading Away The Days (Link to review of The Childe/Review of Dark Days)
Tuesday, Feb. 7th – Insane About Books (Character Interview: Ryan Beckford) AND Books Make Me Happy ( Link to Review of the Childe/Review of Dark Days)
 Wednesday, Feb. 8th – All Things Books (Link to Review of The Childe/Review of Dark Days)
Thursday, Feb. 9th – Words 2 Follow (Our Favorite Reads: Traditionally Published)
Friday, Feb. 10th – Forever Lost In My Own World (Link to review of The Childe/Review of Dark Days) Saturday, Feb. 11th – Books Complete Me (Special Post and Last chance to enter Kindle Fire giveaway)


  1. I always love character interviews!!! Excellent job!!!!


    I follow both blogs (Mandy) and I like both pages on FB (Mandy Luy)



  2. Awesome character interview,love these,I follow both blogs,follow on FB n Twitter,n I follow this blog.I love Carol n Adam's work.I've read The Childe n am soon gonna get to readin' Dark Days,love meetin' all the bloggers n reviewers on this tour!tina_rintn@yahoo.com

  3. LOVED the interview with Ryan and LOVE THE PICTURE!!!!!

  4. Nice interview with Ryan today...and Taylor's a good choice to play Ryan.

    Following Insane About Books blog & C.A. Kunz’s blog (GFC name: Catherine)
    Like The Childe Facebook Page (Catherine Lee)

    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  5. Such a unique 'interview'! Thank you!
    I follow your blog via email subscription and GFC
    my GFC name is: Patricia Blomeley-Maddigan
    my email is
    madley (AT) cogeco (DOT) ca

    Thank you for being part of the Giveaway!


  6. Great interview. I think Taylor is a perfect choice for Ryan.

    GFC follower of this blog & CA Kunz's blog: Kathy Merkel

    FB liked The Childe & CA Kunz: Kathryn Anne Merkel

    drainbamaged.gyzmo at gmail.com

  7. Alright guys, we've reached 5 comments and you all know what that mean...Kindle Fire giveaway question time!

    How many times does Ryan knock on his helmet before a game for good luck?

    Remember to send your answer to kindlefirechilde@gmail.com

    We're glad you all enjoyed the interview with Ryan! Thank you Michele for the great questions :D

  8. Great interview! I really like character interviews.


  9. It's so cool to see more of these characters!

  10. I enjoyed the interview! Thanks Michele and... Ryan! :)

  11. Enjoyed this blog and very Hanson's man..