Thursday, May 03, 2012

Character Interview with Chloe from Welcome, Caller, This Is Chloe (Welcome Caller, This Is Chloe Blog Tour)

Today we have Chloe from Welcome, Caller, This Is Chloe here for a character interview! This post is part of The Teen Book Scene's blog tour for Welcome, Caller, This Is Chloe by Shelley Coriell. You can find out all about the tour here. Make sure to visit all the other stops if you'd like to know more about Welcome, Caller, This Is Chloe!

1. How did your fall-out with your former best friends, Brie and Mercedes, affect your experience at the radio station? How would it have differed if you'd still been best friends with Brie and Mercedes?
In radio jargon, silence is called Dead Air. After Brie and Merce left me, my life was full of booming, miserable Dead Air. Initially I tried to fill the silence with my talk shows, but the radio staff and my callers helped me discover that sometimes I just need to go to a quiet place and listen. Honestly, I’m not sure if I could have found that quiet place if I were still best friends with Brie and Merce. They expected—maybe even needed—me to be bubbly and cheerful, especially Brie who’s been having serious home problems for years.

2. I loved reading about your talk show and the radio station in general. Are radio shows something you could see yourself doing in the future?
Definitely. I love connecting with people, and talk radio is all about people and finding out what’s on their minds and in their hearts. I could also see myself operating a people-oriented business, maybe a restaurant like Dos Hermanas Mexican Cantina.

3. If you had to describe yourself as a color, what would you be?
Poppy – a brilliant shade of red-orange

4. Shoes play an important part in your life. Could you explain why they're so important to you?

My fascination with vintage shoes is all about the people who once wore the shoes, about the roads they travelled and places they saw and fellow travelers who crossed their paths. I can’t help but think… what stories these shoes could tell if only they had a different sort of tongue.

5. Your grandma suffers from Parkinson's, and you have to see her health steadily deteriorate. How did that affect your day-to-day life?
Imagine the one person in your life who has always been there for you, who’s been your biggest cheerleader but demands that you dig deep into your heart, find your truth, and live it. That’s Grams. It crushes me to think of her dying. But it also makes me realize we have to cherish and celebrate those around us every day.
Thanks for having me on your blog, Hannah. May your world be filled with good books and great people!

To learn more about Chloe’s high school radio world and win a $50 electronic/radio store gift certificate or one of ten CHLOE swag packs, go to Shelley Coriell’s website. Good luck to all!

Make sure to check out all the other stops of the tour if you'd like to find out more about this book, and keep your eye out for Welcome, Caller, This Is Chloe, which has already been released.

Welcome, Caller, This Is Chloe by Shelley Coriell
(Amazon | Goodreads)
Big-hearted Chloe Camden is the queen of her universe until her best friend sheds her reputation and her school counselor axes her junior independent study project. Chloe is forced to take on a meaningful project in order to pass, and so she joins her school's struggling radio station, where the other students don't find her too queenly. Ostracized by her former BFs and struggling with her beloved Grams's mental deterioration, lonely Chloe ends up hosting a call-in show that gets the station much-needed publicity and, in the end, trouble. She also befriends radio techie and loner Duncan Moore, a quiet soul with a romantic heart. On and off the air, Chloe faces her loneliness and helps others find the fun and joy in everyday life. Readers will fall in love with Chloe as she falls in love with the radio station and the misfits who call it home.


  1. Another fun interview! I actually have Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe from Netgalley. I haven't had the time to read it though. I keep on passing on it! But after reading this, I'll surely read it. I'm quite convinced that this is going to be an enjoyable read. From your interview with Chloe, I think she's such a lovable person. I'm excited to know why her friendship with her best friends fell apart. :( I also want to know her Grams! I think she's such a really thoughtful person. I'm excited to read this!

  2. I LOVED Welcome, Caller This Is Chloe! The characters and the radio station really made this unique and I loved how Chloe really changed throughout the book. I loved her attitude and the romance and her relationship with her  grandma.

    This is a great interview because I also had the same relationship with my grandma and was so close to her and drew so much strength and courage from her, so I know how hard it is to lose that kind of person in your life. But Chloe's right, you have to love the time you have with them and even after you lose them all those moments that made you who you are because of that one person who means so much stay with you.

  3. I like listening to radio talk shows, and this book sounds like it'd be a good girly-read with some humor in it.  Plus, she loves shoes.  So it has to be good, right?  :-)

  4. GREAT interview! Loooooove the colour Chloe has chosen to associate with herself! I think of myself actually has a shade of red-orange as well ;) hahahha


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