As the Boyznite blog tour continues, I’ve thrown my hat into the ring with a selection of questions for Devin Peters. Devin isn’t the main character though; that’s his brother, Ian. So why aim the interview at the brother? Well, through the story, we can already get a pretty good idea of who Ian is, but for me, Devin represents the place Ian left behind. Devin is Ian without the advantage of his brilliance.
That’s why I think we can get a great insight into the world of the story through the brother’s eyes.
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Law school wonder student Ian Peters chronicles his first night home for the summer in Piedmont, Washington. What starts with a pleasant drive up the Pacific Northwest Coast leads him into a night of self discovery, contemplative self-assessment, and ultimately the question of what kind of man does he want to be? Along the way, he reconnects with friends, family, and an old flame who changes his world forever.
What started as a typical night of partying quickly becomes BoyzNite.
About Xane J. Fisher:
Originally from the Salt Lake City area, Xane Fisher has spent most of his life living out of a backpack or suitcase. Along his travels, he has been blessed with an amazing family, a college education, and the opportunity to see the world from the skyscrapers of Abu-Dhabi to the third world markets of Angola. From a young age, he has felt compelled to write and share experiences through a pen or keyboard. He is currently living in southwest Germany, serving in the United States Air Force with his wife Autumn and their son Judah. He hopes to have his first novel completed soon.
Describe your hobbies and where you like to do them.
Wow, Umm.. I’d say I like to hike? I mean I live in a pretty suburban area so I like to drive out to the woods and hike sometimes. I tried my hand at guitar for a summer but I broke my hand at work and had to lay off it. Now that Ibanez collects dust I guess. Haha, but hobbies? I mean I’d like to travel, see the world. Maybe backpack Europe or Central America. I thought about doing PeaceCorp next spring, but who knows.
Do you have a job?
I do! I work over at ACE hardware off 2nd street. Mostly customer service but occasionally I get to help offload the truck. It’s not ideal, but it is helping me pay my way through community college. Eventually I want to maybe teach school, or something like that. I’m kind of a free spirit like that I guess. Nothing really ties me down except a lack of opportunity.
What values would you/do you look for in a boss?
Honesty? But also some serious chill. I don’t like being micromanaged. I work best when I know my boss is cool with me being me. I got lucky here, my manager at ACE is a nice lady. As long as I’m there on time and I’m good with customers she lets me have a good time.
What was the last thing that got you angry?
Oh dude, Ian pissed me off that night. I wasn’t making any headway with that girl. I tried to find my brother and that jerk bailed on his own party, for a girl he used to know?! That wasn’t so bad, until I found him in my car passed out. He burned the rest of my gas to keep the A/C running. That was some bullshit.
Do you have any childhood secrets?
Sure. I mean all kids do I guess. I was angry at my mom for a long time. I still get sore sometimes about her leaving. Sometimes I wish I had gone with her, but that’s kid stuff. To be honest, I’ve always been jealous of Ian. He always got more time with mom, she never took time for me. I guess that’s my secret, I love/hate my mom for what she did to us.
We’ve got an idea of how you party, but can you describe an average weekday?
Pfft. Off the record? I wake and bake. Get a good buzz going, and then grab breakfast at Jack in the Box. Head to work, do my shift. Troll Tinder and try not to stare at hot customers. Guilty pleasure? I kinda like older women. Haha. Just kidding. Maybe I’m not. Sorry man, to be honest, I’m a little blazed still from this morning. What can I say? Unless I’m in class I like to keep it pretty fuzzed.
Tell us about a highlight of your life so far.
Umm…Probably when my dad finally let me buy the Volvo. That was his old car, and my step-mom had been pressuring him to sell it for a while, but when he finally did he asked me “Dev, what are you going to do with this damn rust bucket?” I didn’t know what to say so I said the obvious “Drive it? Maybe take it to Seattle?” Pop smiled and said, “Well make sure you love it. Ok?” That really meant something ya know? Like he was subtly saying “I love you kid.” but in his own way.
On the other side of that coin, perhaps you could tell us about something you regret, or a negative experience that has stayed with you.
Oh hating my mom and Ian. He was always faster and smarter than me. Made me feel dumb, and I blamed him for mom leaving before I was old enough to know better. I wish I didn’t do that.
Do you have a favourite quote, or words you live your life by? If not, perhaps you have someone you idolize?
“One Life, One Love” Bob Marley. Haha I think that sums me up entirely. I love all people, and I want the best for everyone I know. I had it a little crumby when mom left, so ya know. I want to make the world a better place.
How would you complete this sentence: ‘If only I had __________, I’d be set.’
10 Million Dollars. So I can buy dad a new house. Myself all the travel stuff I want, and hire someone to find my mom.
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