Today I have a very special interview for everyone. As part of the Noah Zarc Blog Tour, I’ve asked Noah to stop back into my time to chat with me! He agreed, carefully setting down the ARC away from most of my plant life (and really, I didn’t need that tree there anyway). Over hot chocolate and peanut butter sandwiches, I got to talk to one out-of-this-world kid! Lucky for me, I was ready to record his answers, though I did have to keep repeating myself so he could understand me (guess the Triple-B doesn’t translate SW PA accents very well). Eventually, Noah’s parents found out he wasn’t where he was supposed to be, and he had to go before he got into more trouble. I offered to let him bring one of my cats with him, but he just thanked me again and walked towards his ship.
Come to think of it, I haven’t seen that cat in a while…
Before I begin, I would recommend checking out my review of Noah Zarc and remind you that there are prizes involved at the end of this post! Thanks to D. Robert Pease for letting me be a part of his tour!
And now, Noah!
Trish: So, Noah, how did you get involved with the ARC project?
Noah: I’ve always been involved. It’s been my Mom and Dad’s dream since before I was born to somehow rescue all the extinct animals. I haven’t really known anything else. You know, it does blow me away, at times, though. I mean have you seen the size of this ship? I don’t know how my parents talked the government into spending all the money it must’ve cost to build, but man it’s a blast.
T: Have you always loved animals?
N: Boy, I’d be in a heap of trouble if I didn’t. Since the moment I could walk I’ve been taking care of animals. We’ve got pod after pod filled with every kind of animal imaginable. I love how they all have their own habitat, just like where they were from on Earth. But we still have to take care of them. Feed them and such. Of course the robots do most of the hard stuff, but still it’s a lot of work.
T: Which is your favorite animal?
N: It seems like it changes every day. Of course I love my dog, Obadiah. He’s a beagle. He always seems to know exactly what I’m feeling. Lately I’ve been excited about the larger animals we have on the ship, the whales, the lions, and for sure the elephants. I guess I have a soft spot for those since I helped Dad catch them. I’ll have to tell you that story sometime. Oh, and we just had a panda that had cubs. They are the cutest little things you’ve ever seen. Um, not that I’m into cute, but they are pretty amazing.
T: What is your favorite place in time?
N: Gosh, that’s a hard one. My favorite part of traveling through time, to get the animals, is I get to spend so much time outside. You can’t really do that on Mars. I love just being able to breath in the fresh, clean air without bulky suits. So I guess my favorite time would be back before people messed up the air. Back before there were a lot of machines making a mess of things. I remember one trip, with my Dad, when we went after a pair of red foxes. I think it was in what was known as western Canada. The sky was so blue. The mountains had snow on them and I just remember looking up at these giant trees that seemed like they were going to touch the sky. I think Dad actually took longer to catch the foxes than he normally would have, just to let me enjoy the forest around us.
T: Do you think your mom and dad will let you keep your latest stowaway?
N: Well, um, I don’t know. I’m not sure I want to talk about that right now. I’m not sure if they’ll be reading this, and I might get in worse trouble than I am already. Obviously I hope so, but, I don’t know we’ll have to wait and see.
T: P.S., Which is your favorite, Star Trek or Star Wars (if you had the opportunity to observe either).
N: Oh man, have you seen those movies? My Dad’s a movie nut. It kind of cracks me up, because they’re so flat. I mean all our movies are interactive. You can actually walk around in them and talk to the characters. It’s way cool. But I’ve only seen one of those when we were back on Mars once. Anyway, my Dad took me to see Star Wars the first week it was out. When was that, back in the 1970’s. Don’t let the Poligarchy know we used their gazillion dollar spaceship to go see a movie, but my Dad said it was only the greatest movie ever made. I loved the robots the best. I used to pretend I was a Jedi, and tried to use the force on my sister. It never worked, but that didn’t keep me from trying. Dad has all the movies, and I’ve watched them a few times. I think I saw a Star Trek movie once, the one with the whales. It was okay, but definitely no Star Wars.
T: Thanks Noah! Now, don’t forget to plug your adventure for us!
N: Thanks for talking to me. I know I could get in a bunch of trouble, but I don’t know if I really believe in that whole, “You could mess up time by talking with people from the past” thing. I am actually thinking it’d be cool to write down all our adventures. I think it’d make a cool book. What do you think?
What a great idea! I have a feeling we’ll be hearing from Noah again soon. He seems to have a knack for getting into and out of trouble, which is easy for young teens to relate to. Be sure to check out the info below to see where to get this great book and how to enter for chances to win great prizes!
Blog Tour Notes
Noah lives for piloting spaceships through time, dodging killer robots and saving Earth’s animals from extinction.
Life couldn’t be better.
But the twelve-year-old time traveler learns it could be a whole lot worse. His mom is kidnapped and taken to Mars; his dad is stranded in the Ice Age; and Noah is attacked at every turn by a foe bent on destroying Earth… for the second time.
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D. Robert Pease has been interested in creating worlds since childhood. From building in the sandbox behind his house, to drawing fantastical worlds with paper and pencil, there has hardly been a time he hasn’t been off on some adventure in his mind, to the dismay of parents and teachers alike. Also, since the moment he could read, books have consumed vast swaths of his life. From The Mouse and the Motorcycle, to The Lord of the Rings, worlds just beyond reality have called to him like Homer’s Sirens. It’s not surprising then he chose to write stories of his own. Each filled with worlds just beyond reach, but close enough we can all catch a glimpse of ourselves in the characters.
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