Chat With Jake Taylor


Hey, Mischa here. I’m here with Jake Taylor from The Perfect Blindside by Leslea Wahl. Jake has some amazing moves. I’m hoping after we’re done he’ll show me a few.

[Mischa] Tell me a little about yourself.

[Jake] Hey, my name’s Jake Taylor. You’ve probably heard of me, my story’s been plastered all over the news. The short version is I’m a snowboarder who recently won a silver medal on the halfpipe. My life went from ordinary to insane when I unexpectedly made the Olympic team and suddenly became instantly famous. Then my parents had this brilliant idea to move us to a tiny Colorado mountain town. That’s where I met Sophie and we found ourselves messed up in this mystery.

[Mischa] Tell me about where you live? Who do you live with?

[Jake] Like I said, I live in Silver Springs, Colorado. My parents moved us here from Kansas so I could be closer to the mountains for training. I was hoping they’d pick Vail but instead chose this little nowhere mountain town. I didn’t really want to get involved and meet anyone but somehow it didn’t really work out that way.

[Mischa] It’d be amazing to see the mountains, but, in my time, Colorado is part of New Zion. They don’t let in outsiders.

[Mischa] Okay, next question. What’s the most important thing in your life right now?

[Jake] Well, for a long time snowboarding was all I was into but after the events of the last few months things changed a bit and I realized that relationships are more important. It’s interesting how sometimes it takes a really traumatic experience to make you see things differently.

[Mischa] What’s the worst thing someone ever did to you?

[Jake] Interesting question. Well, besides the whole insane situation Sophie and I found ourselves in, I’d have to say it was the way a couple friends back in Kansas treated me. Then again, maybe they weren’t all to blame.

[Mischa] What type of places do you hang out in?

[Jake] It’ll probably come as no surprise but being on the halfpipe is my all-time favorite place to be. I love living in the Rocky Mountains and being outside hiking, biking, boarding, and four-wheeling.

[Mischa] What annoys you more than anything?

[Jake] That’s easy – reporters. No offense, but I usually hear the same questions all the time and repeating the same answers over and over gets on my nerves. But I actually like your questions they’re not the usual boring ones I often get. So, nice job.

[Mischa What’s the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen?

[Jake] There’s nothing prettier than the Rocky Mountains covered in a blanket of snow when the sun starts to rise, making the snow sparkle. Hmm, either that or Sophie.

[Mischa] Last question and then we’re out of here. Who would play you in the movie?

[Jake] Wade Poezyn, I guess. Sophie says he looks just like me.



One comment:

  1. Enjoyed the interview with Jake . . . and LOVED the book! It was one of those that kept me up waaaaay into the night, like 3:30 a.m. I can’t wait for Leslea’s new release!

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