Austin NextGen Academy’s Hall Talk Student Interviews with Finn McCain


EntCrush-CreativeHeArts-webbanner-ad2-STATIC(600x600)finnFinn’s Basic Info:

Name: Finn McCain

Student ID: 100 237 703

Class: Senior

Home Town: Everywhere and nowhere.

What Finn Looks Like:

Height: 5’11”

Hair: Dirty blond hair

Eyes: Gray

Other Distinguishing Features: Lean, but not scrawny

Finn’s Artwork:

Rich kid, and all around pain in Willa’s ass. That’s an art form, right?

Willa Schofer Interviews Finn McCain

Willa Schofer: Okay, so I’ve got to know: Mia McCain is your mom, so why do you call her Mia? (I know that there are call their parent or parents by their first name, but I’ve never understood it.)

Finn McCain: Remember, I didn’t live with Mia when I was young. I lived with my grandma and only saw Mia occasionally. Even after I moved in with her, Jeff—the guy she was married to—didn’t want me calling her mom or mommy or or anything like that. Said it made her seem old. He didn’t want the reminder that she was old enough to have a child. That guy was a jerk.

Anyway, the point is, I guess I just got in the habit of doing it. Besides, does Mia really seem like someone’s mom? Yeah. I didn’t think so.

Willa Schofer: One of the many things that pissed me off about you when we first met is how you let me pour my heart out to you without ever telling me that you weren’t just some random stranger, that you were part of the new drama in my life now that my dad and Mia are engaged. Why’d you do it?

Finn McCain: Hey, honest to god, I expected you to know who I was.

How was I supposed to know that your dad was a jerk who hadn’t told you anything that had gone on in his life for the three months he was on set?

And once I realized you didn’t know who I was, I thought if I told you you’d get pissed and storm off. It was Friday night and we were downtown. Was I really supposed to leave you down there without a ride?

You can be pissed about that if you want to be, but at least you made it home safe.

Willa Schofer: Okay, this one has been really bugging me, why did you really go to Austin NextGen and how did you get in? I mean, everyone else had to apply to a specific major and have a portfolio approved before they even had a chance, so how did you do it without having a specific art-related interest?

Finn McCain: I begged.

Now, I know you don’t believe me. I know you think privilege alone got me in. Well, okay, you’re right, because I doubt begging would have helped if I had been Mia’s son.

The truth is, ever since Matt first described Austin NextGen to me, I’ve wanted to go there. I’ve moved around a lot. I’ve been to different high schools. I’ve had private tutors. College is right around the corner and I still don’t know what I want to do with my life. I thought maybe Austin NextGen would help me figure it out.

Willa Schofer: With a movie star mom, you’ve been all over the world and lived in different cities and countries. What are the top 5 places that you think everyone should visit at least once in their life?

Finn McCain: London and Prague are both really great cities. I lived both of those places for a few months.

But, god, this sounds stupid, but the places I’ve loved best are the places that make you feel small. The places that remind you that fame, money, power—all that stuff is just … well, stuff. Places like the Amazonian rain forest, where nature is such a powerful force. Or places with a thousand years of history, like Edinburgh Castle. I like those kinds of places.

Willa Schofer: It could just be me, but I feel like you have an ulterior motive when it comes to Mia and my dad getting married. I mean, it seemed like you thought it was a bad idea the night we first met, but now…not so much. What gives?

Finn McCain: What? A guy can’t change his mind?

Besides, what does it say about you that you’re so suspicious of me? Have you always been this untrusting?

Next question, please.

Willa Schofer: Okay, Finn, follow up question. Did you think I wouldn’t notice that you didn’t actually answer my question?

Finn McCain: Okay, you want an honest answer? Here ya go: they care about each other. They make one another happy. Isn’t that enough?

Willa Schofer: I’m a huge reader…as you know. What is your favorite book? (And yes, this may be a test.)

Finn McCain: I’m not sure this is a fair question. I mean, you definitely have the advantage here.

But, if I had to pick, It would either be The Illuminae, which is this kind of trippy, weird zombies-in-space story or Doomed, which is about a MMO game that unleashes a computer virus. They were both pretty cool.

Check out this short, swoony teaser from Emily McKay’s How Willa Got Her Groove Back:

I drop my hands from my hips and turn back to look at him, for the first time noticing things other than his general aura of hotness. His bad-boy biker vibe is softened by just a hint of surfer. He’s dressed in a black T-shirt, Dingo boots, and jeans that fit him too well not to be expensive. His blond hair is almost darkened to brown but still has streaks from the summer sun. His eyes are blue. Oh, I can’t actually see the color of his eyes. It’s too dark for that. But his eyes are definitely blue. Guys like this always have blue eyes. The better to pierce our souls with.


About How Willa Got Her Groove Back (Creative HeArts, #2):

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains an unbelievably hot bad boy, an unbelievably famous actress, and all the drama that comes with adding both to your family. Oh, and a forbidden flirtation with a soon-to-be stepbrother.
When Willa Schofer’s father comes home from a business trip with an über-famous new fiancée, Willa’s senior year blows up in paparazzi-fueled flames. Overnight, she has a new house, a new car, and a new soon-to-be stepbrother—the unbelievably hot, unbelievably arrogant, Finn McCain. Thank god he’s constantly pushing her buttons, or she might do something irresponsible. Like fall for the jerk.

Just when Willa’s decided to avoid him for, oh, ever, Finn lands in the center of her senior project team. Seriously—how hard is it to shake a guy? At least her work on the project snagged the attention of the (second) hottest guy in school. He might only be into her because of her famous stepmom, and he’s not quite as exciting as a certain annoying housemate, but at least she’s allowed to crush on the guy.

Because crushing on your annoying stepbrother? So not cool.

Willa and Finn Book 2 coming November 14, 2016

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