Ellen: My first guest Chelsea Brown appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show over a year ago. (Ellen looks over at Tony.)
Can you believe that it’s already been a year Tony?
Tony: No it doesn’t seem possible.
Ellen: For those you who missed that episode here’s a look back.
(Ellen rolls clips of her teasing me about my age and clips of me discussing my first book.)
Ellen: I actually talked with her family backstage after the show and they did confirm that she really was 22.
(Tony and the audience laughs.)
Ellen: Now she’s 23 and back to talk about her second book in The Jenny Mac Series: Jenny Mac and the Forest Pass. Which will be released tonight.
Ellen: But what she doesn’t know is that I have a special surprise for her. Ladies and Gentlemen please welcome the author of the Harry Potter series J.K. Rowling.
(There’s screams and applause coming from the audience as J.K. Rowling comes out from backstage.)
Ellen: Welcome to the show.
JK: Thank you Ellen.
Ellen: And thank you for coming out all of way from Scotland.
JK: Well thank you for inviting me out.
Ellen: Of course you know I’ve always wanted to have you on the show, and now I get to have you on with one of my good friends.
JK: You know that’s what I was thinking. I’ve always loved your show, you always give me and my family a good laugh, and now I get to be on your show.
JK: I’m also really excited to meet Chelsea. I’ve seen her on interviews and I know that she’s a huge Harry Potter fan, and that she credits myself and Harry Potter as her inspiration.
Ellen: What did you think when you first heard about you being such an inspiration to her?
JK: I thought that’s so sweet. When I first started Harry Potter I never dreamed that myself and my work could be so inspiring towards other writers. That would’ve never occurred to me in a million years. Much like everything else that has happened with my life since Harry Potter began.
Ellen: I can imagine.
So do you want to tell the audience what you and I have planned?
Well Chelsea’s backstage and has absolutely no idea that I’m here, so when Ellen interviews her she going to bring up me and I’m sure that you all can guess where this is going.
Ellen: Let’s check up on Chelsea.
(I’m sitting backstage listening to music.)
Ellen: Good, I thinks she’s listening to Taylor Swift.
Okay we’re gonna take a break and We’ll be right back with Chelsea Brown.
Ellen: We’re back and ready to bring out our first guest.
Please welcome Chelsea Brown.
(I come out dancing like fool; just like last time.)
Me: Hey Ellen it’s good to be back.
Ellen: It’s good to have you back.
So tonight is the release of your second book.
Me: It is.
Ellen: Are you excited?
Me: I’m excited and nervous. I’m nervous that the book won’t be as good as the first one and people might not like it. But then I think I’m excited about it and have such a good feeling about it that I think people will enjoy it. Plus it has a lot of action and all of that teenaged angst, and love interest. There’s kind of a love triangle that Jenny finds herself in.
So what’s happening in Forest Pass?
Me: Well the book basically picks up where book one left off. Jenny and Lil start their training with the WIA and Joseph begins plotting for world domination again. Brenda and Jason still dance around each other, and Jenny falls in love.
Ellen: Sounds interesting and complicated.
Me: It is.
Ellen: So the last time you were here I teased you about your age.
Me: You did, but then you met my family and found out that to your surprise that I really was 22.
Ellen: Yes, so what do you think we’re going to talk about this time?
Me: Oh boy I’m afraid to answer.
Me: Umm I don’t know.
Knowing you Ellen I’m probably going to be very embarrassed by the time the show’s over.
Ellen: Well you might be correct.
Just kidding… Kind of.
So I hear that you’re a fan of Harry Potter and that you idolize J.K. Rowling.
Me: Yes if it weren’t for the Harry Potter series I don’t think that I would’ve become a writer. I would love to meet her one day.
Ellen: Really? Well JK come on out.
(JK comes out and the audience applauds and I jump out of my chair and start freaking out.)
JK: Pleasure to meet you Chelsea.
Me: JK ROWLING JUST SHOOK MY HAND! OMG!!!
Hi Mrs Rowling your my biggest fan. CRAP! I mean I’m your biggest fan.
(Ellen laughs along with the audience.)
JK: Actually Chelsea my family and I are big fans of The Jenny Mac Series.
Me: AHHH!!! JK ROWLING AND HER FAMILY ARE JENNY MAC FANS.
(I dance around like a moron in celebration.)
Ellen: So Chelsea is there any you’d like to ask JK?
Me: Yes could I have your autograph?
JK: Sure is after the show okay?
Me: Yes that would be great.
Ellen: Is there anything else you’d like to ask her?
Me: Oh yes.
Ellen: Great what?
Me: Umm Uh I can’t think of anything my minds gone blank.
(Ellen and JK laugh.)
Ellen: Well there are a couple of things I like to talk about with you two.
(JK and I nod.)
Ellen: You both have a lot in common. You’re both writers with two very successful book series.
Me: One more than the other.
(Audience laughs and applaud.)
Ellen: You both know what it’s like to struggle, and you both love my show.
(JK and I laugh.)
Ellen: So what’s it like to finally meet each other?
Me: Totally awesome.
Ellen: Well since you two only get to be introduced today I thought that tomorrow you could meet up at a restaurant for lunch. Would you two be interested?
JK: Yes that would great.
Ellen: What do you think Chelsea?
Me: ARE YOU KIDDING YES THAT WOULD BE AWESOME!!!
Ellen: Great We’ll be right back.
(Audience applauds as JK, Ellen and myself talk as they go to commercial.)