Friday, October 22, 2010

Mystery Interview

As per my new blog schedule, today is the first interview with an author. And I am pretty excited.

Today's author interviewee is a well known writer, with a number of published suspense novels. Her latest novel was just published in April 2010.

She  is also very secretive and writes under a pen name. She burrows into her office, where she churns out her magic.  She never gives interviews and in order to get this one I had to agree not to publish her real name or her pen name, so I am using Jelly bean.

Tricia:  Welcome to A Writing Passage, Jelly bean.  I am overwhelmed to be sitting here with you.

Jelly bean:  *silence*

Tricia:  When did you decide you wanted to be a writer?

Jelly bean:     **raised left eyebrow*

Tricia:  Okay then.  Do you have a specific writing schedule?

Jelly bean:  **raised right eyebrow**

Tricia:  Can you tell us what your office looks like?  Do you use a computer or do you handwrite your manuscripts?

Jelly bean:  **both eyebrows raise**

Tricia:  Whoa!  Is the eye thing some kind of secret code?  I'm not getting it. 

Jelly bean:  **closes her eyes**

Tricia:  Guess we'll move on. Do you outline your novels before you start writing?

Jelly bean:  **big yawn**

Tricia:  Where do you get your ideas for your novels? 

Jelly bean:  **picks at her fingernails**

Tricia:  Are any of your novels based on real life events?

Jelly bean:  **crosses her eyes**

Tricia:  Does that mean something?  I don't understand crossed eyes.  Okay, we'll keep moving forward.  

Jelly bean:  **nods her head**

Tricia:  What advice would you give to new writers?

Jelly bean:  **gets up and walks out of the room**

Tricia:  All righty then.  Nice talking to you, too.

So there you have it.  The first author interview on A Writing Passage.  I can only hope that the future interviews are as enlightening. 

Have a great weekend and I'll be back Monday.



Margo Dill said...

Love your sense of humor with this! :)


Tricia said...

Thanks, Margo. Didn't have an interview yet, so I had to improvise.