Wednesday, June 24, 2009

What, When, Where, Why, How with Lisa Logan

I'm pleased to welcome Lisa Logan to my grill...

What danger would you choose: the three sadistic mob hit men about to drag you back to the evil twisted drug lord or the gargoyle with blood dripping from his talons?

Without a doubt I would choose the gargoyle, for the simple fact that if blood is dripping from his talons, chances are he's already eaten. Besides, if mob guys are dragging me off, then surely someone thinks I owe them money--a FAR more dangerous proposition considering my current salary.

When is the happiest time of the day?

Noon, because it rhymes with SPOON, which makes me think of chocolate ice cream and mousse and souffle...

Where does the PIffletube live?

...and soft serve and hot fudge and devil's food...oh wait, this one's making me think of chocolate, too. ::ahem::

From Sickipedia: Plffletubes live in your computer, and are noticeable when you are trying to run your book trailer on YouTube for someone important to your career. The characteristic "Plffle" noise can either be caused by your computer memory freezing indefinitely, or from the prospective agent/publisher tearing up the sample contract when the promo pitch won't play.

Why is the "w" in "two" silent?

It's not. The actual correct pronunciation is "twoe," which I've been trying to convince people of for years. Why should W be shamed into silence?

On an interesting side note, explaining this common error to publishers in a cover letter results in the same "Plffle" sound mentioned in the above Plffletube situation.

How good are you at Monopoly?

I'm a monopoly virtuoso! First I monopolize the double dip oreos, then the truffles--ooh, I love truffles, then for a spicy little twist, maybe some mint chip...

huh? What do you mean Monopoly isn't about chocolate? EVERYTHING, my dear, is about chocolate. Even a Plffletube knows THAT!

When Lisa isn't defending her chocolate monopoly from gargoyles and plffletubes, she is the Senior Acquisitions Editor for Eternal Press publishing and the author of two novels, several anthology contributions, and an award-winning short story writer. She lives in Southern California with her husband and five year old daughter, both with plans to take the entertainment industry by storm.



Sarita Leone said...


So glad to have the whole "twoe" thing clarified. Thanks! *G*

Dru said...

That was fun.

Anonymous said...

Oh I love that interview, adding this book to my very very long list of books to read lol.

Oh and there is an award waiting for you on my blog :)

Brandy said...

Glad to hear your theory on chocolate. *G*

Marianne, hope your rain dries out soon!

Keri Mikulski said...

What a fun interview! :) Thanks!