Thursday, September 24, 2009

Proust Questionnaire Thursday! Today's Special Guest: Billy Bones/Christopher Lincoln!

Christopher Lincoln is the author of the new middle grade series Billy Bones, about a skeleton living in a closet. I have not read the books yet, but they look delightful and thoughtfully designed (which is probably due to the fact that Christopher is an art director. Perhaps. I'm just guessing.). I am facebook pals with Billy Bones, but the questionnaire below was filled out by Christopher, so I was a little confused as to who I should say is the special guest. Visit Chris and Billy on the web at (and now I'm even more flummoxed-- is Chris a human or an organization? The mysteries continue!)

The following questions are based on James Lipton's questions from Inside the Actors Studio, which, in turn, are based on the Proust Questionnaire. One of the questions is about swearing, so please excuse our French.

Ladies and gentlemen, I present-- Billy Bones (or Chris Lincoln-- I'm not sure! I know I could have just emailed him to clear all this up, but I think it's more fun and mysterious not to know)!

Filled out by Christopher Lincoln (the man who types up my stories).
1. What is your favorite word?
2. What is your least favorite word?
3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Most anything that is creative, spiritual, or emotional. Oh, and funny, too.
4. What turns you off creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Very serious things like accounting.
5. What sound or noise do you love?
Sound effects from Don Martin cartoon strips.
6. What sound or noise do you hate?
Screeching metal and angry people.
7. What is your favorite curse word?
8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Fulltime author would be great. I’m an advertising art director at the moment.
9. What profession would you not like to do?
Politician. I’m a bit too shy for that.
10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
You’re in!
Next Thursday's author: Jill Wolfson!

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