Thursday, May 15, 2008
Eeeeeeee! I got Nora Roberts!
And no, she's not locked up in my basement! Not this time! She generously agreed to do a follow-up to Suz's interview. If you missed it, you can find it here: Suzanne McErlain Interview.
So without further ado, and with just a little squealing from me, here is my interview with Nora Roberts, uncut:
Nora, I heard you picked Suz as your innkeeper only because I was so famous you were afraid to ask me. Is that true?
Melly, that is true. I was intimidated by your fame and renown. I mean Suz is great and all, but really she's nobody special.
Are you really sure you want Suz working at your inn? Have you met Suz?
The way I figure it is, I need somebody who'll do whatever I tell them, and be an absolute slave to me and the guests at the inn. Plus, she SAYS she can cook. We'll see about that. I'm thinking I might try her out here at home, cooking, cleaning, doing my bidding, bringing me food on trays.
Can you name a character after me? Someone smart, intelligent, and not blond at all?
Hmm. I think I could work this. You could be my next hero! He was orphaned in the jungle and raised by a pride of lions (which is so NOT Tarzan), but is really the heir to a fabulous fortune in Belize. He's really smart, and can speak British accented English, lion, ape, elephant and fluent Italian. Plus, he looks totally hot in a loin cloth. I think Melly is a perfect name for him!
Really? Suz McErlain? Dark hair... You really have met her?
She will soon be my slave. I really need somebody to wash my car. The pollen's murder this year.
I grew up in Montgomery County, Maryland, not far from where you're from. Does that make us related? Can you just tell people we are?
Oooh, sister! I just KNEW I had a sister somewhere. Did you borrow my green cashmere sweater? Don't deny it. It better be in the drawer when I get back.
Suz, huh? Okay.
I also need somebody weed this one area of my garden where I saw a snake. I wish she's stop screwing around and get her butt down here.
Okay, I guess the five people who read my blog would want me to ask you a real question. Let me see if I can try that for a change. Hmm... Can I come live with you?
Do you cook? Plus, I've got some hand washing piling up.
Alright, no, that wasn't my real question. Please don't file a restraining order. Here is the real question... How does it feel to have 4 additional movies made from your books?
Feels great. It's really nothing but fun for me. And maybe I can make a trip to the set again and get to hang out with movie stars--which I was, as everyone knows, born to do. Plus, I get my name on screen, a couple times. Which it was born to do. Other then that--which are the priorities, after all--it's very cool to see how screenwriters, directions, actors, costume designers and so on interpret my story for TV.
Can I be an extra in one of your films?
You're not starring in one? I'm going to talk to my agent about this!
Really? Suz? Are you sure you know who she is? Maybe if I sent you a picture...
My gutters need cleaning out. I mean it's not like she'll have anything else to do with her spare time.
Finally, this is where I usually let my guests say whatever they want. If they have something special to promote, etc, you're welcome to do that if you want. Or you can use the time to change your email address so I never contact you again. It's up to you!
I just want to say I think Susie, Sueanne--what was her name again?--whatever--I think she'll be a great innkeeper. Any complaints from any guests should be sent directly to her, because it's her fault.