This time around, it was a different famous NY TIMES bestselling guy author with one vowel in his first name. This mystery author was criss-crossing the country on a book tour, so Peepy and I waited in the hotel lobby for him . . .
Can you guess who it is? Here's a hint . . .
Yes! It's Jay Asher, author of the mega-hit 13 REASONS WHY, and the new mega-hit, co-written with Carolyn Mackler, THE FUTURE OF US!!!
Jay and I have been friends for a long time, hence the pink wig, so I knew that I could ask him the sort of personal, in-depth, top secret questions that not just anyone could ask. Are you ready? Okay, here we go . . .
LISA: What's your favorite salty snack?
JAY: Really? Um . . . er, Chili Cheese Fritos?
LISA: I thought you'd say that, so I prepared these for you!!!
LISA: Okay, I'm thinking of a number between 1 - 47. What is it?
LISA: How many cities are you visiting on this book tour?
LISA: Do you ever take the small soaps and little bottles of lotion from the hotel room?
JAY: I use them, I don't take them.
LISA: Please draw the cover of THE FUTURE OF US . . .
LISA: Well done, Jay Asher, well done!
LISA: You've been on a nine day, nine city tour with you co-author, Printz winner Carolyn Mackler. Tell us a secret about her and/or your ATM pin number.
JAY: I'll tell you about her. She likes to sing karaoke and I think I am better at it than she is. But she tries hard.
LISA: Would you rather be a monk seal, a woolly mammoth, or a small possum?
JAY: Wooly mammoth. I've always liked Snuffleupagus and I think they are in the same family.
LISA: What superpower would you like to have?
JAY: Flying, but only at night because if anyone saw me they'd want to control me.
LISA: What superpower do you currently have?
LISA: What? I'm sorry, where are you?
LISA: Oh! There you are. I thought you disappeared for a moment. Hey, are you ready for the final question? Here it is . . . do you like soup?
After the searing interview, it was time for Jay to meet up with Carolyn and head to that marvelous indie bookstore in Montrose, CA, Once Upon a Time . . .
(I asked Carolyn for a secret about Jay, and she said, "One time when Jay and I were writing the book we got so stressed out, we started crying on the phone.")
Jay and Carolyn spoke to a packed house. However, all eyes were really on Peepy . . .
After, the two authors got in a wild fight over my Peep and traumatized her . . .
So we retreated to the restaurant next door and had cupcakes . . .
Later, of course, all was well and everyone made up . . .
(That's Jay in the bunny suit. I've got lots of photos of him in various fancy outfits.)
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