Editor’s note: today’s interview with author Lemony Snicket is brought to us by OWL Assistant Editor, Kendra Brown. Enjoy!
If you’re not familiar with Lemony Snicket, it’s probably because he’s one of the most mysterious people around. Best known for A Series of Unfortunate Events, the secretive author has just released the first volume, “Who Could That Be at This Hour?”, in a new series called All the Wrong Questions. The four-part series is an account of Lemony Snicket’s curious childhood, told by none other than Lemony himself.
Speaking of questions, we got a chance to ask Lemony a few about his new series and his life as a writer (I hope we didn’t ask him all the wrong ones!).
OWL: How would you describe your new series, All the Wrong Questions?
LS: Unnerving, mysterious, upsetting, and probably not something you should read.
OWL: What inspired you to write it?
LS: My own unnerving, mysterious, and upsetting youth, and my association with a secret organization that led me to discover a number of sinister secrets in a small, grey town.
OWL: What is the best and worst thing about being a writer?
LS: Blank paper. Leaky pens.
OWL: Do you have any tips for young writers out there?
LS: When you are standing outside a closed door eavesdropping, have an excuse prepared if the door opens and you are caught.
OWL: What are you dressing up as for Halloween?
LS: A mailbox. Be careful when trick-or-treating and you reach the corner nearest your house.
Good to know! So bloggers, will you be reading “Who Could That Be at This Hour?” If you do, come back to tell us what you think.
In the meantime, don’t forget to watch out for mailboxes on Halloween!