Sunday, March 1, 2009

Interview:Lisa Mantchev

First of all I just want to say thank you Lisa! Thank you so much for taking time to answer all of my questions. It was really fun talking to you.

The Favorites Category:

Q: Favorite animal?

LM: Baby Hedgehogs.

Q:Favorite Food?

LM: Anything at a 24-hour diner.

Q:Favorite Flower?

LM:Roses... the kind that actually smell like a summer garden.

Q: Favorite color?

LM: Steel Blue.

Q:Favorite Movie?

LM:This month: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street.

Q:Favorite morning drink?

LM:Really,really hot cappuccinos with lots of


Q:Favorite Dessert?

LM: Hand cranked vanilla ice cream over warm, homemade pie.

Q:Favorite Place to shop?

LM:Any antique store.

Q:Favorite Website?

LM:Cakewrecks (

Q: Favorite Song?

LM:Tying into my current favorite movie, "A Little Priest" sung by Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter.

Writing Questions:

Q:What type of book do you like to read when you are writing?

LM:Research's hard for me to read fiction when I am working on something.

Q: When did you start writing?

LM:As soon as I was old enough to string together a sentence.

Q:After you finish writing the Theatre trilogy will you write any other young adult novels?

LM:I'm already working on another (not theater) series that I hope someone will want to publish.

Q:Do you listen to music while you write?

LM: I prefer without, unless I'm choreographing an action sequence.

Questions about the author:

Q:Where did you grow up?

LM:Northern California.

Q:Do you have siblings?

LM: My younger sister had to put up with a lot when we were growing up....

Q: Do you have children?

LM: My daughter is now having to put up with the same shenanigans!

Q:Where do you live now?

LM: On the Olympic Peninsula with the sparkly vampires.

Q: When is your birthday?

LM:Between Christmas and New Year's.

Q:If you were stranded on a desert island what 5 people or things would you bring with you?

LM:Husband, child, mother, sister, and sunscreen *L*

Q:Where would your dream vacation be?

LM:A Mediterranean Cruise

Q:What is your weirdest work experience?

LM:That would be a tie between asking"would you like to take a survey?" at Blockbuster and being a demo girl (cookie samples) at Costco, both during college.

Q:When you were little did you want to be a writer or something else?

LM: I wanted to be an actress until I graduated college.

Q: Do you play video games and if so what games do you play?

LM:We just got a Wii, and I played the boxing game until I hurt my shoulder. *G* I am actually terrible with most video games, but I was a champion Tetris player in high school.

Thanks again Lisa!

-Senfaye :)


  1. A great interview for a great book; thank you Lisa and Senfaye! And now I am going to spend the next hour ogling cakewrecks!

  2. Lol! I <3 Tetris, Lisa, and I challenge you to a Tertis duel when I come and visit and we get our tattoos.

    Also, I thought I was the only one who couldn't read fiction when I'm in the middle of a project!

  3. Great interview! I have that novel and can't wait to start it.

  4. Great interview, you have some awesome questions! I got Lisa's book in the mail yesterday and I can't wait to begin!

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