Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tell the Truth Tuesday (Plus a once in a lifetime giveaway)

1. Laura was not so secretly worried that I'd hog the spotlight during our first library event last night. She was right to worry.


2. We're TOTAL name droppers. One of the girls asked us point blank if Mandy Hubbard had actually read our book. When we told her that we've exchanged e-mails with her and "know" her on Twitter she was kind of blown away.


3. We planned on taking video and pictures for the post today. We failed.

4. This is the only picture we have.


5. I'm bitter because no one took my picture and I was having the best hair day of my entire life.

6. Laura makes wicked chocolate covered Twizzlers.

7. Chocolate covered Twizzlers = Crack.

8. I've eaten approximately 11 of them.

9. We're giving the rest of them away to one lucky commenter.


10. Lucky for you, Laura took them home. Otherwise someone would be the lucky winner of a lot of chocolate Twizzler scented plastic wrappers.

Best, most shocking, most hilarious, most entertaining truth wins the Twizzlers. Beyond excited to see what you guys come up with.

34 comments:

Cheree said...

Chocolate covered twizzlers... yum

Jill Hathaway said...

My truth: I spilled a little bit of burrito on your book before I sent it to Megan. Oh, and I kind of went psycho and ripped out some pages. No biggie.

Jemi Fraser said...

Congrats on the great talk at the library! Sounds like lots of fun :)

Sadly, I can't eat Twizzlers so I'll let someone else have the chance!

Matthew Rush said...

Truth is, I don't know who Mandy Hubbard is.

I could never eat those twizzlers, my teeth are too sensitive, but I can give them to my kids.

Also you do realize your profile picture is pretty confusing, right? I mean it makes it look like Lisa is on the left. But then again, I've always though of you two as the coolest Siamese twins in the world, so it doesn't really matter. I hope that when I meet you someday, and discover you're not attached at the butt, it doesn't freak me out too much.

Kristen said...

You guys are hilarious! I never would have thought to combine two of the food groups... Chocolate+ Twizzlers=Brilliant.

Kelly said...

I bet they loved you at the library!!
And I could use some tasty chocolatey Twizzlers!

Kerri C at CK Farm said...

I looked at the Twizzler pic and thought I died and went to candy heaven.

Truth is I would steal that from a kid to eat it!

I think Twizzler Co should be paying you for advertisment!

Nicole Zoltack said...

Truth: you should call up the Twizzler company and ask for an endorsement deal. Why should only sport celebrities be paid millions for deals? It's about time authors do! :)

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

truth: once, when i was younger but still an adult, i put on these rocking boots with huge heels. And promptly fell down the stairs and crashed into my brother. My Mom and twin sister peed their pants laughing. Fact.

Lola Sharp said...

Truth: I have been so deep in a writing zone, that when I had to pee, I took my MacBook to the potty with me and kept writing. You might call it gross. I call that commitment and time efficient. (perhaps this should be on a TMI post?)

Top that, yo.

Ashley in Adventureland :) said...

Truth: I was looking through I friends notebook and saw the phrase "Happiness is my new emotion." After I almost died laughing at the awkward terminology and realized the brilliance of it we started a hole "charitable action" around that phrase.

Truth: A lifetime friend and I have "Fabulous Food Fridays" where we always have the same goal--make something edible and pretty. All we ever accomplish is to destroy my kitchen.

Simon C. Larter said...

1. It would have been awesome if you used the overhead projector to, um, project images of all the authors you've "met" on Twitter, then basked in the vicarious adoration of the assembled masses as they genuflected and hurled chocolate-covered morsels at you in fear and wonder.

1-1/4. One time, at band camp...I mean, at college, I got to art history class early and switched the order of some of the slides in the slide projector, and turned a few slides upside down. The teacher was humorless about this, but no one sold me out, so I got away with it.

1-1/2. That's how I realized a life of crime might pay after all.

2. Speaking of crime, I bet if you froze a chocolate-covered twizzler, it'd make a great murder weapon. Super-easy to dispose of after the fact, too.

3. I haven't had a Twizzler since 1843, and don't plan on it, so feel free to send me the scented wrappers. I'd totally give them away in a blog contest, saying they were custom-made LiLa bookmarks or some such thing.

12. I like how Laura coordinated her hair color with the cover of your book. Was that deliberate?

Pi. I can rub my belly and pat my head at the same time. You know you're impressed.

Little Ms J said...

Does sneezing and wetting your new Lululemon yoga pants at the gym count? Yea. Totally new trick I picked up. I hear pregnant girls do it all the time. I'm ready to give this little gift back, thanks.

Anne Gallagher said...

Truth: I found the word 'irregardless' in a published book of fiction over the weekend. Pubbed by one of the Big6 no less.
Copyright 2006.

Kare said...
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Kare said...

1. I stayed up till three in the morning reading The Liar Society (you kind of already knew that though)(and yes the book was THAT good)(Its like an obsession)

2. I have an obsession with parenthesis too (its like telling secrets useless but fun)(everyone finds out anyway...eventually)

3. I love Grace's Pearls and even thought about making a fan site with that name (total fan-girl moment)

4. Even if my life were in mortal danger I couldn't spell to save it.

Corey Schwartz said...

Okay, you have a lot of great comments here, but Simon is clearly the winner, so I am not even going to try!

Dara said...

Truth: I could pretty much live off of chocolate, especially milkshakes. Who wants vegetables when there's chocolate involved?

Krispy said...

TRUTH: I find the idea of chocolate covered Twizzlers appealing, but on the other hand, I don't really like Twizzlers. So I hope whoever wins really enjoys them! :)

Sounds like your event was a success! Congrats!

Stasia said...

Yum. Just yum!

Tracey Neithercott said...

The pressure of thinking of a funny truth is turning my brain to mush. So I'll just say: Chocolate-covered Twizzlers? How do you think of these things? That's like pure writer's brain food right there.

Marsha Sigman said...

‘Despicable Me’ is now my favorite movie. I quote from it frequently...in a heavy Russian accent. Any time someone asks me a question I say "Whaaaat?" in a high pitched voice accompanied by a complicated head turn, lip curl, wide eyed combo expression.
It has a high degree of difficulty but it can be done.

I used this same confession on Elana Johnson’s Blog. I’m just not that interesting most days.

Jonathon Arntson said...

I'm not going to lie: Those twizzlers make me feel a little sick, but I know you two would not lead us into something bad. I'll say YUM.

JEM said...

Truth: I got caught out by a total stranger in the bathroom at an Outback Steakhouse dancing my butt off in front of the mirror to "You Make My Dreams" by Hall and Oates. She had a kid with her. The kid laughed. This was less than a month ago.

Also, I would lie in wait for Kerri C to steal the Twizzlers from a kid, and then I would steal them from her. And eat them in front of the kid. Just so the kid knows who's the boss (hint: not Tony Danza).

Elana Johnson said...

Oh my heck. I've never seen anything like that! Crazy!

And yay for last night--I'm glad it went really well!

Misty (Mistys Book Mess) said...

a pity about the 'no photo best hair day of you life' at least you looked nice for your fans.

Gail said...

So, did you get a standing O last night?

My truth...
Today I called the police (911)on neighbors in the condo across from me because they were screaming obscenities and threatening to punch each other out.....and hey, I was trying to write and I could hear them through the closed window! Of course, if I let them punch each other out, the screaming might stop, but that would take too long to quiet them down! Haven't heard a peep out of them the rest of the day. (Don't mess with a writer in the zone!)

Amber Tidd Murphy said...

truth: I really wanted to win, because i think it like, releases endorphins or something... so i must admit that i am typing one-handed and the other hand is attached to my own boobie... i pumped breastmlik at the same time i emptied my google reader. titilating, i know.

Wannabe Writer said...

My truth: I spent more time playing in the snow today than a grown woman should. And I laughed hysterically at every snowman- especially ones with half moon mouths. Those are the best.

Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

Truth: I cannot top any of these, but I like Simon's chocolate twizzler scented, custom LiLa bookmarks!

Joanne Fritz said...

Well, I'm not as much of a criminal as Simon, but here's my truth: my senior year in high school, I hated the librarian so much that I rearranged all the books in one section of my high school library by color.

Ten years later, I became an assistant librarian in a high school library. One day I was shelving and found a ton of books out of order (you know, that pesky Dewey Decimal system). I took a step back. You guessed it. Some kid had rearranged all the books by color. Payback time!

And that's a true story. Hope you had a blast at your event. Didn't anyone film it?

Lasha said...

chocolate twizzilers, is the most yummy form of chocolate paradise. I wnat in!!! :)

storyqueen said...

My Tuesday Truth:

I just finished writing a scene in a book where a kid has to shave some old guys' back hair.

Seriously.

I have officially grossed myself out.

Shelley

Shannon Whitney Messenger said...

Okay--CHOCOLATE COVERED TWIZZLERS--HOW HAVE I NOT HEARD OF THESE??????????????????????????????????

(ahem)

Glad your event went well! :)

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