7/9/12

Famous Author Interview: Margaret Finnegan

Margaret Finnegan is the author of the acclaimed (by her mother) novel The Goddess Lounge.  We talked to her in her spacious (when compared to a tent) home, where she served us Venus nipple cocktails and shrimp on a stick.

Intrepid reporter: Margaret, now that your novel, The Goddess Lounge, is touching the lives of literally DOZENS, how has your life changed?

MF: It's been a whirlwind!  Just the other day my brother-in-law said, "Congratulations!  You must be so excited."  To which I replied, "Shut up!  Leave me alone.  I'm not listening."  And then I hid in the garage.

IR: Ha, ha.  You are so funny.  Were you always this funny?

MF: No really. I hid in the garage, and somehow it got locked, and they only found me when they needed to do laundry, which was disappointing because I had been sleeping on a pile of tablecloths.  The floor was very hard after that.

IR: But how does it feel to go from anonymous blogger/writer to celebrity author and sometimes escort of Colin Firth and Ewan McGregor?

MF: I don't know what you are implying.  We're all just good friends.

IR: Come now. You can tell us.  We won't tell a soul.

MF: My, my look at the time.  Your shrimp on a stick is looking a little sickly.  Shall we get you another?

IR:  One more question.  Is it true that JK Rowling called to offer you advice on how to survive the media throngs?

MF: She didn't call.  It was at the secret famous authors' club.  Don't get me started on the initiation rituals.  But, believe me, you do not want to mess with Steven King when he's wearing a thong and holding a live chicken.

17 comments:

Shell Sherree said...

I'm loving The Goddess Lounge, Margaret. No wonder Colin and Ewan are duelling for your attention.

Daisy said...

I'm proud to say that I am one (two) of the "DOZENS"!

Margaret said...

Thanks, Shell and Daisy!

Jean Spitzer said...

Vromanns?

Cal State bookstore?

Bellis said...

Hilarious! Hope your book is racy, as millions of women will be looking for more books like "50 Shades" to read.

altadenahiker said...

Oh, I thought this would be a puff piece. You know what everyone wants to hear -- what influence did Finnegan's wild years at the Viper Room have on her latest best seller. Is Zeus really Johnny Depp?

Olga said...

My copy arrived today. As soon as I finish The Chaperone, I will read it. (Is it wrong to wait?)

Ms M said...

I'm also one of the "dozens" who is getting a real kick out of "The Lounge". About halfway through and loving it.
(Are the tablecloths from your celebration party? I hear Spray N Wash is good for Maraschino cherry stains...)

Pasadena Adjacent said...

Are you still in the garage? Please come out, I need my shrimp refreshed *wink*

Carrie Rosalind said...

It was SO cool to buy your book on my Kindle last night!! :) I am 15% of the way through and LOVING it so far! :)

Petrea Burchard said...

Duelling with shrimp on a stick, Shell.

I am a dozen, too!

Desiree said...

Ah yes, can I get that reporter's number? Hey, check out my menu, made it just for the novel--

Petrea Burchard said...

My copy just came in the mail! Get your autograph pen ready, Margaret.

Margaret said...

Bellis: I don't think I would use the word racy, but there is a tad bit of swearing.

AH: no to Zeus. Only goddesses. As for the Viper Room, there is actually a nightclub in the story.

MS M: I knew I had spelled Maraschino cherries wrong.

PA: you need a new shrimp, absolutely.

Des: you arena goddess! Love it.

Carrie and Petrea: thanks!

Susan Campisi said...

Margaret, I'm currently reading a book that my coworker self-published and that I bought at Vroman's. I've been holding off buying your book thinking I might also get a copy there. They have a local author section. I think The Goddess Lounge belongs there!

sonia a. mascaro said...

Congratulations, Margaret!

TheChieftess said...

Oooohhhhh!!! I'm so glad I wasn't drinking my tea while I was reading this one!!! I can't wait to get my copy!!!