Monday, September 7, 2009

Guest Blogger ~ Thom Lane

I'm welcoming Thom Lane today, a new author with Loose Id. Thom volunteered to be grilled, er, interviewed and shares a few of his secrets with us.
So, let's get right down to the nitty gritty!

1. What are your nicknames?
Thom-cat is too obvious to mean mentioning, right...? I had a girlfriend once who used to call me Dickens, because I was always writing. Mostly these days people just call me Thom.
2. How does your hair look currently?
Hair? I'm a man; I don't have hair. I have an interesting skull.
3. What’s new in your life right now?
That would be the man in my bed. ;>)
4. How many colors are you wearing now?
Just two: I am black and red all over.
5. Are you an introvert or extrovert?
Intro, definitely. Even when drunk. But I do love parties and company, I'm just the quiet one in the corner.
6. What was the last book you read?
For work? Simon Schama's Citizens, about the French Revolution (research for a book). For fun? Laurie R King's The Language of Bees.
7. Who is your favorite super hero?
A confession: I never got the superhero thing. Even as a kid, I liked my heroes less than super.
8. What has made you happy these days?
Apart from the man in my bed, you mean? That would be my books: especially the Amaranth series - Dark Heart and Healing Heart so far, with many more (I hope!) to come - from Loose Id. I am loving writing these stories. Hot men, kinky bondage and magic, in a fantasy world: what's not to love? Also, they have fabulous covers.You can't judge a book by its cover - but these are perfect.

9. What’s your current obsession?
I refer you to my previous answer(s): (a) man, (b) Amaranth.
10. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
Getting out of bed? About two hours (there's a lot of radio to listen to, y'know?). Once up, I'm efficient: ten minutes in the bathroom, two minutes to pull clothes on, five minutes to feed the cats and discuss their day, and then I'm at the computer.
11. What was the last story you wrote?
It's called Runaway Heart, it's a new Amaranth story, it's on my editor's desk...
12. What’s the last thing you laughed about?
Something he said while he shaved, which I am so not telling you.
13. What’s the last song that got stuck in your head?
Tragically, it's something I wrote myself. How sad is that?
14. What’s the last movie you saw?
Inglourious Basterds.
15. Is there anything else you'd like readers to know about Thom Lane?
I write, I have cats, I have a man - that about covers it, I think.The rest is silence.

Thom's Loose Id books can be found at this link
Thom's presence on the Internet (for now) is his LiveJournal


Jeanne said...

Thanks for sharing your obsessions with us, Thom and I love your covers!!

K. Z. Snow said...

I really, really liked this interview, Jeanne -- unique questions and succinct yet intriguing answers. (Now why does that sound like I'm reviewing a book?) Plus, Thom is the only other introverted drunk I've heard of -- other than myself, I mean.

I'm particularly fascinated by the man in the bed who turns into a wag when he's shaving. And the cat whose day must be discussed. And a writer who dresses like a Stendahl title and isn't afraid to say so.

I do have a question: Nobody ever called you Thom Thumb?

Okay, I'll slap myself and go to bed now.

(Word Veri is "cobbit," which immediately made me think of a crippled Hobbit. I really do need to get some sleep.)

Jeanne said...

Yeah, THom left us with some very cryptic answers. I can't claim credit for the questions, though. One of the authors from MLR came up with them and I grabbed them

P.A.Brown said...

Great interview. You sound like my kind of partier, Thom. A drunk introvert.

And you need to get that man out of bed more often. There's always the kitchen... or the dining room...

Jeanne said...

Hi, Pat!
Thom's answers left me with so many vivid images...I have got to get him to expound on some of them

Lynn Lorenz said...

Great interview Jeanne.
And Thom, you sound so sweet, and just a little wicked...

I enjoyed Dark Heart and am looking forward to reading more from you - you're on my TBR list.

Anonymous said...

You have cats? You've just won a lifelong friend.

Jan Irving said...

Very much enjoyed getting to know a little more (very little--crytpic teaser) about Thom.