Crazy/Awkward Interview – Edward Lazellari


Today Edward Lazellari stopped by for a crazy/awkward interview. His new book The Lost Prince (book 2 of the Guardians of Aandor series) came out back in August, check out the blurb:

Edward Lazellari brings you The Lost Prince, and the race to find the missing prince is on . . .

In Lazellari’s debut fantasy, Awakenings, New York City cop Cal MacDonnell and photographer Seth Raincrest found themselves stalked by otherworldly beings intent on killing them. The two had to accept the aid of a mysterious woman to unlock their hidden pasts, and what they discovered changed their lives.

Everything they knew about their lives was an illusion. They had in fact travelled to our dimension from the medieval reality of Aandor to hide their infant prince from assassins, but upon arriving, a freak mishap wiped their memories. Cal, Seth, and the rest of their party were incapacitated, and the infant prince was lost.

Thirteen years later, that prince, Daniel Hauer, is unaware of his origins–or that he has become the prize in a race between two powerful opposing factions. Cal and Seth’s group want to keep Daniel safe. The other wants Daniel dead—by any means necessary.

From the streets of New York City to the back roads of rural North Carolina, the search for the prince sets powerful forces against each other in a do-or-die battle for the rule of the kingdom of Aandor.

Buy it!

Check out Edwards’s:

Crazy/Awkward Interview with Edward Lazellari

*gestures at the empty seat beside her* Hey, Edward! Don’t mind the red on the wall. It’s spaghetti sauce. Honest. Want a piece of fancy chocolate or cheese? *eyes carefully to see which is picked*

I pick the Belgian chocolates and dip it in the Brie fondue.

So this book has cops, photographers, and princes—oh my. If you had to be one of those, which would you be?

I’d be a prince because people treat you like Brad Pitt even if you look like Steve Buscemi.

That leads me into my next question:

Q: You receive a book that unlocks the truth of your secret past. Which television or movie universe would you want to be from and what was your job/role there? (Bonus points if you include your original name)

A: I’m from the Firefly universe serving aboard Serenity and fighting the evil American… er… Alliance corporations… er… starships. My name is Otto Goodman and I’m the assistant mechanic. I very much want to work under Kaylee.

Q: There’s a shoebox in your closet. Inside is a microcosm of a planet. You can alter one major thing on that planet per day. What will you be doing to it tomorrow?

A: Removing twerking, since it seems only an act of God can do so now.

Q: How do you feel about platypuses?

A: Love to. As a red-blooded American male there’s nothing I enjoy more than to grab my woman at day’s end, throw her on the couch… oh… ooohhh… p.l.a.t.y.p.u.s.e.s. (had a dyslexic moment.)
I’m indifferent: Bill like a duck, body like a beaver? Hate the bill, Love the beaver.
Please move along.

Q: The hair revolution begins tomorrow. You hope the change includes A) wigs every day B) bald is beautiful (even on women) C) normal colored hair is so passé D) hair? Who needs hair? We want spaghetti heads and other yummy substitutions! Which do you pick? Bonus points if you describe YOUR new look.

A: I go with A. I’m partial to the wigs of pre-revolution France. Nothing says you’ve arrived more than a Louis IV curled mane or a great powdered fop’s wig. It’s time we all channel our inner Elton.

Q: Your city is putting together a time capsule. Donations are anonymous. What do you add?

A: Eyeglasses, medical insurance card, voter registration card, a copy of Awakenings and The Lost Prince.

Q: What is your favorite snack cake and how far would you go to make sure you got it?

A: Hostess cupcakes. All the way, baby.

Q: You must keep a classroom instrument in your car at all times in case you have to break out into a musical number. What instrument do you keep? (extra points if you share the number you’d perform)

A: Saxaphone. The Girl From Ipanema, in platform shoes, on a bar, while doing the moonwalk.

Q: Fill in the blank: I’d like to ____________ the ____________ to ____________.

A: I’d like to take the train to Maine.


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