An Interview with an Author
Many of you probably know the blogger moooooog35 (aka Rodney LaCroix). But, did you know that he’s written a book?
Yes, indeed, the literary world has been invaded by his new book, Things Go Wrong for Me, and I had the opportunity to interview him and get some insight into the wild world he calls home.
Welcome to Adminderella, Rodney! Lets get down the the
Me: Did you start blogging with the intention of writing a book or was the book a happy accident?
Rodney: I started blogging with the intention of getting rich. After about the second day of blogging I realized this was an exercise in futility but, since I’d already started and didn’t feel like working all that much I just kept right on going.
I’ve always wanted to write a book but then 50 Shades of Grey came out and burst my bubble so I went this route instead.
Me: So, how’s that blog ad revenue thing working out for you? Any better now that you’ve got a book deal?
Rodney: The blog ad stuff notsomuch. However, maybe that will all change once the book comes out and sells a million copies.
The best blog deal I have is with an Adult Toy Mail-Order store who gives me a $50 gift card every time I write a post. That may sound awesome but my girlfriend is the one who really makes out on the deal because it’s 99% dildos and vibrators and maybe (MAYBE) 1% blow up dolls. So the site is kind of geared towards the ladies.
Me: What advice would you give fellow bloggers on getting a book deal?
Rodney: Stick with it. Eventually, if your writing is good enough, someone will notice you and something will happen. Or, in my case, even if your writing kind of sucks but you draw funny pictures, something still might happen. If it doesn’t happen, at least you killed some time writing when you could be doing tedious stuff like mowing lawns and shit.
Me: Is this book something you’re going to let your kids read? Perhaps related, how much therapy do you think your kids will need?
Nononononononoooo. Kids are not reading this until they are in their 60′s and I’m dead. I talk about SHAVING MY BALLS for my vasectomy, FOR CHRISSAKES. No child should be privy to that. Ever. Never ever never ever.
So, um. On your second question? TONS of therapy.
Me: So, you’d better sell a bunch of books, huh? Therapy can get expensive… and you have TWO kids. So, do you see the potential for your book to be adapted to a screenplay? If it is made into a movie, who do you want to play you?
Rodney: I see this less a screenplay and more ‘Broadway Musical’ – like ‘Jesus Christ, Superstar’ but more ‘Rodney – short unknown semi-bald guy.’ That being said, I can see my part being played by either Ben Affleck or Danny DeVito. Maybe both (younger vs. older but I’m not sure who plays which part yet).
Me: When you do your book tour (assuming you do one), are there body parts you will refuse to sign?
Rodney: Penises and testicles. Everything else is fair game. BRING IT.
Me: But… you cover manscaping in the book… Speaking of which, Would you consider doing a video tutorial on manscaping? If not a video, perhaps an illustrated guide?
Rodney : Well, no. Unless the camera has a zoom lens, there probably won’t be much to see.
Ironically, my ‘Book Trailer’ would probably suffice as your video guide. I mean, it’s got everything including great cinematography, acting, and even a cliffhanger. Extra bonus, you get to see me without a shirt on. Here you go:
Me: Ummm, Wow… That’s quite the book trailer! Is there anything else you feel the blog reading public needs to know about you? Your book? Your blog?
Rodney: Well, the book is FULL COLOR because – if you know my blog – I draw A LOT. So having a full color printed book (and e-book) was pretty important to me and my audience. I’ve seen the book in the initial print stage and it looks amazing. I think people will be more than pleased.
I’ve had quite a few great reviews on the book and some major endorsements by The Bloggess (Jenny Lawson) and actress/model/ex-wife of Jim Carrey, Jenny McCarthy. They both called the book ‘hilarious’ and – seriously – to get quotes like THAT from women like THEM about a guy like ME is HUGE. HUGE.
Me: I’m very happy that you had the opportunity to stop by and answer some questions, Rodney. Where can we find your book?
Rodney: There are several ways to get the book:
Me: Everyone should buy one… or 12…(I like to keep a few spare gifts on hand… This book? Perfect for gifting! Except if that’s your plan, make sure you get enough copies to keep one for yourself!)
So, folks… there you have it, my interview with an author! And honestly, the book made me laugh so hard it hurt (in a good way). Go, now, get your copy of Things Go Wrong for Me by Rodney Lacroix!
P.S. This was supposed to post early this morning but, for reasons that are still a mystery to me, it did not. So, apparently “Things Go Wrong for Me” was an apropos subject for this particular blog post!