Lex Thomas: Quarantine: The Loners Q&A Part 2

Posted September 26, 2012 by Sara | Novel Novice 2 Comments

Today, we bring you the second part of our interview with Lex Hrabe and Thomas Voorhies, the writing duo behind Quarantine: The Loners known as “Lex Thomas.” Today, the guys tackle our favorite flash questions:

Living or dead, who would you like to have dinner with?

LEX: Willie Nelson. He’s one of the great storytellers. And if anybody’s seen it all, it’s that guy.

TOM: John Singer Sargent, so I could ask him whether he sold his soul to the devil to get that good at painting.

Pizza toppings?

LEX: Pepperoni. Don’t mess with a good thing.

TOM: Mushroom, and onion, and fresh mozzarella.

Private concert: who’s playing?

LEX: If it’s living or dead, I’m going with James Brown. I mean, come on, does it get more intense than that guy on stage? He was a master performer. Although I don’t think I’d want a private concert. Pack the house. One on one, that could get a little weird.

TOM: This is too hard, I don’t know how I could really make a choice if I could really have anyone. I’ve been listening to Scout Niblett’s The Calcination of Scout Niblett a lot while writing this week, so I’m going to say her. I love her sound, and I want to be friends.

Perfect vacation?

LEX: Caribbean. Lying in a hammock. That’s the life.

TOM: Film Festival in a town with nice food. Or a comedy festival, which I’ve never gone to, but I’d be thrilled to.

Look at your desk right now. Name five things within reach.

LEX: I see a lot of bills piling up. A bunch of pens that I’m pretty sure are out of ink. A picture of Elvis practicing karate. A copy of Quarantine for quick reference writing the sequels. There’s a mirror in front of me, so I’m staring at myself, wondering if I’m going to get outside today.

TOM: I brainstorm on post-it notes with sharpie markers, so those yellow squares are all over the desk and walls. Spilled candle wax. A mug of coffee that’s gone cold. Oblique Strategy cards, although I never remember to try and use them. And a bunch of trash I need to throw out.

Thanks to Lex & Tom for answering all our questions! Be sure to check out Quarantine: The Lonersin stores now, if you haven’t already!

Sara | Novel Novice

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