25 August 2011

{Author Interview} Mary Lindsey

By: Me My Shelf And I | 25 August 2011 at 12:00 AM |

We were fortunate enough to be selected as part of The {Teen} Book Scene’s “Shattered Souls” tour.  As a part of the tour, we were given the opportunity to interview Miss Mary Lindsey and we couldn’t be more pleased to welcome her to our blog!  Make sure to check out the other stops on this tour to find out more about the book, and a little more about the author!


Thank you Mary so much for taking time to pop into our blog, it really is a honor to have you here! We are going to shake things up a little and ask you totally random and off the wall questions, just to have a little fun!

If I dumped out your purse, what would I most likely find?

Now that is a scary question. In my purse right now, you’d find my Kindle, a pack of gum (probably empty if my son is anywhere near), a retainer case I keep in there to prevent restaurant gross-out (I hate it when my teens but their retainers on the table), feminine supplies (I have two teen daughters), a wallet with no cash (again, I have teens), a dog biscuit to bribe my dog, Shattered Souls bookmarks so I won’t miss a magic publicity moment, and my phone (unless it’s lost at the time).

If you could be any character from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, who would you be and why?

Charlie. He’s the winner. IMG_2033d_2

How long do you think you would survive during a zombie apocalypse?

I’ve no idea and don’t want to find out. My daughter says I’d last a long time because I’m “one tough mama.”

If you were a box of cereal, what kind would you be and why?

Lucky Charms! They’re magically delicious… and lucky… and they’re cute.

Rate yourself on a scale of 1-10 about how weird you, then list a few things that helped you reach that number.

I say 6. My family says 10. They point out that I should use the following example to illustrate their position:

One day, on a dare, I began or ended every request, question, statement or demand with the phrase, “in accordance with the prophecy.”

“In accordance with the prophecy, it’s time to get up and go to school.”

“Hurry up, or you’ll be late, in accordance with the prophecy.”

“I missed you today. Do you have any homework in accordance with the prophecy?”

So, here’s the thing about this little experiment/dare: everyone answered me as if I were not talking funny. It was maddening. Even the waiter at our favorite restaurant took it in stride.

“Hi, Jim. In accordance with the prophecy, I’d like a glass of wine.”

“And just what type of wine was prophesied, Mrs. Lindsey?”

Not one person asked me why I was acting weird, and I did this ALL DAY. My kids say it is because it is self-evident why I was acting weird. It’s because I am weird.

Still, despite my kids input, I’d rank myself a 6 on the weird-o-meter. SoulsNewCover

Mary, thank you so much again for playing along and having some fun with us here at Me, My Shelf and I. I hope you had a good time visiting!

Thanks, Amber, for having me. It was a blast!


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  1. Brilliant interview! I love that you used the phrase "in accordance with the prophecy" all day. That is hilarious. I can't imagine what people thought that was not in on the dare. lol. I can't wait to read Shattered Souls, if it is half as entertaining as this interview, I know I'll love it!

  2. Great interview! I am looking forward to reading Shattered Souls, it sounds so intriguing.

    Your purse contents are so similar to mine, it's funny how we moms never have anything in there of our own! :)

  3. Fun interview! Loved the questions and answers, both. :)

    Your purse contents made me laugh - I've just recently returned to carrying a purse instead of a diaper bag. It is a happy, happy day...even the kid clutter in my purse makes cashiers laugh. (There's nothing like reaching into your bag for your wallet and coming out with a Bionicle instead...)


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