~ You love them. You’ve read their books or articles. You follow them on Twitter. But how well do you know them and their wicked sense of humor? Play The Twizzy and find out. ~
Happy Monday and welcome to The Final Twizzy. Thank you for all your responses over the past year. I’m glad you had fun and were so competitive with each other! It was terrific for me to coordinate and run. I absolutely adore several of my Twizzy Stars, so I probably enjoyed this far more than you! In fact, I’ll let you in on a little secret, I assigned my favorite Twizzy Stars to my favorite numbers. If only you knew my favorite numbers, you’d know who my favorite Twitter people are, and that would have been a huge help for your guesses. Ha.
This Friday, after I reveal the final Twizzy Star, I will also crown The Twizzy Grand Champion with a sparkly Twizzy tiara. That is the person who won the most games. High-win runners-up also receive special prizes.
Now, are you ready for Game 38? Remember, you’re allowed 1 guess per day.
I’ll give a recap for those of you who haven’t played yet:
In my quest to keep you all entertained, I thought up a quiz. But not just any quiz. That would be boring. This is a quiz where Twitter Stars answer 30 questions. As you’ll see, these aren’t your run-of-the-mill questions. That, too, would be boring.
Originally it was just to be the published authors I interact with but this plan grew and grew. Everyone I asked said yes! So what you have here is a lovely mix of writers – from New York Times Bestselling authors to newly published ones. From sportswriters to freelance journalists. I didn’t stop there though. I asked literary agents and editors, and then it extended to all aspects of publishing – from business development to public relations. I’ve even been lucky enough to snag two British celebrities.
Below is the list of the participants with their Twitter bio and handles. While you go through, you may consider following them, and buying their books or newspapers. These people are awesome, truly. As busy as they are, they took time out to play “The Twizzy” and they answered the questions with such flair that I was laughing each time a new email came in.
Once you’ve gone through the list, take a look at the question and answer session below. You will laugh. The questions will be the same every Monday. Your job is to figure out who from the list answered the questions that week. Include your guess in the comments section here on my blog. I will not post your comments until the winner has been announced. This is because I want you to guess on your own. If by Thursday there is still no correct answer, I’ll give 1 hint. The first correct answer wins a prize. Yes, a prize. They consist of: Seven Souls A Leaping co-written and donated by Kellyann Zuzulo (while supplies last), $15 Barnes & Noble gift cards (with 1 donated by the wonderful Kellyann Zuzulo), or a surprise FANTASTIC hardcover book from my grab bag of goodies from Alyssa Smith. You will have until Friday to guess. Then I will reveal The Twizzy Star of the Week. If you’re not on Twitter, you can still play because you’ve likely read their books or articles, and, as the weeks go on, the list will narrow.
If you have any questions, Tweet me at www.Twitter.com/SunnySoCal and please use “#TheTwizzy” in your question.
Have fun and good luck!
The Twizzy Stars List for Game 38 (Please scroll to the bottom of this page for a list and biography of previous Twizzy Stars. Believe me, I’ve hit the jackpot. They’ve all been AWESOME! Check them and their answers out!)
Catherine Delors @CatherineDelors: Writer, historical fiction (For the King, Mistress of the Revolution.) Loves Paris, history and the 18th century.
Ann Leary @annleary: Author of OUTTAKES FROM A MARRIAGE and An INNOCENT, A BROAD
Jayne Sharp-Vitty @jaynesharp: Mummy, voice over & telly gal x
The Twizzy – Game 38
1. How hard was it to break into your line of work? Do you enjoy it?
It was rather fast and painless. And yes, I find it exhilarating.
2. Have you any advice for people who would also like to do your line of work?
Oh, yes. The one rule to remember: there are no rules. (***Note from Denise: This answer has been partially revised.***)
3. Are you known by any nicknames?
A food related one, always food… (***Note from Denise: This answer has been partially revised.***)
4. What song’s your tearjerker?
I Haul Sixteen Tons, by Tennessee Ernie Ford.
5. Do you like capers?
Yes, in hollandaise sauce, with fish of course.
6. Any food you must have?
I am not picky. Any delicious dish will do.
I travel too much.
8. How do you feel about the word “carbuncle”?
Blue. I am a Conan Doyle fan.
9. Favorite stroll?
Many in Griffith Park.
10. Most embarrassing memory?
Nice try, Denise!
11. Biggest pet peeve?
I make it a rule not to pet my peeves.
12. Who would you like to meet (in any time period)?
Joan of Arc.
13. Who bugs the crap out of you?
Don’t get me started…
14. Favorite book?
Balzac’s Eugenie Grandet.
15. Do songs by Nickelback make you want to stuff hot pokers in your ears?
No. I am not into self-mutilation.
16. Favorite movie?
Beauty and the Beast, by Cocteau.
17. Is marmite the singular form of marmosets? More importantly, does marmite make you want to vomit?
No. Yes. Utterly vile.
18. Favorite quote?
If you are what you ought to be, you will set the whole world on fire.” St. Catherine of Sienna
19. Favorite swear word?
I don’t swear, dear.
20. How do you feel about capybaras?
I don’t, really.
21. Guilty pleasure?
I reserve my answer for my next trip to the confessional.
22. Favorite character?
23. Do people who say “sammich” make you want to kick them in the crotch?
Not as much as those who say “nukilar.”
24. Which character would win this smackdown: Peter Venkman, Jack Donaghy, Stay Puft, Dwight Shrute, George Costanza, Basil Fawlty, Mortimer Brewster, Hyacinth Bucket, Mr. Whipple, or the Maytag Repairman?
Venkman, with Stay Puft as a close runner-up. Ah, Ghostbusters… (***Note from Denise: SUPERB ANSWER!***)
26. How do feel about cheese? Be specific.
How many words do I have to answer this?
27. Which 1980’s comedy film is this from: “Where’s the rest of this moose?”
28. Foods you refuse to eat?
Brussel sprouts. Pickled herring. Human flesh.
29. Where do you stand on Justin Bieber?
As far as possible.
Finish this quote from a 1980’s comedy: “Generally you don’t see that kind of behavior in _______________.”
????? What’s the deal with comedies from the 80s? (***Note from Denise: I ask the questions here.***)
________________ Past Twizzy Stars ____________________
Bethanne is responsible for #fridayreads on Twitter and the Friday Reads Facebook page. By all means, stop by every Friday and share what you’re reading.
Caroline has been on the New York Times Bestseller List for 2 weeks in a row now with her book PICTURES OF YOU. Why not buy it today?
Wallace is the Yankees Beat Writer for ESPN New York.
Julie is the New York Times Bestselling Author of You Had Me At Woof: How Dogs Taught Me The Secrets of Happiness and Please Excuse My Daughter (Riverhead)
Colleen is a former literary agent who is currently part of the Business Development team at Penguin Group (USA).
Veronica is the author of Five Finger Fiction. She is working on a sequel. Yay!
Brett is a digital publishing professional, innovator, strategist, marketer and writer.
Elana is a literary agent at the Caren Johnson Literary Agency. She’s also second-to-none in quoting Ghostbusters.
Gesine is a pastry chef, the owner of Gesine Confectionary, and author of Confections of a Closet Master Baker/My Life from Scratch and the recent Sugar Baby.
Laura is my literary agent. She represents literary fiction and narrative nonfiction. She loves books, art, theatre — compelling stories, well told.
Joe is an author of nonfiction books, noir stories, and a novel, DIAMOND RUBY.
Kellyann is a former journalist, author of tales, word laborer, stirrer of soup.
***The brilliant Bob Klapisch was The Twizzy Star of the Week for Game 13. You can find and follow him at http://www.northjersey.com/sports/pro_sports/baseball/klapisch/ and http://msn.foxsports.com/writer/Bob_Klapisch @BobKlap
Bob is a baseball columnist for The Bergen Record and foxsports.com
Erin is a pie baker, storyteller, collector of old timey wisdom. Author of How to Build a Fire & Sew a Button (Ballantine). Self mag staff writer.
Sean is a Writer/journalist/media consultant. His Tweets are 20% each: current affairs/culture; writing/media; LGBT topics; food/food systems; personal.
Pete is the Bergen Record Yankees beat writer and an occasional band vocalist with the Stan Rubin Orchestra.
David is an editor at Del Rey and Spectra, two of the biggest SF, fantasy, urban fantasy, and paranormal romance imprints in–and out of–the world.
Jennifer is the author of the new novel Something Red, and the NYTimes Notable novel, Golden Country.
Allison is a novelist, NY Times best seller (yeah, I had to get that in), celeb profiler, diaper changer, dog walker, ass-kicker, pop culture junkie, superwoman.
Kathleen is a bookish broad, PR superhero, mother of two, lover of sports, and wife of @Rockpappa.
Mark is the Yankees beat writer for the New York Daily News.
Georgia is a YA author of the PRAEFATIO series. She’s represented by Mark McVeigh of The McVeigh Agency. Founder of #YAlitchat. Mom to 2 humans + 3 Chihuahuas. Hopeless Romantic.
Nichole is a writer (Conde Nast Traveler) & mother of 5 trafficking in humor, Twizzlers, occasionally wisdom. Novel THE UNFINISHED WORK OF ELIZABETH D, Crown/RH 2012
***The fabulous Ken Davidoff was The Twizzy Star of the Week for Game 25. You can find and follow him at http://www.newsday.com/sports/baseball/ken-davidoff-s-baseball-insider-1.1278117 @kendavidoff
Ken is the National baseball writer for Newsday.
Jenny is the author of Sleeping with Ward Cleaver, Winging It: A Memoir of Caring for a Vengeful Parrot Who’s Determined to Kill Me, & Slim to None.
Laura is a writer, branter, complainer, mom, recovering publicist.
Jerome is a New York Times bestselling novelist and regular contributor to YESNetwork.com.
Rich is the jingle singer for the Chris Moyles Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 1 in the United Kingdom.
Susan is a writer for The New Yorker, and several books – The Orchid Thief and her latest, Rin Tin Tin.
Jane is a novelist, screenwriter, blogger, author of Confessions of a She-Fan, a Yankees diehard, movies/books fan, and a pop culture maven.
Karen is a writer, editor, teacher.
Marc is the Yankees beat writer for The Star-Ledger and NJ.com
***The witty Glenn Giangrande was the Twizzy Star of the Week for Game 34. You can follow and find him at @glenngiangrande and http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=538658980&ref=profile
Glenn is a four-time Emmy recipient, YESNetwork.com personality, on-air talent.
Drew is a Database Developer, Blogger, BaseballDigest.com writer, Beagle lover, Husband
Alyssa is an Editor, reviewer, convention organizer, avid costumer. She is always planning something. She Tweets about her interests: cooking, sewing, books.