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Interview with Philippa Marlowmellow

This interview is designed for your hero or heroine to tell
readers about himself or herself.
Tell us about
yourself, please.
Well…I’m Philippa Marlowmellow. I’m a private detective. I
live in Mallowtown. I work and live in the Pink.
What is the Pink? Did
you grow up there?
Oh no. I didn’t grow up in the Pink. The Pink is the seedier
side of Mallowtown. It’s a dangerous place to be. No one really chooses to live
in the Pink. You just kind of end up there.
How did you end up in
the Pink?
I had a great time growing up. I lived in the burbs, went to
the right schools. Had the right friends. When I was in college, my roommate
and best friend disappeared. They found her body in the Pink. She was…she
was…well, anyway, I changed my major from education to criminal justice, but I
couldn’t leave her murder alone. I had to find out what happened. And I did. I
quit school and got my detective’s license. I live in the Pink because that’s
where most of the mallows need help.
Authors call what you
want but cannot have “the conflict” — what is yours?
Hmmm…that’s a hard question. Sometimes I want to go back to
my other life and unsee the things I’ve seen. I have a love/hate relationship
with the Pink. Sometimes I want to go back to the suburbs, live in a nice
graham cracker house with a white sugar picket fence, marry a successful mallow
and have 2.5 chicks, but then there are the mallows that need my help. Those who
don’t have anyone to look out for them; it’s hard.
What can you not do (but
need to do) during this story?
I think I did everything I could do during this story. It’s
hard not to be a bunny when trying to get into stripper joints, since chicks
don’t make good strippers. I don’t think we’re limber enough.
What inner doubt
causes you the most difficulty?
That I will miss something in an investigation and some
mallow gets hurt.
In the story world
your author created, explain what it is you fear most and why.
That I will lose my sense of self. I don’t want to be that
jaded chick who thinks the world is an awful place. I’ve seen some pretty bad
things, but the world is still a beautiful place.
Tell us about your
significant other, that person who makes living worthwhile.
Right now I don’t have one…although there is this chick at
the MBI who is really cute.
What would that
person say about you?
Right now this mallow would say I’m crazy and likes to get
into trouble.
What is your family
like?
I have a great family. My dad is a banker and my mom is a
stay-at-home mom. We were pretty boring. We were that typical suburban family.
I have a sister, which is good. My parents worry and they can dote on her, the
normal one. (she laughs.). She had a temper, and when she blew…oh my. My dad
used her craft scissors to cut up some licorice rope. You don’t mess with my
mom’s craft scissors. I thought the roof was going to come off the house. It
was short lived and they made up. My parents never stayed mad at each other. They
encouraged us to be our best. They may not like what I do, but they support me
the best they can.
What special skills
do you rely on?
My mallow senses. They tingle and I know something’s not
right. They’ve kept me out of trouble and help when I need to investigate
something further.
If someone from your
past showed up, who would you NOT want it to be, and why?
I don’t want to be a cliché and say Big Bunny, because he’s
nothing to me. I don’t think I have anyone that I wouldn’t want to show up.
Like I said, I grew up in a pretty boring suburban setting.
Why are you happy (or
not happy) with the way your story ended?
Why wouldn’t I be happy with the way my story ended? I love
the way it all came together. I was the heroine, along with Jenny. The bad
mallows went to jail, Easter Bunny was saved and all is well with the world…at
the moment.

About the Writer

Lisa Haman lives in the suburbs of Atlanta with her
wonderful husband, two beautiful children, and two cats, O.C. and Koko. Koko
loves to help her to write on occasion by sitting on the keyboard of her
laptop. Lisa plays electric bass, aka Kitty Blue, with the praise band at her
church. Although she doesn’t design her own patterns, Lisa creates beautiful
pictures with counted cross stitch, which more often than not go to family and
friends. Lisa’s interest in the paranormal fuels her imagination. She likes to
scare herself silly with reality ghost series on television. She likes to write
wherever her imagination takes her, but focuses on young adult fiction. She
also is working on her first paranormal series for young adults yet to be titled.
Her first novella, Fat Farm, is a
work of speculative fiction, takes us on a journey where beauty is important
and being overweight sends you off to a fat farm, where you may or may not
return. Lisa’s favorite quote is from Robert Frost. “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, and
that has made all the difference.” Lisa takes the road less travelled in her
stories.
What was your biggest
challenge in writing this book?
I originally wrote this as a writing exercise that got away
from me. The story contained all the original candy names. I learned I couldn’t
use those names because of trademark issues, so coming up with other names for
the candy was tough.
Why did you choose
this character for the interview today?
I think Philippa is a neat character. I watch a lot of shows
like NCIS, Elementary, and I like how they solve crimes. I like to know what is
going on. I’m kind of nosy and unfortunately my sense of right and wrong won’t
let me get into people’s business, so I let Philippa do it for me.
Are any sequels
planned for this book?
Yes. She’s a fun character and I want to find out more about
her.
What would your
readers be surprised to learn about you?
During Christmas I will watch every version of the movie of
A Christmas Carol I can find. It could be the good ones with Alastair Sim and
Patrick Stewart, to the cheesy ones, and the really bad ones. The funny thing
is I’ve never read the book. It’s on my to-read list.
Why should readers
who haven’t picked up one of your books before give this one a try?
It’s fun. It’s total escapism. It’s a fun detective story
that is off the wall and cool.
Is there anything
you’d like to say to your readers?
I’m glad you are out there. I’m a reader and have loved
books all my life. My goal as a writer is to tell a good story and have people
enjoy them. I hope you enjoy mine.

About the Book

Title Philippa Marlowmellow in Mallow Mayhem
Genre Detective Noir
Author Lisa Haman
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Philippa Marlowmellow, a private
chick working the seedy underbelly of Mallowtown known as the Pink, takes on a
missing mallow case of one Jenny Bunny. With her mallow senses tingling,
Philippa finds more than the missing mallow. To save her city and rescue Jenny,
Philippa must take on the mobster, Big Bunny, and solve the most notorious case
in Mallowtown history.
You can’t trust anyone in The Pink.

Buy This Book

Author Social Media
Website    http://LisaHaman.com
Twitter      http://twitter.com/Lisa_Haman
Amazon Author Page  http://amazon.com/author/lisahaman
Mallow Mayhem 
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Genre: Humor, Detective noir
Author Lisa Haman
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Philippa Marlowmellow, a private chick working the seedy underbelly
of Mallowtown known as the Pink, takes on a missing mallow case of one Jenny Bunny.
With her mallow senses tingling, Philippa finds more than the missing mallow. To
save her city and rescue Jenny, Philippa must take on the mobster, Big Bunny, and
solve the most notorious case in Mallowtown history.
You can’t trust anyone in The Pink.

Buy This Book

About the Author

Lisa Haman lives in the suburbs of Atlanta with her wonderful
husband, two beautiful children, and two cats, O.C. and Koko. Koko loves to help
her to write on occasion by sitting on the keyboard of her laptop. Lisa plays electric
bass, aka Kitty Blue, with the praise band at her church. Although she doesn’t design
her own patterns, Lisa creates beautiful pictures with counted cross stitch, which
more often than not go to family and friends. Lisa’s interest in the paranormal
fuels her imagination. She likes to scare herself silly with reality ghost series
on television. She likes to write wherever her imagination takes her, but focuses
on young adult fiction. She also is working on her first paranormal series for young
adults yet to be titled. Her first novella, Fat Farm, is a work of speculative fiction,
takes us on a journey where beauty is important and being overweight sends you off
to a fat farm, where you may or may not return. Lisa’s favorite quote is from Robert
Frost. “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by,
and that has made all the difference.” Lisa takes the road less traveled in
her stories.

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