Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Presenting...Allison Lyons

Here's a series of questions Allison answered for an internal wiki that she agreed to share. Some of you may have already 'met' Allison when she posted earlier with her report on the Emerald City Conference.

Name
Allison Lyons
Allison Lyons
Title
Editor, Continuities

Where were you born?
Queens

Where do you live now?
Queens

Where would you live if you didn’t have to worry about working?
In the mountains

What was your favorite class in school and why?
English--books...

Favorite book you’ve worked out that is out? Ever?
Too many to choose from.

What is the most fun part of your job?
Editing

How would you like to become famous?
I wouldn't...ever

What do you wish you had invented?
The electric fan

If you had the option of living one hundred years in the past or future, which would you choose and why?
Past--I always wanted to know what it was like in turn of the century New York

Which TV show/movie would you like to be on and which character would you play?
TV:
Jane Tennison on Prime Suspect

Movie:
Amelie as Amelie

What is your least and most favorite household task?
least:
Washing floors

most:
Making the bed

What was your favorite childhood book? When did you last reread it?
The Tiny Little House, by Eleanor Clymer--can't remember the last time I read it

Did you ever look back on your high school quote? What do you think about it now?

Yes and it makes no sense--then or now

Do you believe in ESP/magic/ghosts/aliens?
Yes

6 comments:

Mary-Theresa said...

I had to laugh at this a bit--Allison is usually a bit more informative. We've been known to chat for hours (after work is done of course!). But she's also always very enthusiastic about her authors and the books she works on and is a great fan of mystery and thrilers in general. I like how these interviews are so varied and different, but also informative. :)

Isabel Swift said...

Thank you MT! The internal wiki had a different set of questions than the ones I had sent around--and even the editors who responded to my interview request selected different questions to respond to, so there has been a lot of variety.

Ally Anderson said...

Thanks for another great interview Isabel. I think the questions make the interviewees "real" if that makes sense. :)

Isabel Swift said...

Ally, thank you for the insight--yes it makes sense. The individuality of the people are reflected by the individuality of the responses--or at least it gives a sense of different "flavors"

OhClaire714 said...

Oh wow! I LOVED "The Tiny Little House". I can even remember making the sugar cookie recipe from the back...

Isabel Swift said...

OhClaire:
Isn't it interesting that recipes continue to be included in books--and enjoyed! I think all the Harlequin/Silhouette Christmas anthologies have recipes & some authors--clearly ones who can cook, unlike me!--include them. Susan Wiggs' Lakeshore Chronicles series has a heroine who runs a bakery & includes a lot of recipes.