Henri is one of the authors of The Search for the Million $$$ Ghost and and perhaps is known better for his antics on his blog at http://www.henritheghost.blogspot.com/. Seems he doesn't understand how come women are attracted to him, but if anyone has ever read his blog, you can surely see why he's the ghostest with the mostest. Oh, I didn't mention, Henri's a ghost. But, that didn't stop him from writing the funniest (in parts) book I've ever read in which he happens to play a significant part in it.
And, so, I give you Henri de Montmorency, the ghostest with the mostest...
TWL: When did your passion for writing begin?
Henri: I'm so happy to be here, TWL. Any women around? Well, it never really ocurred to me that I had it in me to write a book until a trip I made to the mountains of North Carolina in which seven of us embarked on a mission to find a ghost for a man who would stop at nothing to find the ghost of his dead wife, Sarah. After the journey was over, three of the women (and myself, of course) decided this story needed to be told. I never wrote anything in my whole life until I wrote this book and I have to tell you, Henri rather likes it.
TWL: Can you tell us what your typical 'writing' day is like?
Henri: Good question, TWL! You rather like asking Henri questions, don't you? I ask you a question and you don't answer, but you expect me to answer your questions. Is that the way it works around this joint?
TWL: LOL, sorry, Henri, what was your question?
Henri: I said...are there any women around?
TWL: Uh...not that I know of.
Henri: Figures. I come all this way and there's not even Juicy to keep me entertained.
Henri: *sighs* Come on, now. You're interviewing me. Haven't you ever read my blog? Juicy
Jessie. Actually, her real name is just Jessie, but I call her Juicy for short. And Juice when I'm really in a hurry.
TWL: I'm sorry, Henri, but I'm confused.
Henri: *sighs again* Juicy...thinks...I'm...her...boyfriend. That Juicy.
TWL: Oh, okay, your girlfriend!
Henri: Aren't you listening...thinks is the key word here. Here, have a Coors Light...that might loosen you up a bit and jog the ol' memory bank. See, I'm my own ghost. Juicy knows it but can't do a thing about it because she knows I'm an author now and I'm becoming quite the celebrity.
TWL: LOL, I'm sure you are, Henri.
Henri: Oh sure, lots of other authors know me. Caridad Pineiro, do you know her?
TWL: As a matter of fact, I do. I had her on tour last month. She writes those vampire books.
Henri: I know. I thought she was a vampire herself until I caught her reflection in the store window. What a relief. But, Juicy, well Juicy thought I was messing around...
TWL: Henri, do you mind if we get back to the interview?
Henri: Oh, sure thing. Coors Light?
TWL: No, thank you, Henri. Help yourself. Now where were we?
Henri: You having a brain fart, TWL? You asked me what my typical writing day was like. Well, I'll tell you. I'm having so much fun with the ladies and being a star and all, there's not much time left for writing, except for when I blog. But, don't tell my co-writers that because they think I've hunkered down and writing my next novel, but there's just so much time in the day, you know?
TWL: LOL, I know that only too well. Well, let's go to the next question. The Search for the Million $$$ Ghost. What's that about?
Henri: Aren't you supposed to read the books of these authors you interview? What are you doing..winging it?
TWL: Henri, just answer the question.
Henri: *sighs* Well, The Search for the Million $$$ Ghost is about a man's search for the ghost of his dead wife Sarah and six women (and myself) who try to find that ghost for him. The importance is unknown at that time except for the fact that if they do this, they stand to inherit $1,000,000. But, what they do find out is that while they thought they knew everything there was about ghosts, there were a few surprises they just didn't count on. It's a right neat little book. Of course, you would know that if you read it.
TWL: I never said I didn't read it.
Henri: Well, why are you asking me these silly questions for if you already know the answers?
TWL: Not everyone knows the answers, Henri, so this is for anyone reading my blog.
Henri: You like to blog?
TWL: Henri, this is your interview, not mine.
Henri: Well, I love to blog. Blog, blog, blog. You can meet nice interesting women, you know.
TWL: LOL, okay, Henri, next question. Who published your book and how has your experience been with them?
Henri: Mardi Gras Publishing published my book. I do not know too much about them. Heide Kaminski was responsible for that end of it. So far, things seem to be okay. Now, if Henri gets a big royalty check, I'll love them to death...hee hee.
TWL: I imagine you would. So, what was the inspiration behind your book?
Henri: Now, this is a story that Henri loves talking about. The three women who claim they also wrote the book - Heide AW Kaminski, Pam Lawniczak and Dorothy Thompson - read something over the Internet about a real guy who was looking for proof of ghosts and was willing to pay a million dollars to anyone who could prove it. So far, no one had. The girls laughed because they knew if there was a ghost around, they could find it. What started out as a joke amongst themselves ended up becoming The Search for the Million $$$ Ghost. Now, can I go?
TWL: But, Henri, your interview isn't over yet. Can you tell us ways you are promoting your book? Have they been successful?
Henri: I'm afraid Henri doesn't know a whole lot about promoting being as this is the first book I've ever written, but the girls have told me to do my part and blog. So, I set myself up a blog, only it's turned into a love fest. It's not my fault that I'm adorable, you know? They also told me to go on what they called a virtual book tour, so here I am, traveling the blogosphere, talking about my book, and TRYING to meet beautiful 21st century women.
TWL: I guess I knew better than to ask that question. We'll end it by asking what wonderful words of wisdom you might have for aspiring authors who would like to become big and famous like you?
Henri: I guess you're expecting some big wonderful words of wisdom from Henri, right? Become a ghost! You can do anything you want then!
TWL: Henri, I guess that's about what I would expect coming from you. You are adorable, you know that?
Henri: Yes, I've been told that. I told you that already.
TWL: Indeed you did. I've got a question that I ask everyone who I interview at The Writer's Life. Are you ready?
Henri: I'm ready for anything, mon cherie.
TWL: What's one thing about you that you think is important, but no one asks?
Henri: That's easy. My shoe size. 131/2. Does that tell you anything?
TWL: O....kay, I guess that wraps things up. Any final words?
Henri: Yes, as a matter of fact, there is. Mortals have a funny thing they do when they see a ghost. They scream. What's that all about? Ghosts aren't but beings in another form. We all have feelings. We're just like you are...we just look a little different. Give a ghost a chance. You never know what you may learn from them. *wink wink*
TWL: You are so right, Henri, you are so right. And on that note, I want to thank you for coming, Henri! If you want to check out his book at Amazon, click here and if you want to visit his home on the web, click here.
Good-night folks and goodnight, Henri. May we meet again sometime in another life. ;o)