My good friend/platonic lifemate/assistant Eric and I were talking the other day. He's obsessed with Rosie O'Donnell, and she has a feature on her blog called "Ask Ro." Ever since I've had a blog, Eric has been suggesting that I have an "Ask Mandy" feature. (That last part makes more sense when you know that he and Barry Manilow call me "Mandy.")
Anyway, I have new book coming out next week. (A fun fairytale called Virtue. For more info on it, click: here.) So I thought now would be a good time to try out the "Ask Amanda" thing. Or "Ask Mandy," if you prefer. I've never much cared what people call me. I'm not like Bradley Cooper and insist you call me "Bradley" even though I'm an adult male.
Here's how the "Ask Amanda" thing will work:
In the comments section of this very blog, you write a question. If it's profane or illegible, I won't answer it. If it asks for a spoiler (i.e. how will the last My Blood Approves book end?), then I won't answer it. Otherwise pretty much everything is fair game.
You have until Thursday, May 26th at midnight (central time) to ask a question. Then on Friday, Eric and I will go through the questions and pick some to answer. We'll just pick them based on whatever strikes our fancy. (Note: Eric's fancy will probably have a larger pull than my fancy, since he's very excited about this).
Then sometime either on Friday or Saturday, Eric and I will make a video blog (a vlog, if you will) with the answers to the questions. Why a video? I don't know. It's something that Rosie used to do, and apparently, it's important to the whole "Ask Ro" theme.
I'm not sure how many questions we'll answer (and Eric will be helping answer, so feel free to direct questions to him). I guess it depends on how many questions you ask and how long it takes me to answer. We'll probably spend about 5 or 10 minutes answering them, because any longer than that feels like something I would fast forward through.
So there you have it. Ask away!