Sunday 26 April 2009
Some of you may already know Marla Mason from the books written by T.A. Pratt where as some of you won't know anything about the sorceress of Felport. Here is your chance to find out a little bit about the bad ass and if you enter this weeks contest you could even win one of the books T.A. Pratt has written about her.



Amber - I am sure alot of my readers have already met you in the books written about your adventures by T.A. Pratt but maybe you could tell my blog readers a bit about yourself?

Marla - Not much to tell -- I'm a sorcerer, I punch things that get in my way,
I have a few loyal friends and a lot of fair-weather sycophants on my payroll, and my one single sacred duty is protecting my beloved city of Felport from whatever might threaten it. Mainly supernatural things.

Amber - There are alot of people out there who would love to be a sorcerer. Do you have any advice for them?

Marla - Keep your eyes open, your ears open, and your mind open. (But not too open, or something nasty might move in.) And just remember you're never as good as you think you are.

Amber - Being chief sorcerer of the city of Felport is, from what I have read, hard work. What do you like to do to relax?

Marla - Hard work *is* relaxing.

Amber - Have you heard anything from Pelham lately? How is Rondeau doing?

Marla - Pelly is still enjoying his world tour, disposing of a certain something for me. Last I heard he was in the Himalayas. He'll be back in a year or two or three, when his business is done.

As for Rondeau... Rondeau hasn't been himself lately. If you read what happened to us in Spell Games, you'll see what I mean.

Amber - How are you coping after your brush with death last year?

Marla - I like the occasional brush with death. It helps me keep my edge.

Amber - If you could change something in your past what would you change and why?

Marla - Not much in my distant past -- there were bad things in my childhood, sure, but they helped make me the person I am today, and that's a person I'm happy with, so I wouldn't risk altering it. I did, recently, have a very dear friend die, and if there were a way to save him... Well, let's just say I'm working on it. (Surely you realize your question isn't strictly hypothetical? There *are* ways to change the past -- they're just almost never worth the trouble they cause.)

Amber - How is it working with T.A. Pratt on the books? Do you feel he writes about your adventures well? Were there any disputes?

Marla - Ha, "working with." I don't have a collaborator; I have a stalker who digs through my trash and makes up motivations for what he observes of my behavior (which is never the whole truth anyway). And he's not above lying to make a better story. I'm just glad everyone assumes the things he writes are fiction. Makes my life impler when nobody believes I really exist.

Amber - As chief sorcerer of the city of Felport I am sure you have alot of stories to tell. How many more books would you like to see out on the shelves?

Marla - I could do without the books entirely, but things keep right on happening to me, so I guess this could go on indefinitely. Certainly I'm going to have to deal definitively with some of my more persistent enemies someday.... and more immediately, I've got that dead friend I want to bring back to life. That's probably enough for a couple more books right there.

Amber - Marla, I heard your brother is visiting. Is that going to be a new story? Or is he just passing through?

Marla - Yeah, my brother was in town, for a while, but he's gone now. It... wasn't a very successful visit. I don't want to talk about it. My stalker T.A. Pratt wrote a book about it, called Spell Games, if you want more details on our happy reunion.

Amber - If the books were going to be made into a TV series or film who would you like to see playing you and your friends?

Marla - I don't really watch TV. I'm sure if you asked Rondeau he'd have some opinion. He'd pick somebody more handsome than he is though.

Amber - You are stranded on a desert island. What 5 things would you both hope to have with you?

Marla - Sometimes I think it'd be a nice break to get stranded on a desert island. Maybe a few hundred books, a lot of rum and fruit juice, a couple of willing servant boys, a grass hut... Nah. I'm allergic to that much fresh air ans sunshine. I'd just teleport or fly back home in such a situation.

Follow Marla on Twitter

Read a short story featuring Marla

Read my interview with T. A. Pratt (with links to my reviews)


Contest Time

This week I am giving away one Marla Mason book to one lucky winner. If you win this weeks contest you get to choose which Marla book you would like. That means you can start at the beginning or get the book you are missing from the series.

To enter the contest post here saying who you would like to see playing you if your life was made into a movie or TV Show!

No actress or Actor = No entry!

Earn another entry for each place you link this contest on the net. Make sure you add links here for me to confirm your entries!

You can also earn extra entries by emailing your friends about the contest. Just make sure you send a copy to me at Amberkatzes_book_blog at gmx dot net.

The contest will stay open until Sunday 3rd of May 2009 4pm CET and the winner will be picked by a randomizer. Entrants should check back to see if they have won. I do not hunt down winners and will pick new winners for any prizes not claimed within 7 days.

If you are claiming a prize, have emailed me and have not heard back before the 7 day limit is up then post a comment here on the blog. Your email may get sucked into my spam filter.

Have fun!

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posted by Unknown at Sunday, April 26, 2009 |


At 26 April 2009 at 08:59, Blogger LuAnn

Hmmm, who should play me if a movie was made about my life? I'd say Michelle Pfeiffer. Don't ask me why because she doesn't look anything like me. She's just one of my favorite actresses, so, there ya go!


At 26 April 2009 at 10:55, Blogger Unknown

The actress I would choose to play my fabulous life would be Angela Bassett. I just love that woman.


At 26 April 2009 at 16:17, Blogger Kytaira

I would choose Angelina Jolie. Gorgeous body like I wish I had. Just ignore the odd stuff in her life. Unfortunately, my body is more like Susan Boyle. Now if only I could sing like that woman. Can I go through ala carte and select?

lynda98662 at yahoo dot com


At 26 April 2009 at 16:54, Blogger Debs Desk

Well, I would like Kathy Bates to play me. She is a great older actress. Please include me in your giveaway.


At 26 April 2009 at 18:13, Blogger Unknown

I'd like for Jessica Alba to play me because she's gorgeous and a great actress.


At 26 April 2009 at 18:17, Blogger Unknown

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At 26 April 2009 at 18:18, Blogger Unknown

Well I guess I'd like to cast someone who realistically looked similar to me. I've had to actresses compared to me, Selma Blair and Audrey Tautou (In DaVinci Code). I don't think I look anywhere as cute as them but I'd love for either to play me!


At 26 April 2009 at 18:30, Blogger Tez Miller

The other night I had a dream regarding this topic. People suggested either Elaine from Seinfeld or Robin from How I Met Your Mother.


At 26 April 2009 at 18:30, Blogger Mishel (P.S. I Love Books)

This is such a tough question. I'd rather get someone else's opinion on who should play me in a movie about my life...

But if I had to pick I'd go with America Ferrara. I haven't seen many movies that she's been in but I think she is crazy gorgeous and she seems so down to earth 8)

Thanks for the chance!

mishtakes AT gmail DOT com


At 26 April 2009 at 19:47, Blogger Patricia Altner

Loved the interview.

It's easy for me to choose who should play me in a movie - Penelope Cruz!

Not that I look anything like her, except in my fantasies, that is.


At 26 April 2009 at 20:55, Blogger donnas

Hmm tough one. I think I would pick Drew Barrymore.

bacchus76 at myself dot com


At 26 April 2009 at 23:53, Blogger Pissenlit

I love character interviews!

Wow, that IS tough. Perhaps Summer Glau. She could make me look less klutzy. Or Zooey Deschanel 'cause I love her in roles where she's got all those deadpan lines. Granted, neither Summer or Zooey look anything like me but I'm sure I'd get over it. :D


At 27 April 2009 at 07:35, Anonymous Jackie M (Literary Escapism)

Who would I like to see play myself?! I have no clue. I could dream big and go with Jessica Alba or Katie Holmes, but my life isn't that exciting. :)


At 27 April 2009 at 08:23, Anonymous Anonymous

zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

That's a tough question - I think I'd pick Meryl Streep because she has a wide range for comedy and drama which typifies my life :)


At 27 April 2009 at 09:18, Blogger Sage Ravenwood

Which actress to play me in a movie? I would have to say Demi Moore. She has always played strong character roles. With her hair dark and long, add in the brown eyes. It would work perfectly. Thanks for this opportunity! Indigo


At 27 April 2009 at 09:29, Blogger mverno

angelina jolie


At 27 April 2009 at 09:31, Blogger Llehn

Zhang Ziyi!



At 27 April 2009 at 09:52, Blogger vboackle

i would pick sally field.


At 27 April 2009 at 14:12, Anonymous Angela

Well, Penelope Cruz is my favorite actress and we're both Spanish, so that would be awesome.


At 27 April 2009 at 16:13, Blogger chromiumman

lou ferrigno, we look nothing alike and he can't act at all, but still... lou ferrigno


At 27 April 2009 at 17:09, Blogger Unknown

Kate Winslet. Beautiful, taken seriously, but takes herself lightly, humorous and muy intelligente


At 27 April 2009 at 22:03, Anonymous Beverly G

no question Cameron Manheim I soooo soo love her and shes pretty and funny shed be a perfect me because she isnt fake she is who she is and thats awesome about her


At 28 April 2009 at 08:43, Anonymous Pamela S

Well I'd like to say Grace Kelly because I've had people say I look like her, but since she's dead I guess I'll have to pick someone else.....Reese Witherspoon!!!



At 28 April 2009 at 09:51, Blogger Unknown

Thank you for a great giveaway! I think Gennifer Goodwin would be great. Thank you!


At 28 April 2009 at 10:33, Blogger Sunnyvale

I don't know, Marjorie Main?


At 28 April 2009 at 12:54, Blogger Deborah Wellenstein

I would pick Stockard Channing. Perfect choice to play me! Thank you!


At 28 April 2009 at 15:49, Blogger Nancy

Fabulous, FABulous interview!

Who would play me? I'll pick Sandra Bullock just because I like her.

Nancy Haddock


At 28 April 2009 at 16:28, Anonymous SarahBear

I'm thinking Demi Lavato... I'm also thinking I didn't spell her name right... I don't know if she'd be able to pull off my character though... I'm just that weird lol. :)


At 28 April 2009 at 21:39, Blogger Unknown

I´d pick Kate Winslet because she´s a wonderful woman and actress


At 29 April 2009 at 16:17, Blogger Anita Yancey

If my life were made into a movie, I would want Demi Moore to play me.



At 30 April 2009 at 09:21, Blogger -.-

I have no idea to be honest. I like Kate Winslet and Angelina, but they don't look like me. I'd still think it would be awesome if they could play me.

~ Popin


At 30 April 2009 at 10:34, Blogger Nickolay

Well, since he is my favorite actor, I would love to see Bruce Campbell play me in a movie about my life.


At 30 April 2009 at 12:04, Blogger Smooshy

drew barrymore!


At 30 April 2009 at 16:50, Anonymous Anonymous

Hi ! I would like to enter the contest ! I would choose Rebecca Hall!
acrisalves AT gmail DOT com


At 30 April 2009 at 19:24, Blogger Unknown

LOL hard to see anyone playing my life/. well anyone that is sane

bunch sayid i reminded them, of the actress ,grace under fire, years ago, well i wasnt blonde , but her mouth was like mine
lol, rednecked and smartazz


At 1 May 2009 at 00:28, Blogger babygirlG

Reese Witherspoon!


At 1 May 2009 at 11:07, Blogger Gabriel S-J.

I would pick Drew Barrymore.


At 2 May 2009 at 04:18, Blogger blogggggg

I would like to Natalie Portman to play me. She is so classy and has a very "old hollywood" feel to her that I absolutely love.


At 2 May 2009 at 04:51, Anonymous Erma

I would love the chance to win,thanks.


At 2 May 2009 at 08:07, Blogger scottsgal

I'd say Sandra Bullock to play me just because she's kind of a free spirit like I am

msboatgal at


At 2 May 2009 at 10:55, Blogger bloggytreasures

I would like Tina Fey to play me. She has the same kind of sense of humor as I do so it would be fun.


At 2 May 2009 at 13:31, Blogger Marie

I'd choose Jeanne Garafalo to play me :-)


At 2 May 2009 at 15:49, Blogger yellowlabs

I would have Catherine Zeta Jones play me!


At 2 May 2009 at 18:46, Blogger cindiizzy

I would pick Wynona Ryder.

mercsmercado at yahoo dot com


At 2 May 2009 at 21:46, Blogger Donna

What a fun question! I would pick Kristin Kreuk - Lana from Smallville.

I posted about the contest on my blog, here.


At 3 May 2009 at 06:33, Anonymous elaine

the person i'd like to play me in a movie is Julia Roberts.


At 3 May 2009 at 07:01, Blogger lilyk

I would like to see Lucy Liu playing me if my life was made into a movie or TV show.


At 3 May 2009 at 07:14, Blogger Unknown

Contest is closed! The winner has been announced on!


At 3 May 2009 at 08:05, Blogger Unknown

I would like Halle Berry to play me.


At 3 May 2009 at 08:10, Anonymous Melanie

Piper Perebo.
She's not that famous, but she's quirky, and thats me.


At 3 May 2009 at 09:34, Blogger /\Heather/\

Hmmm, maybe Sandra Bullock. Of course, one of my roommates in college said I looked like Cindy Crawford, so we could go that direction. Fine by me!


At 3 May 2009 at 12:08, Blogger Kathy P

id have to say valerie bertinelli :)


At 3 May 2009 at 12:20, Blogger Kathy

This is easy. Kathy Bates. She is the only one who could do it.


At 3 May 2009 at 14:54, Blogger liliesrnice

i would pick rachel Weisz. i just like her!


At 8 July 2010 at 13:00, Anonymous Anonymous

Hi ! I would ask for Renée Zellweger. Regards


At 8 July 2010 at 13:01, Anonymous Anonymous

Hi ! I would ask for Renée Zellweger. Regards


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