Elias: Welcome Celia Carlile. I believe you have something you'd like to say.
Celia: Yes, my slimy slug is no match for your amazing slugs.
Elias: Celia, you were featured on the London Art College website. How many cabbages did you bribe them with?
Celia: A Brussels sprout sufficed.
Elias: Your book, The Christmas Song, has an Easter theme. Is that not confusing?
Celia: I wanted to corner the Jewish market.
Elias: Besides my flowing locks, what inspires you as an author?
Celia: Queen Elizabeth of England, King Philippe of Belgium and Princess Caroline of Monaco --------- i.e. royalties.
Elias: You have another book that I'm loathe to mention, The Slimy Slug. What compelled you to steal my slug idea/character/obsession?
Celia: I was following your trail.
Elias: The Slimy Slug is obviously no match for my crack killer slug unit, what would your slimy slug bring to the battle if we were to pit them against each other, bearing in mind that I have thousands?
Celia: His speed, agility and disarming smile.
Elias: Have you ever tried grilled slug?
Celia: I find grilling unnecessary as they are very chatty.
Elias: Is there another non-slug related book in the pipeline? Could you tell us about it?
Celia: There's another book in the pipeline but the plumber hopes to release it soon.
Elias: Do you plan on writing other holiday-themed books in the future or does it depend on the success of The Christmas Song? May I recommend writing one based on the Cabbage Festival?
Celia: Yes, I have an idea for the family history of a carrot. I'm thinking of calling it 'Roots'.
Elias: Do you really think Europe is large enough for the two of us to reside?
Celia: No but there are several other countries seeking accession.
Elias: You are part of a husband and wife team. You do the illustrations so does that mean your husband, Orison, writes the books?
Celia: He was absent from school the day they did writing so he just talks.
Elias: How do you collaborate?
Celia: What we do in the privacy of our own home is our own affair.
Elias: Would you prefer your husband to have a more sensible first name like Elias?
Celia: I'd like him to be called 'Millionseller'.
Thank you, Celia Carlile.
The Christmas Song:
'It's Christmas Eve. Emily is far too excited to sleep. But Santa only comes when children are asleep. What is Emily to do? This story about a sweet, good-natured little girl will warm the hearts of children and parents. The book combines delightful illustrations with a link to Santa singing online. Words and music are included in the book.'
The Slimy Slug:
'An amusing tale about a little boy who befriends a slug at nursery and secretly takes it home. Beautifully illustrated by award-winning artist, Celia Carlile.'
My moustache is great, my slugs are great, my cabbages are great and Elias Zapple is meh.