Friday in the Fort with the Twilight Lexicon

Three years ago I was talking with my friend and neighbor Rochelle about this new series I'd read and how much it intrigued me, and kind of lamenting the fact that I had no one to discuss it with. "It's a *teen* book," I said apologetically, because at that point no one knew that *I* was writing for teens. And I didn't think many grown women read *teen* books. 


She pointed to a house down the street and said, "If you're talking about TWILIGHT, the lady that runs the main fan site for it lives right there." So I offered to mow Lori Joffs' lawn if she'd talk about TWILIGHT with me (which was a LIE, because I've never mowed a lawn in my LIFE). She did. She had A LOT to say, as you can imagine.

Then, last fall, I had the pleasure of meeting Jen Lamoureux at a 100 Monkey's concert at The Wild Horse in Nashville. I'd just gone on submission to publishers with HOURGLASS, and I was letting off steam, and I may have been wearing a pimp hat with a leopard print ribbon and I may have had a shot or two of ... well, anyway ... I'm glad Jen still gave me a chance to be her friend.

So today to The Fort, let's welcome Lori Joffs and Jen Lamoureux from the Twilight Lexicon, a site I really respect, because they report valid news and stay away from the gossip.

Favorite comfort food?
Lori: Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream 
Jen: Homemade Mac and Cheese with Black Truffle Oil  YUM-MY

Favorite game (think summer, flashlight tag, Marco Polo)?
Lori: Volleyball 
Jen: Capture the Flag- this is a serious business game!!

Sun worshipper, spray tan or SPF 50?
Lori: SPF 50 - I don't tan, I pink! 
Jen: SUN PLEASE!!! I am not a Vampire

Beach or lake? Boat or shore?
Lori: Beach... boat 
Jen: Beach although a boat is preferable to shore,  sand gets in all the wrong places!

Air conditioning or open windows?
Lori: Air conditioning 
Jen: Open windows. New Englanders don't have air conditioning! LOL

Favorite summer drink?
Lori: Diet Dr. Pepper with cherry flavor from Sonic!  LOL! 
Jen: Pomegranate Pick Me Up from Jamba Juice but there isn't one close so ICED COFFEE by the bucket full.

Ghost story or Truth or Dare?
Lori: Ghost story 
Jen: Truth or Dare! Ghost stories creep me out!

Truth? Or dare?
Lori: Truth - I'm a chicken! 
Jen: DARE! I double dog dare you MYRA!!


What singer/musician/band is a must have for The Fort soundtrack?
Lori: The Glee albums 
Jen: Florence + The Machine 

What movie would you bring to watch?
Lori: North and South with Richard Armatage. Swoon!!!
Jen: The Proposal- I mean Betty White Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds all in one place!!! 

Who's the ideal male mascot for The Fort and why?
Lori: Charlie Bewley!  (I couldn't resist!) He's sexy, funny, has a great accent, and on the verge of being the next big thing I think.

*Myra interjects* Did you know CB is my BFF? He is. Not that *he* knows. But it's fine. 

Jen: Bewley? Really??? Xavier Samuel is my guy. Australian, cute and have you seen the lips!

*Myra interjects again* The lips are WRONG. SO WRONG. 

Marshmallows, lightly toasted or burned to a crisp?
Lori: Lightly toasted 
Jen: Out of the jar with a spoon! 

Awake all night or first one to sleep?
Lori: Awake aaaaaaaallllll night. I have such trouble sleeping!
Jen: All night long, all night  ohoh......sorry must have been channeling Lionel Richie *hangs head in shame* and no I am not that old

If awake all night, practical joke or no?
Lori: No jokes. Just reading
Jen: Ohhh the jokes!!!  I used to work at a summer camp and one of the classics was hiding digital clocks around a cabin and setting them to go off at random times in the middle of the night or the ultimate was when we were fighting with the male lifeguards (I was the head lifeguard) and we took their mattresses, bedding and all and put them on the floating dock in the middle of the lake. It was pretty sweet. 

If you could have any YA author visit The Fort and tell stories, who would it be and what story would you ask them to tell?
Lori: I'd like to talk to LM Mongomery and see if she had any idea Anne would be such an inspiration and popular series for as long as it has been. But that's hard to do since she's not around any more!
Jen: It would have to be JK Rowling. There is so much depth to the Harry Potter series and world that I want to just crawl around inside her head and see how it works.  

AND BECAUSE THEY ARE AWESOME, the Twilight Lexicon is giving away a ... New Moon Poster signed by Gil Birmingham (Billy Black) Mike Welch (Mike Newton) Peter Facinelli (Dr. Cullen) and Charlie Bewley (Demetri)! 


1. You must be a follower of my blog
2. You must have a mailing address in the US or Canada
3. You must fill out the form below

- New followers who fill out the contest form will get one (1) entry.
- Old followers who fill out the contest form will get two (2) entries

For EXTRA entries:
- If you leave a comment on today's post you get one (1) extra entry. 
- If you write an actual post about this contest on your blog/website you get five (5) additional entries. 
- If you tweet a link to the contest you get one (1) additional entry.


  1. This was awesome!! Loved Reading It!! :)

  2. I <3 the Lex girls! and i love that they choose my 2 favorite TW stars to be their mascots, Charlie and Xavier **THUD**

  3. Love the Lexicon Gals..They are full of awesome!!

  4. I realized after I sent in my questionnaire that I forgot the best story of all from Summer Camp. The very first year I worked there we had a kitchen boy who was not the nicest guy. He kept show cows in the barn, it was a 4-H Camp don't judge! So some of the other kitchen staff thought it would be amusing play a joke on him. So they dyed his show cows red using Kool-Aid and had all the campers ask for strawberry milk. I may or may not have had a hand in mixing the Kool-Aid. **evil grin**
    Soo many fond memories of summer camp. =)

  5. Funny article! Too cute! Soo love Charlie too!

  6. WOW! I'm not leaving the fort today! Yay for Jen and Lori! This such a great day to visit the fort. What great mascots. LOL We love the Lex girls!!

    Having worked w/ Jen last summer @ TwiCon, I can seriously say Jen is awesome and so much fun!!

    What an awesome giveaway.

  7. Hahah Xavier Samuel is my guy actually ;D ! Seriously, I'm in love with him ! He's gorgeous ! <3333 But thanks for the awesome giveaway !


  8. Fun! :) *waves to Lori and Jen* I seriously can't believe it has been nearly two years since we met up in Forks! I'm pretty sure it is time for a reunion trip. Awesome to see you both here in the Fort!

    Lori - I love your choice of Elizabeth Gaskell's North & South. Richard Armitage as Mr. Thornton = massively swoonworthy!

    Jen - That strawberry milk story is too funny! :)

  9. Diet Dr. Pepper with cherry from Sonic! Mac and cheese! CHARLIE BEWLEY!

    (Why do my comments on these always revolve around the food and boys? *ponders*)

  10. Love Twilight Lexicon! Charlie Bewley and Florence + the Machine are awesome!

  11. Oh wow!! Thats great! Great Blog as well, I think you hacve gained a new reader! I love them all but especially Charlie and Peter! Good luck to everyone who is entering!


  12. Wow I like this post it's funny and it made me laugh that alone gets some points but again funny very funny!!!

  13. Twilight Lexicon is DEFINITELY one of my top fave sites to get all my Twilight news :) Anddd I gotta give it to Jen, it's all about Xavier! I met him and he's one gorgeous & friendly Aussie! But then again Lori has a point, Charlie's got major sex appeal! Ahh the choices! Lol.

    Great post by the way. I really liked getting to know them a bit more :)

  14. Great blog! Love the story so ironic LOL

  15. I really liked this post. I especially like the interview. Xaiver is so Hot yum no words can speak of his hottness. This post was really great!!!!

  16. This is actually my first time reading your blog. but i am definately going to be visiting ur page ALOT. Amazing writer and funny story line, Twihards, actors, and sites. Cute Guys with accents and more Perspectives to the twilight series and movies. B E A Utiful. Keep up the Greatness.


  17. The Lex girls rock! So awesome... And I would agree with the mascots. Just have both of them. We can have multiple!

  18. This is great I love the Twilight films and this contest too.

  19. Wow, im glad I saw the contest thats going on or I would have never seen your page. :)

  20. Great contest - thanks for hosting!

  21. I agree with Jen. Xavier is better!!!

  22. Loved reading this and I love the lexicon Ladies :) Thanks

  23. Cute article! Loved it! :)

  24. I don't know how I have never heard of this blog, but I will def b a follower now! Love the Lexicon!!
    BTW, Xavier all the way!!

  25. OH MY GOD. Xaviar Samuels. -stares-
    He is SOOO pretty.

  26. This is the how you met Lori story. Loved the post. The Lex is awesome. I love it.


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