Q: How do you describe your work?
LEMONY SNICKET: I conduct research, interview witnesses, decode messages, write the books, sneak into (and out of) libraries, smuggle manuscripts to my editor, and try to escape from my enemies and/or their representatives.
DANIEL HANDLER: I talk to people interested in Mr. Snicket’s work when he is unable to be there, and I do some light housekeeping.
Q: What are some of the best hiding places when running from nefarious secret organizations?
LS: I would hardly print my favoirite hiding places in a magazine anyone could read, but I will give you a hint: One of them rhymes with bunderneath the farpet.
DH: Another rhymes with Zelsinki.
Q: What kind of movies do you like?
DH: I enjoy the occasional monster in a film.
LS: Please don’t frighten me, Mr. Handler. I prefer films devoid of monsters, including mummies and Jennifer Love Hewitt. I enjoy a film featuring odd mechanical devices and/or musical extravaganzas.
Q: Which of you is the more unfortunate person?
DH: I recently received a paper cut.
LS: Just one? I have two of them, and that’s only counting my left hand.
Q: Mr. Snicket, is there a code hidden somewhere in your answers?
LS: Certainly (KS— please leave the key in R’s wine cellar) not.