Today I’m honored to have two guests on my blog, the author of “Magno Girl” and Legalman, an attorney in the novel. Enjoy!
Do you have any legal questions? Legal issues have become a big part of our society. For my guest post, I thought I’d do something different and interview Legalman, an attorney and supervillain from the novel “Magno Girl.” My questions are in bold, while Legalman’s answers are in a villainous shade of regular ink.
Hello, Legalman, and thanks for coming. I’m glad to see you’re out of jail.
No bars can hold me! No holds can bar me! No sentence needs to make perfect sense!
So is that your strategy? To keep the opposition in a state of confusion?
No. My strategy is to stay focused on the little things in life and be happy.
But aren’t you usually trying to steal stuff?
Yes, because the little things are expensive, and stealing them makes me very happy.
Do you have any legal advice for the followers of this blog?
Keep your nose clean! Also, shine your shoes and wash your socks! You’ll look better that way in court.
Let’s talk about the day Magno Girl broke up your plot to steal the Elvis Rock. Was that your most crushing defeat ever?
Of course not! My most crushing defeat was the day I got stuck under an antelope. Those things are heavier than they look.
I didn’t think you were the outdoorsy type.
I wasn’t camping, you dolt. Do I look like some stupid cracker who wants to sleep in a forest and catch raw fish with my teeth? I was down at the zoo, abducting rare animals. I didn’t make a nickel, but at least I know they’ll all die incarcerated.
You talk about money quite a bit. Maybe you should have been a banker.
The evil banker school was full. All in all, things worked out for the best. Any fool can learn how to count—but it takes a smart cookie to know a tort from a tortilla.
By Joe Canzano
Genre: Comic Urban Fantasy
When a Manhattan pizza maker is found dead in his own dough, Magno Girl enlists the aid of her biker ninja boyfriend to help solve the crime – and quickly discovers there’s more to the pie than meets the eye, including a sinister plot that spans the globe.
Magno Girl leaps into action. After all, she can fly, she can fight, and she can use her fearsome superpower, the “Gaze of the Guilt,” to bring a hardened criminal to his knees. But the road ahead is hard. The city’s other superheroes despise her, and the cops don’t want her around, and her own mom won’t stop spitting out advice about marrying a “respectable guy” and trading in her crime-fighting career for a baby carriage—but is she attracted to “respectable guys”? And is she interested in emotional commitment? And will finding real love be her biggest challenge of all?
Welcome to the world of Magno Girl, a wild and absurd place filled with humor, action, and romance.
Joe Canzano is a writer and musician from New Jersey, U.S.A. His short stories have appeared in a half-dozen printed literary journals, as well as in the Akashic Books online series, “Mondays are Murder.”
He recently published his debut novel, “Magno Girl.” It’s a comic urban fantasy that tells the story of a female superhero. The book combines a noir voice with absurd humor.
Praise for Magno Girl:
“The writing is quick and the wit is sharp… This is a genuinely fun book to read”
–The Hungry Monster Book Review
“We need more big-name female superheroes, and we have a great one here.”
–I’m With Geek
For more information, please visit Joe’s web site at www.happyjoe.net.