For What It's Worth

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A Month of Treats: Interview with Birthday boy (& ghost) - Logan Keeley

Welcome to week three of A Month of Treats! Julie from My 5 Monkey's is celebrating witches with an interview with Carrier of the Mark author Leigh Fallon.

Today is Logan Keeley's birthday! For those of you not in the know - he's from Jeri Smith-Ready's popular Shade series. Logan, in a tragic event (moment of stupidity), died and became a ghost on his birthday....but he's not going to let a little thing like that get him down! 

What better way to celebrate A Month of Treats and Logan's birthday than with an interview with a real ghost! & a giveaway of course!

I have my pal Brooke from Brooke Reports joining me today. She LOVES Logan so I asked her to join in the fun.

Karen & Brooke: Happy Birthday Logan! *smothers you in hugs & kisses* What are your plans for the big day?
Logan: THANKS! (<<especially for the hugs & kisses)

I'm having a #forever17 party on Twitter, and you should TOTALLY come! If you tweet me (@keeley_logan) a music video, you can be entered to win free CDs, some Keeley Brothers swag, and a signed hardcover of ENTHRALLED: PARANORMAL DIVERSIONS. I have a story in that anthology, even though it's pink and has a picture of a girl on the front. She's pretty cute, so that's okay.

Karen: Find all the details on Jeri's Blog. Logan will be on Twitter at 9pm (Joined by Zachary at 10pm) for a #SHADEboys chat until midnight. Follow the boys: @keeley_logan @moore_zachary

K & B: You died wearing your Quicksilver cargo shorts so you're stuck in them forever, what do you wish you were wearing that night?
L: No no no, I'm wearing those forever because it's what I was wearing at the happiest moment of my life (which was, uh, about twenty minutes before I died--IRONY!).

K & B: (Our dear, sweet innocent Brooke was pondering what it would be like if you were in your birthday suit)
L: THAT'S MY ANSWER! For obvious reasons.

K & B: Since I asked you to stop by to help celebrate A Month of Treats, Brooke and I have a few Halloween themed questions we wanted to ask you.
L: OK, but you know how much I hate talking about myself. #LIESLIESLIES (<<AUUGH!! Ghost-honesty hashtag followed me from Twitter!)

K & B: As a ghost you're in a unique position to celebrate Halloween. Now you are one of the things that go bump in the night. Does that feel weird? How do you celebrate the holiday? Do you just stay in and watch scary movies or do you go out trying to annoy pre-shifters or haunt things?
L: Well, it’s funny. Trick or treaters are pretty tough to scare, because they see ghosts all the time. (For folks who don’t know, in my world everyone roughly seventeen and under—who call themselves post-Shifters because they were born after the Shift—can see and talk to ghosts, but no one else can.)

BUT the good part is, on Halloween lots of post-Shifters get the urge to play tricks on older people. And I help them with that. See, pre-Shifters are still pretty freaked out at the fact that there are all these ghosts around that they can’t see. I know, because I am a pre-Shifter. It’s so creepy—I’d be talking to one of my younger friends or my girlfriend, and they’d suddenly start zoning out watching a ghost. Of course, sometimes they’d pretend there was one there when there wasn’t. Not that I could tell the difference.

Anyway, it’s fun to be on the other side of the creep factor for once. Sometimes.

K & B: Hey! Did you ever go to Disney World? You could totally get a job on the Haunted Mansion Ride!
I did! But would you believe they BlackBoxed that sucker so real ghosts can’t get in? (To the Haunted Mansion, I mean, not all of Disney World.)

K & B: Are you a fan of the trick or the treat? I bet the Keeley Brothers got into a lot of trouble as kids! Did you ever pull any good Halloween pranks?
L: Yes. Our lawyer tells me not to talk about it.

Karen: That bad huh?

K & B: Speaking of treats - do you have a favorite Halloween candy?
L: I’m not a huge chocoholic, so I’m more about the candy corn and the caramel apples and the roasted pumpkin seeds.

Not Necco Wafers, though. Why do those things even EXIST?

Karen: roasted pumpkin seeds.....mmmmm

K & B: Casper the Ghost……friendly or creepy?
L: Movie version? Friendly. Cartoon? Creepy. I know, most people think it’s the opposite, but I don’t trust anyone who smiles THAT much.

K & B: We know how much you love attention but your options for fame are a little limited now because of your ……ahem….condition. What if General Mills calls you one day (pretend you can answer the phone). Do you accept the offer to become the new face on their box of Halloween "Boo berry" cereal? Get it? BOO….cuz you're a ghost?? Too tacky?
L: I’d have to talk to my agent about that. But your question inspired me to use about half a dozen Boo-Berry pics as my Twitter avi this month, so GO YOU!

Karen: Thanks Logan! Enjoy all the love and attention coming your way today before The Woman Upstairs takes you on a short vacation while she finishes writing the conclusion to the Shade trilogy....SHINE.

As a birthday gift from me to you - well you can't really use much - so more of a gift "in honor of your birthday" I'm donating $1 for every comment up to $50 to VH1 Save The Music Foundation. I know music is a big part of your life/death (sorry)!

The VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education in America's public schools, and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child's complete education. Since its inception in 1997, the VH1 Save The Music Foundation has provided $48 million in new musical instruments to 1,800 public schools in more than 100 cities around the country, impacting the lives of over 1.8 million children.

So make me broke people! Leave a comment! Wish Logan a happy birthday and don't forget to join Jeri's all day Forever 17 Birthday Bash! ( #forever17 on Twitter) Details HERE

As always there's a giveaway!

Enter using the Rafflecopter form below!

Winner chooses from the following selection of spooky books:

Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions - Anthology/various authors including Bridge by Jeri (includes signed book plate if you choose this book)
Shift by Jeri Smith-Ready (includes signed bookplate if you choose this book)
Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon
Wolfsbane by Andrea Creamer

International entries welcome!
Giveaway ends 10/30 All Month of Treats winners announced on 10/31!


  1. Haha! Nice interview!

    Happy Birthday Logan! May you be forever happy being 17. :) *hugs*

    "$1 for every comment up"<--This is so generous of you guys! :D

  2. Save the Music! Sorry Logan. Happy birthday sweetie.

  3. So nice of you guys to do something like this! :) Mad props.

    Happy birthday Logan! Keep rocking our world XD

  4. Thanks for the really fun interview!

  5. Great cause! Happy Birthday Logan!!!!! <3 <3 #loooove

  6. Happy Birthday, Logan! At least you are a happy ghost :)

  7. Awesome interview! I love you girls and I love me some Logan! Happy 17th Birthday- Forever Logan. Thank you for bringing a fictional world of joy and tears (tears b/c I love you so!)


  9. Charity donation awesomeness :)

  10. Happy Birthday sweet Logan. You are lucky you will never get old. ;)

  11. I love the interview girls!! :) Happy Birthday Logan <33 I've always been Team Logan baby!! :)

  12. Happy Birthday Logan! Hope you have fun at your party tonight. =)

    Thanks for the giveaway & yay for the donation! Very generous and awesome.

  13. Happy Birthday Logan!

    I agree, Necco Wafers are really gross.

    This is a great idea for a birthday present.

    melorabrock {at} gmail {dot} com

  14. I can't believe I still haven't read Shade. I've had a copy on my shelf for what seems like forever, and I keep hearing great things about it, but I still haven't picked it up!

  15. That would be too funny it a ghosts favorite time was in suit. I'm sure the first ghost I saw like that would be funny, but afterwards it would get a little creepy.

  16. Happy, Happy Birthday to you, Logan!!!! :D

  17. Dangit! Logan is hilarious! I'm sorry he's dead. :(

    But now I'm all kinds of curious as to what ghost do when they find they died in their birthday suits. Hopefully there is some type of
    'What not to Wear' in the afterlife.

    ¡Feliz cumpleaños, Logan!

  18. Stay strong, Logan! Be all that you can be! On the other side...

  19. Happy birthday, Logan!! I haven't read your books yet, but they are at the top of my must read list, and now that I've "met" you, I'm going to definitely read them soon :)

  20. Happy Birthday Logan! I send you lots of love. :D I'm sorry you're dead. But not sorry you're a ghost.

  21. Happy Birthday Logan! Sorry I don't have any good ghost jokes.

  22. Happy Birthday Logan!
    Feliz 17!

  23. That's a GREAT interview! Happy birthday, Logan! And thanks for the giveaway, Karen & Brooke! :D

  24. Happy Birthday, Logan!

  25. Fun interview. Happy Birthday Logan - 17 forever.

  26. Happy Birthday! My birthday is this month too, but I'm very much of the living. Funny though, I think you gave a much livelier interview than I would have! I hope this gets to 50 comments for Save the Music.

  27. $1 for every comment, that's amazing! So generous, and a fantastic idea, love it. Happy birthday Logan - I really, really need to read these books!

  28. Where do baby ghosts go during the day?

    Dayscare centers

  29. Karen & Brooke - loved the interview. <3 Logan.

    I fully support your idea to donate to Save the Music! My school & my former teacher, Mr. David King were featured back in '95. I'm actually in the choir crowd singing in the episode although I can't remember if I made it to film but I digress.. <3 this idea! You rock girl! Thanks for doing a giveaway :)

  30. Happy Birthday Logan!
    Thank you for the great giveaway!

  31. Happy Birthday, Logan!

    What a great interview. :)

  32. Awesome giveaway! Can't wait to see who wins!

  33. Oh Logan! I'm so sad I missed your birthday! But in my defense I was totally sick! (gross sick) So wouldn't have been very good company. But HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY! (tosses confetti and bakes virtual cupcakes) (I'll make you some caramel apples and get some candy corn for when you drop by for a visit) :)

    So here's my addition to Save the Music. I'm going to twitter now to get a few more people to comment. Sorry Karen, I want you broke! XOXO

  34. Oh this is so awesome. Here's my comment :)

  35. Thanks it was really a fun interview!

  36. Happy birthday logan.
    great interview

    thanks you for this giveaway

  37. Happy birthday, Logan! I hope you have a great one!

  38. Happppppy Birthday Logan!!!! Have a blasty!

    Ghost joke:

    Why is a ghost like an empty house?

    Because there's no body there!

    Thanks for saving the music! <3

  39. Happy birthday to my favorite ghost!!! Lots of love <3

  40. Happy Birthday Logan! Looks like the goal was met yea!

  41. Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great year!!

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  42. happy b'day dylan!
    great contest!

  43. Happy (late) birthday! Thank god you're back! And thanks for the giveaway!