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Friday, November 30, 2012

Check out today's interview. It's with tycoon Logan Armstrong from Author J.P. Lane’s novel 'The Tangled Web'

Today's interview is with entertainment tycoon Logan Armstrong, mover and shaker in J.P. Lane’s international thriller, The Tangled Web

How do you feel being the main character of a book?
I’m a bit of a recluse, and media shy, so having that kind of spotlight focused on me is outside my comfort level. I don’t find it as scary as a TV camera, but it’s scary enough. It’s sort of like being stripped naked in front of the world.
Do you think anyone in your world is crazy? How do you deal with this?
(Laughs) Hey, I’m in the entertainment business. As the CEO of a major record label, plus a TV network, I have to deal with the occasional crazy artist. It’s a bit like being an indulgent father.

Are you an early bird or a night owl?

Definitely a night owl. I’m most productive at night. Plus working at night goes with the territory.

Why did you choose your current profession?
That’s a question my family who’ve been sugar planters for generations have always asked. I can’t remember the exact moment when I consciously made the choice to do what I do. I just stepped into it and it evolved into what it is today.

If you could work in any profession outside of what you're doing now, what would it be and why?

(Laughs) I don’t think I’m qualified for any other profession.

What's one thing you've always wanted to do, but just didn't have the guts, courage or strength to follow through with?

There’s nothing I’ve wanted to do that I haven’t done. Sometimes the price has been heavy, but I believe there are two ways of dealing with life. You can be honest with yourself about what you want and go for it. Or you can relinquish what you want and replace it with what you think you can have because you don’t have the guts to take the chance on what you want.

How do you overcome life's obstacles?
I just deal with them as they come. Life wouldn’t be life without an obstacle or two.

Do you have any pets? If not, which pet would you choose to own if you could?

When I was a child, we had three dogs. One was a German Shepherd named Bruno that was kind of my dog. That’s the last time I had a pet. With three homes and the amount of travel I do, it’s not possible to have pets. Maybe when I retire and settle down in one place I can have pets again.

If you could change one thing about another character in the book, who and what would it be?

If I could have waved a magic wand and turned Prime Minister Erick Freeman into a decent man, it would have saved a lot of people a lot of anguish. In fact, it would have saved a whole country from a lot of turmoil. As it turned out, I couldn’t change Freeman. I just did what I had to do to change the way things were. But it also changed my life. It changed me.

What annoys you most?

(Smiles) I don’t usually let things get to me, but my executive assistant’s rapid-fire questions the minute I walk in the office door drives me crazy. She’s been my right hand for years and still doesn’t get it that I need a cup of coffee before I can think.

Can we look forward to reading about you again anytime soon?

You need to ask the author that one.

Where can readers find your book(s)? (links)


J.P. Lane was born and raised in Jamaica where she spent her early adult years. Since then, she's blazed a trail across the world, following her star and gathering the international experience that is reflected in her writing. She has lived in London, Southeast Asia, Puerto Rico, and Miami where she was an Addy award-winning writer for The Miami Herald's ad team. J.P., who has been published in other leading Florida publications, now resides in rural north Florida where she's working on her second novel and blogging about her other passion, fashion history.

Here's a big thanks to Logan for the interview, and to Author J.P. Lane for arranging it.  


  1. I have a confession. I'm madly in love with that man. Thanks for interviewing him, Michael!

  2. Nice interview. So, will we read of him again?

    1. Thanks, Sheila! More about Logan has been put on the back burner. Right now I'm 27,000 words into a historical novel which I'm loving. It calls for a lot of research, so who knows when I'll be finished with this one and on to the sequel for The Tangled Web? Wish I'd written the sequel before I published it because a lot of readers seem to expect one.

  3. It was good to get to know you a little better, Logan. I'm glad J.P. created you with the characteristics she did.

    1. Dana Griffin, it's so nice to see you here - where we have more than 140 characters to chat. Thanks for stopping by. Appreciate it greatly.