In an interview with Franny Billingsley...
...at the Horn Book, two amazing things come up, and they're amazing for different reasons:
1. Franny Billingsley says that she isn't the one who's funny or witty, that it all comes from the characters. I just can't wrap my mind around the idea that the person who created the voices she's created thinks that there's any possibility that she isn't hilarious.
2. Secondly, she gets asked this question: "Tell us, if Eldric and Gen* were to arm-wrestle, who would win?"
If you haven't read Chime, get on that, please.
*As in Megan Whalen Turner's Eugenides, of course.