BW: Many of your loyal readers believe you are related to the evil Count Olaf. Are we going to —
LS: Many of my loyal readers believe me related to a notorious villain? That’s upsetting. That doesn’t speak much for loyalty, don’t you think? “Loyal supporters of Napoleon found him as ugly as sin.” That’s the very picture of disloyalty.
BW: OK, then let’s say that many of your readers believe you to be related to Count Olaf.
LS: Many of my disloyal readers.
Lemony Snicket, in an interview at newsday.com