Wednesday, October 28, 2009

10 Silly Questions with Welsh/Irish Writer Deirdre O'Dare

Caught up with Deirdre O'Dare at an Irish pub on the south side of Chicago, where she was in town on a book tour. Over many pints, we hammered out the best way to answer my wee 10 silly questions.

1.  If you could invite any famous person, dead or alive, for dinner, what would you eat?  
Well not my guest as that ain't kosher unless of course they will go that far on the first date...

2.  Who do you think you are? 
No, I was not Cleopatra in my last incarnation. Actually I was most recently drowned on a Navy ship sunk in WWI while my best bud went down in a plane, probably shot by the Red Baron. Still can't swim... This time I came back in the other sex again which is okay too.

3.  What’s your problem?
Problem? What problem? I'm living my dream so what could be better than that? (Writing sexy stories from excellent research!!)

4.  If you could have one wish, would you give it to me?
Probably if you needed it real bad as I am a sucker for sad stories.

5.  Where you at? 
Under my head and over my feet, right here.

6.  If you had to choose only one vice, what would it be?
Vice Admiral? Vice President? Gee that is a tough decision. Maybe even a vice cop...

7.  What’s your favorite brand of cereal?
Stiraboot--good old Celtic oatmeal made from steel cut oats. No brand, it comes in unmarked cans to get thru customs.

8.  When you wake up in the morning, what celebrity do you most resemble?
The Wicked Witch of the West. And hey I really am a wicked step mother. Just ask my kids.

9.  Do you know your ass from a hole in the ground? And if so, how do you tell the difference?  
Well I do know my a$$hole from an ant gravel and no ants. I think I know Jack Shitte too.

10.  Do you have anything you’d like to plug? 
Besides that hole in the --err, maybe the O-zone? Oh,  we were not discussing that were we? Maybe my latest anthology published by Amber Allure, Canine Cupids which features some really neat dogs and the guys are not too bad either.

Deirdre O'Dare is (in this life) a gabby Welsh-Irish gal, a true believer in Romance and a big fan of cowboys, cops, and Celts. She loves dogs and admits to a sly sense of humor and a sunny outlook on a shady life. Check out her work here and here.


  1. Great way to discover new-to-me authors, Rick! I adore these silly questions. Excellent interview Deirdre. I'll be checking out some of your titles, definitely.


  2. Luv the outrageous questions and the in your face, right backatcha answers. Lots of fun! I discovered new author...thanks!


  3. These Ten Silly Questions are great! I love Deirdre's stories and look forward to picking up a copy of Canine Cupids.

  4. Hey Rick, thanks for sharing those pints (cyber) and your fun outrageous questions! If I can get off my duff and get going I might return the favor and interview you on my blog which is a shapeless amorphous mass of --er--crap/junk right now! BTW, Schnickelfritz In Love will be released Jan 17 if all goes as planned! That will be number 6 for Canine Cupids!