Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Ten Silly Ones in a Row with Romance Author KC Kendricks

I sat down with KC Kendricks in Manhattan recently, where we enjoyed a fabulous dinner at Thomas Keller's Per Se restaurant, where we each enjoyed the tasting menu (at $150 per person, but hey, KC claimed to be treating). I was dismayed to find, at the end of our meal, that KC said she had to step outside to make a phone call.

She never returned.

I am posting her interview anyway. And KC, darling, you owe me $300. I'll absorb the $60.00 tip because that's just the kind of guy I am.

1.  If you could invite any famous person, dead or alive, for dinner, what would you eat?
I’d grill up some burgers and franks, maybe make a tossed salad.  They could eat it or starve. Or take me out to dinner on their dime. [RR: This is about the response I'd expect.]

2.  Who do you think you are? 
Hmm. I’m a Gemini. To which of us are you directing this question?

3.  What’s your problem?
Problem? I have no problems, only solutions which do not yet have viable applications.
4.  If you could have one wish, would you give it to me?
Heck, no. Go get your own wish. I worked too hard to get this one and I’m not giving it up. [RR: This is the answer I would expect.]

5.  Where you at?
Oh, somewhere near Latitude = 39, Longitude = -77
6.  If you had to choose only one vice, what would it be?
What? I have to get rid of all of them but one? That’s not fair, but for the sake of your questions, I will not give up drinking wine. I know, I know. Not much of a vice, but my life is really pretty vice-free. 

7.  What’s your favorite brand of cereal?
Corn Chex. Except when it’s Frosted Mini-Wheats.

8.  When you wake up in the morning, what celebrity do you most resemble?
Lily Munster, and occasionally Rachel Welch. [RR: Me too!]

9.  Do you know your ass from a hole in the ground? And if so, how do you tell the difference? 
Rick, hon, as a gay man, I think you are infinitely more acquainted with asses and holes than I. I’ll defer to your greater wisdom and experience on this one. [RR: Uh, thank you. I think.]

10.    Do you have anything you’d like to plug?
Sure! Check out my website. All my books are listed there. I have a new announcement only mailing list I’m trying to grow, so go on over and sign up.

PS. You have donated your brain to science, right? [RR: Define brain.]

KC Kendricks is a bestselling author who makes her home in Maryland. A 2008 Amber Heat Wave Winner, and a 2008 CAPA nominee, KC writes contemporary gay romances that while are adult in nature, celebrate love and hope for mature readers.

Writing more traditional romance under a pseudonym, the author is a two-time EPPIE Finalist, and a 2005 CAPA nominee. With one contemporary title a #1 bestseller, several other top-ten list titles, and a few more recommended reads, the author has established herself as a storyteller that delivers rich, satisfying romantic stories that feature strong themes of love, hope, and redemption with positive, upbeat endings.


  1. Good morning, Rick. I'm so sorry I left you with the tab for dinner, but you did invite me to join you. Since you were hosting, I thought you were paying. When I stepped out to make that phone call, this really cute guy started talking to me. I swear he looked just like Eddie Cahill from CSI:NY. What could I do? I knew you'd understand. Are you allowed back in the state of Maryland yet? Call me when you are. I'll take you to this great place at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore. My treat. I swear.

    Hey, big CONGRATS on being a finalist in The Contest Previously Known as The EPPIES Which Currently Has No Formal Name. It's well deserved. Your stories have such a unique flavor. I just re-read Through the Closet Door the other weekend, and it was just as good the second read.

    Now seriously, thanks for having me on your blog today, and for the rare opportunity to be silly and frivolous in public. You're the best!

  2. Obviously, we have different memories of who invited whom. But being ditched for a cute guy I can understand. It's the law of the jungle and far be it for me to stand in the way.

    Thanks for being on my blog and for your kind words, sugar.

  3. Great interview, KC, Rick. Congrats to both of you on all your successes and here's to many, many more.