Friday, February 18, 2011

Interview with Edward Kendrick, romance author

Please welcome author Edward Kenrick, who has a NEW release tomorrow with Silver Publishing, titled Everyone's Man!

• When did you get started writing and what motivated you to write?

I started about four years ago after joining a fanfic group. I decided to try my hand at it and was surprised to find that people liked what I wrote.

• What genres do you write in and why?

I write primarily male/male because I like the interaction and, honestly, the lack of the ‘gushy’ factor people expect of male/female pairings; although I have done a couple of those and some M/M/F as well. I deal in contemporary setting and have humans, vampires and shifters.

All of, or the majority of my stories, have a mystery of some sort as part of the plot line. I’ve done cops, private-eyes, and just people drawn into trouble and having to solve the crime to get out of it.

• What do you have published and where?

My first book, ‘Everyone’s Man’, is due out on Feb. 19th from Silver Publishing.

• Tell me about some of your WIPs?

I’m just finishing a vampire/shifter, M/M story I call ‘Lies and Misunderstandings’. I think that one will lead into a new one about one of the sub-characters from it.

I have many more that I’m thinking about submitting; a trio of urban fantasy ones, a couple with characters who are in the theater, and blah, blah, blah. –grinning-

• Where can we find you on the Internet?

• What do you like to read? Who are your favorite authors?

I tend towards mysteries, fantasy and horror. My favorite author at the moment is Dave Cullen because of his book, ‘Columbine’. Otherwise, I own almost all of Lackey’s ‘Valdemar’ series, I like Richard Kadrey, J.D.Robb, Brent Weeks, Koontz, some of Stephen King’s, anything by Neil Gaiman, the list goes on and on.

• How do people react when they find out your are an author?

There’s the ‘You are? You’re kidding’ factor, followed by, ‘You write WHAT?’.

• Do you like writing your hero or heroine better? Which POV do you prefer?

I prefer writing males, and in the third person.

• How long did it take you from when you started writing to being published? From first submitting to being published?

From when I first started writing, it took about four years give or take before I got up the nerve, with a lot of prodding from friends, to submit something, around August of last year. That one, my first, was accepted by the second publisher I sent it to.

• Are you a plotter (plots and outlines) or a pantzer (by-the-seat-of-your-pants writer)? Why?

I am definitely a pantzer. I get an idea for a story or a character and run with it. Plotting the story out is just not me other than to know, in some vague way, where I want it to end. And even then it doesn’t always go there.

• Is there a genre that you haven’t written that you would like to?

I wish I had the mind-set to create a fantasy world with all that involves but that’s just not how my mind works. Maybe someday, with lots of time on my hands, I’ll take a stab at it.

Readers, stop back tomorrow for the blurb and excerpt for EVERYONE'S MAN!


Blak Rayne Books said...

Nice interview, Edward!

Rawiya said...

Lovely interview.

I cannot wait for our swap next week!

Sarah J. McNeal said...

Hello Edward. I just wanted to drop by and check out your interview. I'd love to see you try to write a fantasy. I want to wish you every success with your new release.

Edward Kendrick said...

Thank you all. -bowing-
Sarah - I might give it a shot...someday. Maybe. LOL.