From the daily archives: Tuesday, November 22, 2011

I’m welcoming KevaD today!

Hey there, KevaD!

Hi, Bryl.

How courageous of you to allow me some time on your blog.

In celebration of my first appearance… EVER… here, I’ll be giving away a $10.00 gift certificate to a randomly selected commenter.

Now, Readers, after you’re done here, be sure to visit the next blog on the Noble Tour by clicking the tour logo in the sidebar. All commenters get entered into the drawing for a Kindle too!

But most of all, thank you for spending some time with us today, and Bryl and I both hope we leave you with a smile.



And if you happen to buy a copy of “A Dance with Bogie and Bacall” or “Desire Damned,” you’ll certainly leave me with a smile.


Me: Let’s get started, shall we?  What genres do you enjoy reading most?

KevaD: I don’t limit my reading to any one or two genres. I look for skillfully crafted characters and mesmerizing plots. There are just too many great authors for me to minimize my reading boundaries.


Me: Why do you write and when did you start?

KevaD: I used to sit in the yard and tell my tales, but nobody ever stopped to listen, so I decided to write them down in the hope of sharing my stories. The two cops that suggested I quit shouting at passing cars played a part in that decision.

Truth: My first story was in crayon. My mother wrote an episode for a soap opera in the hope of finding work, and I sat on the floor drawing my story while she typed. Neither of our submissions was accepted. I still don’t know why. I used different colored crayons.


Me: Much of your writing is rather erotic, though not all. I’m curious, what your family feels about your writing? Are they supportive?

KevaD: My immediate family has been supportive since day one. They may not always understand what or why I write, but they love me and support my efforts. My mother, now deceased, was never prouder than when my first book was published. I had done what she had given up on decades before. She never read my book as it’s a gay romantic comedy and her religious beliefs couldn’t condone reading it, but she made sure to tell anyone and everyone all about the book. I miss her.

Me: That’s simply the most wonderful way to remember one’s mother. Touching, sir.

Me: What’s the most interesting comment you’ve received from a reader?

KevaD: That her husband stopped the truck they were driving in out of concern for her uncontrollable laughter when she was reading “Out of the Closet.” How can you not appreciate that comment?


Me: Writing can be a lonely venture. Sometimes, sacrifices are required in our lives. Are the sacrifices worth it? What are your continuing career goals?

KevaD: For me the sacrifices aren’t really sacrifices. I love what I do. I’m a storyteller. The only thing I won’t set aside for my craft is my family. I’m fortunate to have a wife who understands that when I’m lost in a story, the fact the house is burning down just makes for another fantastic scene I need to get down before I climb out the window.

My goals? I’m that wandering spinner of tales who will always be searching for one more ear to tell my stories to.


Me: What did you eat for breakfast this morning?

KevaD: A glass of chocolate milk (2% with Hershey’s syrup) and two pieces of buttered white toast. Not healthy, but it sure was good.


Me: What’s your favorite position?

KevaD: In my chair at the keyboard, a blanket over my legs, and one of the cats on my lap. Unfortunately, Supreme Commander of Kentucky wasn’t available, and Angelina Jolie doesn’t appear to be headed for divorce any time soon.


KevaD: Once more, thank you all for dropping by, and I hope we chat again soon.

Me: Thanks for being here today. You are always a pleasure to talk to!


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