Interview Roulette: Jenna Kendrick

Please welcome Jenna Kendrick!

  1. Somebody gives you $10,000 with the proviso that you can’t save it and you can’t spend it on anything altruistic or practical. What do you do? If I couldn’t use it on anything charitable or practical, I’d buy a plane ticket to Australia. I’ve always wanted to visit, and that might be my only opportunity.
  2. Should he stay or should he go? He should most definitely stay. My husband and I just celebrated our 25th anniversary, and he’s my true-life romance hero.
  3. You’ve just met an alien from a planet where there’s no such thing as fiction writing. Explain to him/her/it/them why humans read made-up stories. I’d explain that our society is filled with imperfection, and storytelling is our way of processing those problems. Whether the storyteller tries to create a good outcome, like in my romances, or takes an issue to its worst extreme, or finds a middle ground—all of it is a way to come to terms with the world around us.
  4. One of the characters in your latest book buys a birthday present for another. What is it? In On and Off (coming out June 22), Mitchell is a retired figure skater with a notorious bad boy reputation. Jackson, his partner, would buy Mitchell a Dr. Who Sonic Screwdriver because he’s one of the few people who’ve taken the time to get to know Mitchell well enough to know he’s secretly a geek.
  5. Write a haiku poem about your favorite beverage. Coffee, sustainer Late night writing, two-three cups Without you, I sleep.
  6. What is your most dreaded household chore? Your favorite? I detest mopping. White kitchen tile plus four pets (one dog, three cats) equals a floor that gets dirty within minutes of mopping, so it seems like a thankless task. My favorite is folding laundry. Clean clothes tend to just pile up in the laundry basket, but when I actually decide to catch up, it becomes a big experience, complete with loud music and dancing around the bedroom.
  7. If one of your characters sent something in to PostSecret, what would it be? I tell everyone I’ve forgiven you. I’m lying.
  8. What are you wearing right now? Gray sweats, black t-shirt that saying Read with Pride, and purple socks because I was breaking in my hiking boots earlier. But I’m usually barefoot at this time of year. I’m not leaving the house today even for the $10,000 in question 1!
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The Assignment: Discover if forced proximity leads to increased intimacy by being handcuffed to a partner for five days.

Jamie O’Connor’s closet is tightly closed and full of secrets. Attending college on a baseball scholarship, he’s hiding an injury along with his sexuality. A college degree is the key to escaping his family’s oppressive expectations. Until he graduates, he needs to play ball, both on the field and off. Being partnered with an openly gay classmate for a sociology project threatens to put more than just his free college ride at risk.

Seth Lerner’s closet is empty, but that’s because his baggage is always right by his side. Managing his severe ADHD while trying to overcome an earlier setback leaves him little time for any kind of social life, much less a relationship. He certainly can’t afford the distraction of falling for his closeted project partner.

Neither Jamie nor Seth plan on letting this assignment get in the way of their objectives. But secrets come out and goals change when you’re stuck together.


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Author bio:

Jenna Kendrick is the author of the Hawaiian Haven and Reinvented series, contemporary and new adult romances about smart guys with a propensity for snark. Jenna went to a small college in the woods of Western Massachusetts, where she alternated between bare feet and hiking boots and used dining hall trays as a mode of transportation in the winter. She fell in love with creative writing after writing a satirical essay to get out of yet another literary analysis assignment. Unable to choose a coast or climate zone, she bounced around the country before settling in Upstate New York, where she lives with her husband and several furry creatives.


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