First let me say that I was introduced to SD Hendrickson by an epic review from Aestas blog for last years top 10 books Mason’s List. This book if you haven’t read it is heart breaking but also beautifully told. Don’t worry they get their HEA but you’ll have cried sad and happy but the end of the book. Read it now you’ll be glad you went on this journey. SD is a true story teller and I lover her books. Trust me you will too.
Her recent book Waiting for Wyatt: (A Red Dirt Novel) is another great story to sink your teeth into or maybe throw your Kindle. I am honored that SD took a few minutes out of her hectic writing schedule to answer my five burning questions. I loved this interview especially her selection of hot boys to have dinner with so don’t skip it.
1. Let’s start off with Kill, Marry or Screw? Gideon Cross, Kellan Kyle or Wyatt?
Well, this is interesting. I haven’t read either of those other series. Gasp! Since I haven’t, I’ll throw this in another direction. I’ll play using my three main characters.
Jess (The Mason List), Wyatt (Waiting for Wyatt), Lucky (My Lucky Days)
Screw: Lucky. He’s the type. Marry: Jess. Because he’s the childhood best friend. Kill: Wyatt. That’s a hard one.
2. Do you remember the first romance book you ever read? Can you tell me about it? I think mine was Bitch by Jackie Collins and I was about 10 or 11.
I have read romance as long as I can remember – which has been decades. I can’t remember the first. But here’s some of my early favorites. Tons of Danielle Steel. And I probably read The Thornbirds five times in high school. Really liked Judith Krantz Princess Daisy, Dazzle. I also considered The Vampire Diaries romance at the time. I read those in high school when they were originally published. And a huge amount of historical romance. I loved Mary Jo Putney’s – Fallen Angel series.
3. What type of stories would you like to write but haven’t yet? Menage, BDSM or a sexless romance. The sexless romance should come with a warning. Don’t you think?
Interesting question. I don’t see myself writing menage or BDSM. As for warnings on books. I’ve read romance for a very long time. Until indie romance existed, I had never seen any type of disclaimer on a book – one way or the other. In fact, I have yet to see a traditionally published book use one. (At least I haven’t’ seen one.)
My take. I think explicit books should probably have a warning – just like movies do. But I don’t think books without sex should have some stamp that says “sexless book”. The explicit warning would take care of that on both sides.
I read all levels of steam in books. But I don’t expect steam in those books. I’m looking for a good story. And if the story warrants some awesome sex scenes, then great. But if the story is truly good, then it doesn’t matter to me if there’s explicit sex scenes or not in the book.
4. What’s your favorite thing to do when you aren’t writing or reading?
I still work full-time. And write on the side. That takes up time. But I love going to the movies. And I’m a Netflix junkie. Watched all of Sons of Anarchy on there. Chuck. Veronica Mars. Working on Justified and The Walking Dead.
5. If you could have a dinner party and invite anyone to it, who would it be? Celebrities, book boyfriends, intellectuals or anyone. Name five people.
I saw Leylah Attar’s answer. We have a mutual celebrity interest. I would also invite Ian Somerhalder. Although I would probably just stare at him and not talk.
I think to make the dinner party interesting and I included a picture
Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder) sitting next to Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) – discussing sparkly vampires – real or fake, which prompts Damon to rip out Edward’s heart. And then across from them I would put Batman (Christian Bale). Because he hates bats and would be on edge because the vampires might turn into into bats. And The Lone Ranger (Armie Hammer) who is sitting there thinking, “Tonto must have slipped something in my drink because WTF are these people”. And watching me from the end of the table, Ryan Gosling (as The Ryan Gosling) – “Hey Girl, let me make that dinner for you”.
6. For bonus points, what’s your favorite swear word?
I don’t know if I have a favorite. Probably shit. It can be a noun, verb, or adjective. And most people don’t cringe when you drop a shit or two
Get her books here:
The Mason List
Waiting for Wyatt
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