I wanted these interviews to be very creative and so far so good, It's always great to see what's behind the writers mine, I didn’t want the author holding back thinking ‘Should I write this?’ The whole idea of these interviews is to take the authors mind to a new level I am delighted to say I have acheived that thank you to the awesome support and awesome answers.
My second victim is the lovely author, Vickie McKeehan
It really does give me great pleasure to introduce author Vickie McKeehan to you. It really is a great honour to have such a great author on my blogspot. I won't go on anymore, I'm dying to see what Vickie has to say; please can you tell the reader a little about yourself Vickie.
Lover of coffee, chocolate, French fries and bacon. I think that covers the major food groups. I ♥ music and am never without my ear buds. I ♥all things outdoors, even rain because I don’t get to see it all that much. Not too crazy about the Santa Ana winds right now though :)
Cool so far you sound human to me, Vickie and no one likes wind, but it does depend who's doing the blowing at the time. Sorry that's my little crude humour coming into play and I haven't even started the interview yet. I think I best have before I scare you away!
Sometimes in life we all want more than what we can have, but if you had one wish to have anything or anyone, what would that wish be and why?
This is a trick question, right? Johnny Depp. Have you seen this guy? Because he’s totally hot :)
Johnny Depp? Is that someone famous? His name doesn't ring a bell. I'm only joking of course I know who he is, but he still won't be ringing my bell! I will end this crude talk now. let's keep it respectable ;)!
I would like to ask you to make a short story up using no more than 500 words containing every one of these 14 key words; Killer, River, Speech, Walking, Car, Dog poo, Hair, Sex, Kite, Lamp, Nails, Facebook, Knife, DM!
Kristen hadn’t clocked out of her job at the Lamp & Kite Factory until almost ten-thirty. She’d gotten stuck doing Steve’s job…again. She’d already missed most of the killer party the rest of the staff had been invited to attend. More than likely, her co-workers were, even now, at Kent’s house drinking beer, eating pizza and getting ready to pair up for a wild bout of sweaty sex. Now she’d have to DM her friends to let them know she had no intentions of spending time on her hair and nails just to show up to listen to the boss give some stupid, rah-rah speech about team spirit at work.
Walking across the dimly-lit parking lot, Kristen took out her cell phone to check her emails. Thumbing through her messages, she discovered her lying, cheating ex of a boyfriend Bob had posted to her Facebook timeline yet again for the tenth time that week. She made a mental note to cast him into the river of hell right alongside Angie, the blonde bimbo she’d caught him boffing not two weeks earlier. The weasel had the gall to beg for a second chance. Like that was ever going to happen.
Before reaching her ancient blue Maverick, a car she didn’t even bother locking anymore because the poor thing was older than she was by two decades, she slipped on dog poo on the pavement. Damn it, she thought, what else could go wrong tonight? These were her best Keds.
Running her hand down into her bag, she pulled out the utility knife she carried wherever she went. She used it to scrape off the smelly, sticky mess.
About that time a pickup skidded to a stop behind the Maverick. She recognized the vehicle belonging to the lying, cheating Bob. She watched as the man crawled out of his truck waving a gun. He swaggered around the hood to where she stood.
But before Bob could reach her, before he could utter a single threat, a shadow crossed between them. A powerful arm swooped down from the heavens jerking Bob up and out of his cowboy boots. In an instant Bob became airborne!
Mesmerized by the entire scene, Kristen’s eyes grew big. Her head dropped back on her shoulders as she gazed skyward. She watched in fascination as the alien spacecraft gathered Bob into its belly before closing the bay doors with a clang. Before Kristen could react, the ship lifted and the vessel streaked into the atmosphere.
Kristen stood there for another minute before glancing over at her pitiful Ford. Inspiration hit. She made her way around to the driver’s side of Bob’s pickup. Sure enough, he’d left the keys in the ignition. She threw her purse on the bench seat, crawled behind the wheel of Bob’s precious Dodge Ram and started up the engine. Kristen adjusted the rearview mirror, smiled then at her reflection and said out loud, “Karma might be a bitch but sometimes her timing is perfect.”
Hehe well done! You sure made that look easy! I love the story and the ending about Karma was just perfect :)
When I first started writing I had a lot of negative people around me, and I know I had to lose that energy in order to continue writing and fulfilling what others thought I couldn’t achieve. Did you ever experience any of this when you first started writing or were you lucky enough to have the right support around you?
There will always be naysayers and negative people who want nothing more than to drag you down to their level. Even in corporate, I saw negativity every single day and had to learn to cope with it. You’ll never fully rid yourself of all the negative energy. It would be great if you could do that but how you handle the negative influence is another matter entirely. You simply can’t let those types of people get to you. Not ever. No one has the right to stomp on someone else’s dream. No one.
I totaly agree with you, if you have dream no one should stand in your way. I will toast to that!
If you had a chance to run any country and make a difference, what county would it be and why?
Oh I’d buy my own island. It would be so incredible I’d probably have to fend off pirates at some point. But I’m an excellent shot. *wink wink*
Sounds great to me, we get pirates everywhere and we always keep fending them off!
What would you say the worse thing a reader has ever said to you and what was your reaction?
*giggles* Someone said my sweet little Promise Cove story was filth. Can you imagine a story about a former soldier suffering from PTSD, a widow left with a pile of bills, an adorable little toddler, and a dog…filth? *giggles again*
It sounds like life to me 'giggles'.
I would like you to vision yourself walking down a busy high street with your partner and suddenly there was a noise that came from his bottom and people turned around looking at you, what would your reaction be and why?
I’d look around and explain, “He isn’t completely potty-trained yet. But we’re getting there.”
Nice answer! 'Strain'... Sorry I hope you didn't hear that!!
Use only two words that would describe you?
I agree with you there.
Have you ever been…
A, The owner of a lonely heart
B. The owner of a broken heart
C. None of the above
If the answer is c, please can you tell the reader how you have done it, I can see the reader would being interested to know that one, I know I am.
Most definitely the owner of a broken heart. On some days, in some ways, I still am.
Not another broken heart! I am sorry ,Vickie. Please just remember your the owner of you're the owner of own heart, and whoever breaks it, where never worthy of it to begin with.
Its time for a little fun, I would like you to do the rhyme ‘Humpty Dumpty’. Using your own words and without holding back.
Shiny Sparkly sat in her Benz
Shiny Sparkly never saw the zoom lens
She scratched and she picked
She picked and she scratched
And the press caught it all in each snap, snap, snap, snap.
'Giggles' Yes you can rhyme! 'Love it'
When you are writing, do you ever think, 'Erm my partner and I did that last night, that has to go into the story as?
Husband and wife that are both writers... That could get messy. It kind of reminds me of the movie, 'Mr and Mrs Smith', but saying that, some people are lucky enough to meet normal partners and what's a bit of spilt ink between friends ;)
Ouch!! Yes my mind has gone too Vickie! 'Down boy!' Please lets move on to the next question while your mind is still steaming away ;)!
If you could change one thing about you as a person, what would that one thing be?
I will ditto that. I am lucky I haven't seen this change in you, but saying that we do engage in conversation and we understand the madness behind it all, not just our stories, we both know how tough it is out there, it's a lot of unending hours that people don't see. Itss hard work and I for one take my hat off to all authors out there.
Lol he sounds a lot like me, not that you would know, but you have read my books, so you know a few ins and outs ! I must say that was nice shout out to, Ben there for rocking Vickie's world. Thumbs up to you Ben or whatever you got up at the time! 'Giggles'.
Do you ever remember a part in your life that’s made a huge impact on you as a person? If so what was it and why?
Its amazing how one statemeant can make a huge impact. I understand completly what you are saying. If it wasn't for the potential in me that got spotted by some amazing people including yourself then I might have given up a long time ago, but a new talent was born instead! Not Louie, he's always been one talented mother f..ker. 'Giggles'
Who inspired you to write or was it always a dream to be an author?
I can vision you standing there saying read this or else lol! Saying that if it's out llike this interview then I would have read it, seven times over with a box of tissues handy! 'Giggles' I still want to know what that question was that made me into such a hard man ;)! '
Just one more question and then you can relax :)
Blog Page: http://vickiemckeehan.wordpress.com/
Thanks, Kevin for including me!!! What fun I had with the questions!!! I answered them all without skipping a single one. :) X❤X❤
No thank you Vickie, its been an absolute pleasure having you here on my blog tour, I had a feeling you would answer all the questions. You sure do have a great mind there. Thank you so much for sharing it with us :) I wish you all the success and happiness life can offer you and don't let any bugger drag you down :)Xx