Interview with R.L. Kenderson, author of Object of My Desire
18 Mar 2019
What can you tell us about your new release, Object of My Desire?
It is about an ordinary woman who writes romance novels. She attends a book signing to meet and interact with readers, but she isn’t prepared for her reaction to meeting Travis. Travis is a male book cover model so he’s gorgeous and sexy, but he’s also down-to-earth and real. What happens throughout the rest of the book is what happens after the two of them meet, and the insecurities they both have to overcome to be together.
What or who inspired you to become an author?
Well, first, if you didn’t know, there are two of us who write under the name R.L. Kenderson, and I guess you could say we inspired each other. We have both always loved reading romance novels, and on a road trip we started talking about what we would do if we wrote our own. We decided to go for it, and here we are.
What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?
This question is way too tough, but we’ll try. We might also cheat a little and do a series rather than a book.
Renae: Suzanne Brockmann’s Troubleshooters series, Susan Elizabeth Phllips’ Chicago Stars Series, Him by Elle Kennedy & Sarina Bowen, Truly Madly Yours by Rachel Gibson, and J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series.
Lara: Shelly Laurenston The Mane Squeeze, Linda Howard Open Season, Jennifer Crusie Bet Me, J.R. Ward Dark Lover, Julie Garwood Ransom
Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?
Suzanne Brockmann. Not only is she an amazing writer, but she seems like such an amazing person. We’d ask what were the struggles she faced in the industry as she moved through her career. And we ask if there are going to be any more Sam and Alyssa stories, too.
What’s your favorite thing about writing?
Getting to tell the stories we want and giving the books the endings we want.
What is a typical day like for you?
For Renae, I get up and get my kids on the bus. Then I try to write before my preschooler gets home before 11am. I work on social media and other things like that the rest of the day. I don’t do much on the weekends, because that’s when I go to work. For Lara, she works full-time so she comes home and often works on our books after work or on the weekend. Someday, maybe, we’ll get to write full-time.
What scene in Object of My Desire was your favorite to write?
Probably the one where Travis scares Sydney and she throws something at him to defend herself. We can’t tell you what that is because it would ruin the book.
Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?
Not really. When it comes to our books, we try to trust our gut on what to write and what to do. But other than that, no. Hope that’s not a bad thing.
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