Friday, July 13, 2012

Special Guest Edward Kendrick

Edward Kendrick is my guest today and I must say a fascinating person. A very enjoyable blog posting and plus Weekends sounds amazing. A must add to my to be read pile. Without further ado, Edward Kendrick.

Thank you very much for having me here today AJ.

A bit about my, well history if you will.

I was born and bred Cleveland, heading off to college when I was eighteen where I earned my BA in technical theater.  I returned to Cleveland where I did a stint as an intern with a professional theater. While I was there I discovered I loved costuming. So when my year was up I headed to NYC and did the usual restaurant jobs as well as finding some work off-Broadway. I stayed for three years but finally saw the futility of trying to become rich and famous as a costumer in the Big Apple. I joined VISTA, ending up in Chicago for another three years. Then it was on to Denver where I put down roots and worked as a costume designer until just recently.

I began writing about ten years ago after joining an on-line fanfic group. Two friends and I then started a group for writers where they can post any story they wish no matter the genre or ‘heat rating’. I’ve now branched out into writing on my own, primarily M/M stories, both erotic and just ‘romantic’, for publication. G.A. Hauser gave me my first break, publishing a short story of mine in ‘Julian’.  Then, as luck would have it, Silver Publishing accepted my first submission of a full-length story and I’ve been with them ever since.

My most recent book, ‘Weekends’, is due out on July 21st

Marcus Hampton is a staid forty-year-old bookkeeper and a confirmed bachelor. When Demitri Costas, a young photographer, asks if he can take some pictures of Marcus, the older man is surprised but reluctantly agrees.

Demitri becomes infatuated with Marcus, despite the fact he believes the man is straight and married.

Slowly they become friends until each realizes the other is gay, at which point Marcus begins to pull away, certain he is too old for Demitri.

It will take everything within Demitri's power to convince Marcus he's wrong. If he can, and he is determined he will, one way or another, they just might find a future together.

You can find out more about ‘Weekends’, including an excerpt, at:





I’m also holding two contests as part of my ‘Weekends’ blog hop, which is part and parcel of my being July’s Featured Author at Silver Publishing. One is on my blog -

The other one shows up on the blogs of those wonderful people who are hosting my blog hop tour. Today, obviously, that person is AJ.

My newest release ‘Weekends’, is a story which takes place over several holiday weekends. What is your favorite holiday, and why? On each one of the blogs, one commenter will be chosen at random to win an ARC of ‘Weekends’. Please be certain to leave an email address so you can be contacted if you win.

The list of hop addresses where you can find me and also enter the contests:
Monday, July 9th – Lily Sawyer –
Wed. July 11th – Cheri Noel -
Thurs, July 12th – Cheyenne Meadows -
Friday, July 13th – AJ Jarrett -
Sunday July 15th – RJ Scott -
Tues. July 17th – Angel Martinez -
Wed. July 18th – Freddy MacKay -
Thurs. July 19th – Amara’s Place (Cheri Noel) -

Again, thank you for allowing me to visit AJ. – E.

For those who are interested, check out July Featured Author post about me at:


  1. Well, I've talked about two of my fave holidays and neither is Christmas. Let me explain. To me, Christmas is over-commercialized. I love what it stands for, good tidings, etc, etc. But when you have friends and family more worried about presents and parties instead of spending time with each other, it bugs me. What happened to the true meaning of Christmas? And I love carols, I do. I just don't need to hear them until it's near Christmas. At least wait till Thanksgiving is done before you start. Jeesh!

    All in all though, I do enjoy Christmas, opening my presents with my family Christmas morning, taking pics and video that we'll probably never watch, and just laughing and getting along. Fortunately, most of my family doesn't get too into the commercialization of Christmas, but I have friends I can barely stand to be around that time of year. And to trample someone because you want to buy cheap presents? Over the top. Nevertheless, Christmas is a good, fun holiday. And as a bonus, it gets me a long winter break :)


  2. Christmas is definitely my favorite holiday. I love the Christmas trees, I love the lights, the food, the music, the hustle and bustle. I love it all :D


  3. Enjoyed the post!! Very much so. lol...

    Well, as I've said before, My favorite holiday is Christmas. But not for the presents or lights or whatever...though, yes, they are cool. lol...
    It's my favorite because I get to look back at the end of the year and truly see all that my family and I have accomplished. We got through the hard times and are still together healthy and strong. That's why It's my favorite. Why I appreciate it more than any other holiday.


  4. Thanksgiving for the family getting together. Read the Silver Featured Author spot - it was very interesting. To be have been a costume designer is rather fascinating.

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