Wednesday, April 17, 2013

20 Questions with Kathleen Bradean: "life is too short to read books I don't enjoy..."

Author's Note: I'm about to go repost this all over the place because somehow this morning I posted this without an introduction. Which you know, if you are a regular reader here, is unheard of. I apologize for that. I blame a most craptacular day yesterday that left me sort of stunned. I was very pleased I remembered to post at all.

But no excuse!! And just now in the shower I realized my boo boo. So let me say that if you read erotic fiction, if you read've probably come across one or two or a baker's dozen of Kathleen Bradean's stories. And she's a part of The Erotica Readers and Writers Association aka the erotic writer's best friend! At least in my opinion it is. You can check out some of her ERWA stuff HERE. That being said, go forth and read my 20 Questions. And ask Kathleen about that chemistry set. Inquiring minds want to know...

1.       Favorite YA book? 
Harry Potter
2.       It’s a meatless meal night. You eat…   
3.       Football or baseball?  
Real football, AKA soccer
4.       Look at your bookshelf. Top shelf, left to right, what are the first five books you see? No cheating!  Which bookshelf?  There are three behind me and two in front of me.  I'll take the first one on the left.  Chemickal Marriage by Gordon Dahlquist, Purgatory by Jeff Mann, Wind up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami, Johannes Cabal and the Fear Institute by Johnathan Howard, The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service 11.
5.       Average night. Eat in, eat out, or takeout?
eat in
6.       Favorite meal to cook?
Italian cuisine
7.       Favorite TV show when you were a kid?
Wild, Wild West
8.       Favorite TV show now?
Sherlock (BBC) although Doctor Who is a close second
9.       Best teacher you ever had… 
Mr Seewer. Also the toughest teacher I ever had.
10.   What did they teach you?
History and English, but what he really taught me was that it was okay to be smart.
11.   Tell us something you did as a kid that no one/very few people know about.  
When I was three or four, I dissected a doll to see what made her talk when you pull the string. That's the last (and I think only) doll my mother ever gave me.   
12.   Tell us something you did this year that no one/very few people know about. 
I bought myself a chemistry set because I asked for one every Christmas when I was younger but my parents never let me have one. (Following the doll incident, one can hardly blame them.) 
13.   What one clothing item can you not live without?
Scarves. I have too many.
14.   Zombies, vampires or werewolves?
Vampires, I guess.
15.   Anything you haven’t written about that you desperately want to? 
Monsters for the age of tech.
16.   Anything you’ve written about that you desperately wish you hadn’t?
17.   Do you finish a book that is terrible or put it down? 
 If I'm reviewing it, I'll finish it, but life is too short to read books I don't enjoy.
18.   Do you review terrible books or pass on saying anything at all? 
I wish I could pass because I hate making writers feel bad, but I review them because we promise to be honest.
19.   Do you read reviews of your work?
20.   Red wine or white wine? 

Award winning author Kathleen Bradean’s stories can be found in Carnal Machines, The Harder She Comes, Best of Best Women’s Erotica I and II, Haunted Hearths and Sapphic Shades, The Sweetest Kiss: Vampire Tales, and many other anthologies. She blogs for The Erotica Readers and Writer's Association and her personal blog, and reviews erotica at EroticaRevealed.Com.


  1. Hi Kathleen! Have you done any interesting experiments with that chemistry set? LOL.

  2. I was wondering the same thing, Angell ;)


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