Thank you for taking some down time and spending it with us. Let’s start this off with a beverage. We have coffee, tea, some sort of juice (I think it’s been in here a few weeks) and soda. What would you like?
Coffee, please. I am so addicted to the buzz that when I’m at home one pot leads to another, and whatever remains at bedtime is warmed in the morning to continue the cycle.
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
I’ll give you what’s on my Frothing Author blog: I was born a legitimate love child. Accidentally conceived and purposely excreted as my brothers and sisters neared the age of puberty. Seems it took me forever to get there. Seems the time since has passed in no time. My genitals are male and functional. My mind is clear and adaptable to whatever pleases me, or whoever graces me. My anus is strictly for exits, and voices tell me that only by making others happy can I myself be. I am trying. I write.
When you received news that your manuscript had been accepted what were the first words that fell from your mouth?
The fools! They fell for it.
What forces brought you over to the MM Genre and what made you want to write it?
No bringing over, I was already writing about men’s adventures of doing things as a team, sex and romance being the companion element, when the genre was given a label.
Would you care for some cookies? We have chocolate chip, peanut butter, oatmeal with or without raisins and a package of mystery ones. We have cake too. Your choice.
I’d like oatmeal with chocolate chips AND raisins. Dunked in coffee, near to ecstasy.
How many hours a day do you spending writing?
I don’t keep track. When the fingers require thinking before moving, I stop and try again next day, or switch to another story-in-progress.
Do you write right through or do you revise as you go along?
No looking back until I get to an ending.
When it comes to plotting, do you write freely or plan everything in advance?
The reason for the story and its setting are the catalyst. Once I’ve got characters communicating with each other, I freely let them move us forward.
Of your characters do you have a favorite and why?
I won’t name a favorite because then the others would never speak to me again, and they must speak if I’m going to write. If I could, however, choose one to be my lover on this physical plane, it would be Forrest Barton from Green River and Furlough Bridge. Oh, he also makes an appearance in Grit.
Writers often go on about writer’s block. Do you ever suffer from it, and what measures do you take to get past it?
Yes, and I either switch to a different story or take a couple of days off.
Do you have a particular spot in your house that you call your comfy zone? (The place where you write.)
A small, used-to-be bedroom is now my quiet place easily cooled in summer or heated in winter.
When you’re in the mindset to write, do you put a sign up that warns others not to disturb you while at work?
No. I figure they might say something that could be used in a story. The price they pay for interrupting me is not knowing that I might steal their words.
How would you describe your sense of humor? Who and what makes you laugh?
I’ve always enjoyed comics who expand upon common, every-day quirks. Happenings most of us soon forget. George Carlin was the master.
What is the most frequently asked Jardonn question?
What are you working on now?
An old-west detective story; a rich man/homeless urchin story; a 1960′s murder mystery story.
Writing is obviously not just how you make your living, but your life-style as well. What do you do to keep the creative “spark” alive – both in your work and out of it?
I attend local stage plays and watch movies on television.
What kind of books do you like to read outside of the MM Genre?
Does Reader’s Digest count? Reading real-life adventures is like meeting new people. Besides, there is no better companion in the bathroom.
Pick one: Scientist, Astronaut, Retail, or Horse Trainer-
I’ve searched the web over for an ugly and/or wimpy astronaut. None exist. I’ll take him.
Aside from writing, what else do you enjoy doing?
Frequently I pleasure drive around town searching for old buildings abandoned or otherwise. They are photographed and added to my image collection of structures that will never again be what they once were.
Any special projects coming out soon we should watch for?
Maybe a web site featuring all those photographs.
Can you please tell us where we can find you on the Internet?
Jardonn’s Erotic Tales . Com http://www.jardonnserotictales.com
It was a pleasure having you here with us today. Please come by and let us know how you’re doing from time to time. OH! And before you leave, can I get your help here in the kitchen? Thanks!!
Yes, and I will bring an ample supply of butter. Nothing can taste good without butter, as Marlon Brando so erotically demonstrated.