Today the spotlight is on author, Kevin Klehr. He is the author of Drama Queens With Love Scenes. Please see the Blog Tour post for more information on the book.
Kevin lives with his long-term partner in their humble apartment (affectionately named Sabrina), in Australia’s own ‘Emerald City,’ Sydney.
From an early age Kevin had a passion for writing, jotting down stories and plays until it came time to confront puberty. After dealing with pimple creams and facial hair, Kevin didn’t pick up a pen again until he was in his thirties. His handwritten manuscript was being committed to paper when his social circumstances changed, giving him no time to write. Concerned, his partner, Warren, snuck the notebook out to a friend who in turn came back and demanded Kevin finish his novel. It wasn’t long before Kevin’s active imagination was let loose again.
His longest running passion is a weekly radio program he produces with Warren for local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander station, Koori Radio. Since 2004 they have been discovering music, both new and old, and interviewing local artists and community leaders. Every Friday night, The Rhythm Divine is heard across Sydney and via the world wide web.
Kevin is currently at work on the sequel to Drama Queens with Love Scenes.
Okay, let’s learn a bit more about Kevin.
If you could have a luncheon with any three people (real or fictitious/from any time period/dead or alive), which three people would you choose and why?
First off I’d have to say Maya Angelou. Her grace and wisdom is an inspiration and I’d love to spend some time learning from her. One of my favourite quotes from her is ‘People don’t remember what you’ve said. They remember how you made them feel.’
Secondly, the late Ken G Hall, Australian filmmaker. He made some wonderful light hearted movies in the 1930s, and I’d love to hear the stories from that era of film history.
The third one I’d leave open to one of the people I follow on twitter. It would be nice to actually meet some of those I regularly chat to.
What is the funniest prank played on you or played by you?
We were at dinner at a friends’ place and one of their guests was the wife of someone who was yet to turn up. He was a TV producer and on the final night of the shoot of his successful reality show, he went out with one of his co-workers, ended up on Oxford Street (a gay street in Sydney), but didn’t have much memory of that night.
So we all cooked up this story that suggested that he, my partner and I got up to some shenanigans.
Half an hour after he turned up and we were sitting down to dinner, I pretended I finally remembered who he was. My partner and I led him to believe that he got a bit sexually experimental that night, while his wife played a hint of jealousy. The hosts pretended to console her.
It didn’t get out of hand, but we kept the charade going for about an hour. He was desperately trying to recall the night.
Which is your most favorite place in this earth?
I love cities. I love Barcelona, Paris, New York, Buenos Aires, Melbourne and of course, Sydney.
Why isn’t the number 11 pronounced as onety one?
Because onety-two, onety-three and so on would sound monotonous.
How many pairs of shoes do you own?
Too many. As I get older I’m starting to get addicted to shoes. We just threw out a whole lot of clothes (including shoes) that we hadn’t worn for over a year. It was cleansing to the soul!
Name one actor/actress you would love to get naughty with?
Jude Law – no explanation needed. He’s gorgeous!
Gah! Love your answers and stand in line for Jude!! He’s mine!!
You sound like a lot of fun and I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall at that dinner party. Thank you so much for stopping by! Can’t wait to read your book and I hope to chat with you more in the future!