Do you ever get the urge to
creep on contact your favorite authors to get to know a little more about her every waking moment his or her life? Me too. I was especially curious to learn if author Ronie Kendig's daily life was as action-packed as her novels. Here's what I found out, lurking about OUTSIDE THE AUTHOR'S STUDIO.
Three things on your desk:
Ronie: Lavender Vanilla Yankee Candle and a TARDIS cookie jar (which is empty at the moment. . .), my Bible.
What sounds might I hear if I was eavesdropping outside your kitchen window? (Not that I would
be caught doing do that.)
Ronie: To quote Dr Who: The Silence will fall. Maybe in the distance, you’ll hear my eldest twin son talking about the thirty-million dollars he just wasted crashing a jet on the game he played, or my husband on a conference call (his car broke down this morning, so he’s working from home).
Ice Cream, Fro Yo, or Gelato?
Ronie: Ice Cream!
Let's see if that enthusiasm can carry over into my fave treat, chocolate: Dark, Milk, or White?
Ronie: Milk chocolate. All others are imposters!
Being a dark chocolate fan myself, I must agree to disagree. *sigh* Not that I would turn down milk chocolate, cuz, y'know: chocolate. *wink* What are a few of your all time favorite TV shows and movies:
Ronie: A movie I’ve watched over and over, have most of the lines memorized is Audrey Hepburn’s How to Steal A Million. I’ve seen it dozens of times and still find myself giggling like crazy—Audrey and Peter O’Toole totally own it! Classic romance with suspense, but the adorable feistiness that is Audrey Hepburn. Something more recent. . .I guess would be Dr. Who or Firefly.
One lousy job from your past:Ronie: Dishwasher at Mazzio’s Pizza—it was my first job and I quickly graduated up to the salad bar, but—yuck!
So, I'm guessing you didn't get to take home all the left over dessert pizza, huh? The kind with the buttery, sugary topping? That alone is deal-breaker enough for me!
Your favorite DIY success:
Ronie: My kitchen curtains that I just finished. I’m immensely pleased with them, though they aren’t perfect. I bought the material on clearance 18 months ago, and finally got the inspiration to sew curtains out of them!
|Ronie at this year's ACFW conference|
with our mutually beloved friend (and fellow blogger) Rel
Ronie: I think I’d like a personal trainer. Or maybe a drill sergeant. I need someone to get my rear-end moving!
Favorite technological advancement and why:
Ronie: As much as I do not like it, I have to say Facebook because I have 30+ cousins, most of whom live in Ireland, that I am getting to know and relate to because we’re all on Facebook. I am very grateful for the connection, especially with both parents dead and my brother living on the other side of the country.
Favorite ethnic food:
Ronie: Middle Eastern food—mostly angus kabobs and hummus
One place you dream of visiting:
Ronie: Israel! I want to walk where Jesus walked, see what Jesus saw (mostly—obviously, it has changed a little), and see the land of His Chosen People!
The one place you insist must be kept clean:
Ronie: Besides the desk in my office. . . the bathroom! I cannot stand to walk into a messy, dirty bathroom!
Ronie: Chewing (food/gum) with your mouth open—I have trouble thinking and hearing anything else when people are smacking food or gum. Sometimes, I can even hear people chewing when their mouths are closed—but what can you do? Ask them to stop eating so you can think past the noise they’re making?!?
You could try it and see what happens... *winks* But call me first, because I would love to see exactly what happens! HA!
Favorite Superhero & Why:
Your favorite not-quite-a-curse word (or, what you might say if you stubbed your pinky toe really hard.):
Ronie: It’d either be “crap” or “freak,” though I admit both of those still make me cringe to admit I use them.
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I totally say those, too... and then I feel like a hypocrite when I tell my 12 year old she shouldn't. Okay, no more uncomfortable questions, this is supposed to be only mildly uncomfortable for the stalked author, and not at all for me, the seasoned stalker. Moving on!
If there were three movies that intrigued you coming to your theater tomorrow,which would you pick to see on the big screen: Action, Rom Com, or Drama?
Ronie: Action, action, we want action. A. C. T. I-O-N!!
Me too! I can always wait for a rom com or drama to come to NetFlix or DVD, but for an action movie? Big Screen, Theater Sound... yeah, baby! So, other than joining your favorite author-stalker *bats eyes* for an action movie and some milk chocolate ice cream, what’s your definition of a perfect day?
Ronie: Being able to enjoy a bit of outside while it’s cool, spending time laughing/talking with my family, being productive (at least a little) with my writing, and managing, through it all, to keep God front & center.
Hey, Readers! If you like action and romance, explosions, danger, weapons, and dogs, you have probably already read a few of Ronie Kendig's novels. If you want more about her life, come back to EIR on Monday to read part 2/2 of this, ahem, "interview" in which my
creepy stalking in-depth interview techniques discover a bit more intel on Ronie's reading and writing habits! In the meantime, my fellow author-stalkers, you can find Ronie in these places: