Please welcome Sloane Kennedy to The Blogger Girls!
Can you tell us a little bit about your characters?
Nate is a femme florist who is both confident and insecure at the same time. He has no trouble attracting guys, but he hasn’t found any who want him beyond a physical relationship so he’s trying to turn over a new leaf and find a guy who will stick around and accept him for who he is 24/7. Harrison is a lawyer whose most recent relationship ended badly. He’s convinced Heart2Heart is a hook-up app his ex was using while they were together and sets out to prove it. When he discovers it isn’t, he has to deal with the realization that his ex was looking for someone else for a long-term relationship while he and Harrison were still together, leaving Harrison feeling like he wasn’t good enough for the long-term.
The characters you had to choose from were readers’ submissions, correct? Were there any other characters you considered writing about before you chose this couple?
No, there really wasn’t. Something about these two characters just kind of called to me. Maybe because they were just everyday type guys so it meant I wouldn’t be too far outside my comfort zone when it came to that aspect of the story.
How did you come to be involved in the Heart2Heart Anthology?
I was approached by Leslie Copeland who spearheaded the entire endeavor
Have you ever been involved in a group project like this before? What were some of the challenges you had to face?
No, I haven’t. The hardest part was making sure my story fit the parameters of the anthology even though those weren’t 100% clear on day 1. I tend to constantly be thinking and planning my stories even before I’ve started writing so with a lot of unanswered questions, that part was a bit tricky for me.
Is this something you’d like to be a part of again in the future?
You’re donating the entire proceeds to charity – can you tell us more about where the money is going?
It’s going to a few different LGBTQ themed charities. One of my personal favorites, The Trevor Project is included. I’m a big believer in kids needing the resources that organization provides so I’m so very happy we get to contribute to that even in such a small way
Have you ever set someone else up on a blind date? If yes, how did it turn out?
I have not
If Heart2Heart were to match you with someone, who do you think you’d get paired with?
LOL, I have no idea. Probably someone completely opposite from me. Outgoing and sociable – an A type personality