Studioenp: Pepsi or Coke—or something else?
Kim Carmichael: Used to be Diet Coke but is now Tejava Iced Tea
Studioenp: Oooh, yum. Partial to a sip or two of iced tea. Reminds us of summer days, ice chinking, birds yakking and all that jazz. Which season do you like best and why?
Kim Carmichael: Winter. The clothes are much better, and you have an excuse to wear Ugg Boots with everything.
Studioenp: Gotta love Uggs! Like slippers for outside. Wish they’d been around when we were kids. Gawd, showing the age there. Moving on… What’s your fondest childhood memory?
Kim Carmichael: Probably waking up in the middle of the night and having breakfast with my mom for no reason when it was still dark out.
Studioenp: Aww, that’s lovely! Do you have a best friend—who is it?
Kim Carmichael: I have a best friend from my work who is my definite female soul mate, and I have my editor who is more than a best friend, I consider her my sister.
Studioenp: That’s beautiful! So nice that you have people like that around you. The best of best friends accepts you and your quirks. Do you have any?
Kim Carmichael: I have too many quirks. I have to sleep with my puppies in the bed; I have a specific cup I like my coffee out of; I have to get my editor’s approval on every scene I write.
Studioenp: LOL. We all seek approval, don’t we? Bless us. So, random one here: Post-It notes or notebook?
Kim Carmichael: Absolutely a notebook.
Studioenp: Fab. Em used to love new school books as a kid. That first fresh page when you did your best handwriting. Then, as the book went on, it didn’t seem to matter so much. Ha! What do you do to relax?
Kim Carmichael: Write.
Studioenp: The perfect de-stress activity! Which leads us to another kind of perfect: Perfect three-course meal?
Kim Carmichael: Salad with blue cheese dressing, steak, and chocolate cake.
Studioenp: Yummers! Now that steak seems to want to be on our menu for tonight. What type of music do you enjoy?
Kim Carmichael: The 1980’s were radical.
Studioenp: Ooh, Wham! Culture Club! Do you dance like no one’s watching when you’re listening to it?
Kim Carmichael: No, but I sing in the car like Taylor Swift!
Studioenp: LOL! Em quite likes her. Is that something she should be admitting? Shrug. Who cares! Thank you so much for being with us today. Here’s to another interview in the future!
Dear readers, please be dears and read Kim’s excerpt from her book, Façade. Today’s virtual food offering is flapjacks and shortbread biscuits. Mind the crumbs don’t go on the floor, though, eh? Thanks.