When you first started writing, did you have any idea you’d be writing BDSM/kinky books? Do you write in any other genre?
I actually started out writing a paranormal romance book purely vanilla and with no erotica in it. The book completely stalled at the sex scenes, I just couldn’t write a story and not get to the nitty gritty. I haven’t written in any other genre’s as of yet, but you never know.
Do you use a pen name? If yes (or no), why?
I do use a pen name currently. I live in a small town and wasn’t sure of the local community reaction.
Are you actively involved in BDSM? If so how do you identify yourself? Dom(me)/sub? Top/bottom? Switch?
I am not actively involved myself; although I do belong do a few chat groups and discussion boards and personally know people in the lifestyle.
At what point did you decide you wanted to write BDSM/kinky-themed erotica?
It wasn’t really an exact point. It is just the story that seemed to need to be written. I have always had an interest in BDSM and kink, so it was a natural progression in my writing.
Was there something that happened to you in your life or career that made you want to begin thinking about writing BDSM/kinky-themed erotica?
Nothing that I can think of that really happened to me personally. I just think mainstream people have the wrong idea about it and really need to be educated and sometimes fiction writing is easier to educate people than a lecture.
Why do you thiIs there one area of BDSM that you tend to write about more?nk that area creeps into your writing more than some others?
There doesn’t seem to be just one I write about exclusively, but I do tend to stay away from knife play. That just doesn’t seem to do anything for me personally, although my characters are currently vampires so there is still blood play.
Is there an area that is BDSM/kink-related that you haven’t written about yet that you’re interested in?
My current work in progress is based more on the emotional and sexual serving side, my main character female is completely submissive, but lacks trust from past issue, so any kind of whips and canes are completely a trigger for her. So it will focus more on the mind set of her and her Dom.
Do you write BDSM/kink erotica based on what you find interesting or sexy, or do you write more for your audience?
I write what I like and what I feel. I guess I mainly write what I like to read and hope everyone else likes it too.
What have you written in the past that you think your BDSM/kink fans might find interesting?
The only current work that I have published is The Black Lily Club. I am hoping to have more done next year.
Do you do any “hands-on” research when you’re writing BDSM/kinky themed erotica?
I don’t have an personal hands on experience in the area. I do however have some very close friends in the lifestyle who are open with ideas and experiences for me to sound board off of.
What is your favorite fetish? Why?
I don’t really think I have a fetish myself. I haven’t really thought about it. I do like to read erotica, if that counts.
What might be something of interest to your fans that you don’t think they know about you?
I am a mother of four, live in a small town and work as a nurse in my day job.
At this point in your career, do you think you’ll write more BDSM/kinky erotica?
I do have 2 more WIP started so I do hope things keep gaining momentum.
What’s the most surprising piece of feedback you’ve ever received from a fan of your writing?
I was told it was an education experience for someone who had never read the genre, but didn’t make them feel uncomfortable. I think that is a good piece of feedback to receive. My intent is for the story to be enjoyable and not uncomfortable.
Have you ever heard that a fan might have tried something from one of your stories and liked it? Did you take it as a compliment?
I haven’t yet had anyone tell me they have tried anything out of my book, but I do think it would be a compliment if they had.
When you’re writing BDSM/kinky-related erotica, is there a particular movie or music that you might watch or listen to that helps you get in that frame of mind? I tend to listen to Puddle of Mudd’s Control. It sets the mood and mind set for me.
If someone new to your work is going to start with a story, which one would you recommend they read first?
Since I only have the one book out currently I guess you could start there. The Black Lily Club is available on amazon.com
Do you attend BDSM, kink, or fetish conferences? Or do you attend any other “vanilla” type of conferences? Attending any in the near future you want to mention?
I haven’t been to any yet, my day job and kids keep me pretty busy. I will definitely post on my facebook page if I plan to attend any events.
Who is your favorite BDSM/kinky author? Movie?
My favorite author as of right now would have to be Melissa Schroeder.
What is your favorite flavor ice cream? And since this interview is for BDSM Book Reviews, vanilla is not an option!
I love some chocolate peanut butter cup.
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