Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am a serious coffee drinker from Seattle (I know, I know) who enjoys writing dirty stories that are a healthy mix of would have done, should have done, and don't want to admit I have done.
I have written 7 books so far: all erotica short stories.
6 are available for Kindle and one can only be obtained for free by signing up for my very chill and unobtrusive mailing list at my website.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
GOOD FRIEND Volume 6: Anniversary Gift.
It's about a woman who gives her husband the gift of a three-way with her college roommate for their anniversary.
I'll plead the fifth on the inspiration…
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I like to put on nothing but a pair of black socks and a black stocking cap and pretend the rest of me is the blank space between the lines…
No, seriously though, the rest of the time it's usually just me with my headphones in at a table in a coffee house surrounded by random people who have no idea what deviancy is playing out in my head.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Anne Rice was a big deal for the younger, gothy-er version of me.
These days I still read Anne Rice, but I have also very much enjoyed THE ROOK by Daniel O'Malley, the PASSAGE trilogy from Justine Cronin, and LEXICON from Max Barry.
That said, every one of those books could have done with some dirtier bits. Sleaze it up a little please gentlemen!
What are you working on now?
I am toying with a story about a secret society of spies and killers told from a rogue female sex assassin’s point of view. The little work I’ve done on it has all the sex with an extra heaping of violence, so I guess it will be a dark erotic romance/action story.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I use Twitter a lot. Hopefully this site will work wonders as well!
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Write every day. Set a word-count goal and make sure you hit it.
Seek good feedback on your writing. Be wary of praise and hungry for honest criticism.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Always act like it might be too big and you’re a little frightened of it.
What are you reading now?
WOOL by Hugh Howey. All those people trapped underground together? I’m guessing it gets pretty dirty. No spoilers please…
What’s next for you as a writer?
More writing. Every day. If my assassin story works out I want to write a trilogy with one of the characters.
What is your favorite book of all time?
This is probably a weird answer but I have to say TELEGRAPH DAYS by Larry McMurtry, if only because I've never quite seen myself quite so strongly in a character the way I do in Nellie.