Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I write erotica and erotic romance, while also working as a copywriter. I’d prefer to just write fiction, but people keep sending me bills for some reason. I wish they’d stop. I’ve written twenty novellas and novelettes, as well as one novel. My work focuses on taboo family relationships, lesbian seductions, threesomes, older-younger encounters, first times, and other naughty, off-limits experiences. Most of my e-books are currently available on Amazon through Kindle Unlimited.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest, Rough Riding with the Brat's Taboo Cowboy, was inspired by the raw beauty and isolation of the west, especially Montana. I can only imagine the kind of sex going out on way out on those huge ranches. Most of my writing starts with an evocative place, whether it’s a cabin in the mountains, a cruise ship on the Caribbean, a resort hotel on the Vegas Strip, etc. I put myself there and imagine what kind of kinky trouble its inhabitants might get into.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I listen to a Twitch live stream through a single earbud, with the video on my second monitor. I watch them play video games for a few minutes if I get stuck on my writing. It usually unblocks me.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Cheri Verset, Selena Kitt, Anya Merchant, Anais Nin, Ernest Hemingway, Jack Kerouac, Blake Snyder, John Truby.
What are you working on now?
An erotic novella about a ski trip.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Keep writing. Keep publishing. Use Kindle free days to promote your books via sites and newsletters such as My Adult Place.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Your writing isn’t precious. You’ve got a million words in you and you need to get them out. Just get them out so you can see the bones of the story and know the characters. Don’t dawdle. Don’t edit as you write. Don’t fix typos. Don’t worry about every single detail or emotional response. Don’t try and craft the perfect sentence in your first draft, because you may end up not needing it. When you’ve finished that dirty first draft, THEN go back and edit. Add in the detail. Amp up the emotion. Polish the prose. All writing is rewriting, to paraphrase Hemingway.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Use a timer and write straight through in 25-minute sprints without stopping. I learned that from Chris Fox and it changed my life, multiplying my productivity. See above for more details!
What are you reading now?
Taboo Cult by Cheri Verset and Days of Panic by Jack Hunt
What’s next for you as a writer?
I’ve ramped up my writing and release schedule, so just more of that. The goal is to stop writing copy at some point, soon.
What is your favorite book of all time?
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. Rags to riches! Revenge! Corsets!