Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am branching out from micro caption-based Erotica (which you can check out on Tumblr), to explore the world of longer form stories and novels. I am excited by the opportunities offered to expand on those shorter stories, and grasp what tugs at the libido. I live along the Rocky Mountains, going out to hike and bike when time and the weather allow.
I have published 9 books, so far.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Uncovered: Healing, which is the final story in a series that began with Uncovered: Mistress. I can’t say exactly what inspired it, except for my naughty mind, and probably an image. The idea is simple, a woman finds out her husband is cheating, but instead of getting mad, she gets turned on. I really wanted to explore the main character, Kelsey’s, reaction.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I think writing requires unusual writing habits, but the only one I have worth noting (aside from getting up far too early in the morning so I have time to write) is that I sync my stories between a desktop and a netbook computer, and go back and forth between the two as I write.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I’m not sure that I want to pinpoint one author. I suppose it starts with Jane Austen, but it has gotten much dirtier since then. And since I’m dipping more into mystery/crime erotica, I’ll briefly name Harlan Coben. His “Tell No One” is not only a good mystery, it has a strong romance, or at least relationship, aspect.
There are, of course, many others, in many genres (writes should never stick to just one genre).
What are you working on now?
I have a novel that I’m working on about the erotic adventures of a tech CEO who realizes, during a sexual encounter she has, that someone is trying to steal her company’s secret new project.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I don’t know that I have one best method (I’m still figuring a lot of that out anyway). I try to maintain a good website, aspeavey.com, with central information, and I also have a tumblr, aspeavey, where I can tell followers about my releases and generally talk about writing.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
1. Make sure that you really love writing, and that you love the genre(s) you write in because 2. at first you are going to put out a lot of drivel. But if you have the passion to keep going, you’ll eventually become a good writer.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Anything along the lines of: read, write, revise, repeat.
What are you reading now?
I just started Harlan Coben’s “No Second Chance.”
What’s next for you as a writer?
I’m still in an experimenting phase, trying to figure out what works both for me as a writer and, at the same time, for my audience. That means, first and foremost, exploring erotic mystery and related genres, but not abandoning other subgenres.
What is your favorite book of all time?
There are too many choices. Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey. Neil Gaiman’s Stardust. Most of the Jeeves series by P.G. Wodehouse? I just don’t know.
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