Interview with Allister Remm

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Writing for me is the best way I've found to articulate my thoughts. It's a way to make my ideas tangible using only a word processor and my own abilities. It's a medium that's easy to get into but difficult to master. When used properly, it takes a limited medium such as text on a page or computer screen, and uses it to create a deep, intricate world that stimulates the imagination and leaves a memorable impression upon the reader.
Who are your favorite authors?
That's a tough one to answer as it's never the author that pulls me into a book. It's the story. I could list some of my favorite stories, though making an ordered list would be nearly impossible as my favorites change depending on my mood. My favorite story at the moment could be an exceptionally well thought forum post, or it could be a novel that's heavier then a cat.

There are plenty of great authors out there. You don't need me to tell you who they are.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Something in the summary has to catch my eye. An intriguing character. A plot that interests me. Something that breaks the typical mold. Some mix of going against standard tropes while still being enjoyable.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I do, but that story has been long deleted and will never see the light of day. We all had to start somewhere of course. That doesn't mean that our early efforts are always worth preserving.
What is your writing process?
First would be forming the idea. Sometimes the idea comes as one scene, then I work from that point to construct the rest of the story. Other times the idea will come all at once. And sometimes I'll write on the fly, making up an idea as I go along. Time Capsule is an example of writing something on the fly. I sat down at a typewriter and just wrote and wrote until I was satisfied. I left in every error and alignment problem because that's exactly how it would have been. The story of Time Capsule is more then just the words on the page. Every imperfection tells its own story.

For more serious work, I write the draft and I let it sit. Then I will go back and re read it multiple times while making revisions until I feel it's good enough.
How do you approach cover design?
There's an old saying that you can't judge a book by its cover. In spite of that I feel we do judge books by their covers. The cover is your first impression. You see it and usually process what it is in a split second. A moment later you have an opinion about it. It's just human nature.

I tend to design my covers to feature objects that relate to the story in some way. I also look for ways to catch the reader's eye, something to tell them that this may be something different then they expect.
Describe your desk
Wooden, well worn, but solid. Somewhat messy, but not overflowing with junk. Home to various objects. Some of these objects are used on a near daily basis while others I hold onto for sentimental reasons. There is almost always an object on it that I'll occasionally pick up and mindlessly fiddle around with. Something I can play with that doesn't require too much thinking. And no it's not a fidget spinner.
When did you first start writing?
When I got my first laptop over 15 years ago. It was outdated even at the time and wasn't good for much more then word processing. I wrote in secret, almost never sharing my stories with anyone. My stories were for my own personal amusement at the time. I could create characters that appealed to me. I could control their fates. I could shape them how I wanted to.

Looking back on it there were hints that I'd get into writing at some point in my life. I took to reading at an early age and by grade school I had a reading level more advanced then all of my peers. If a book interested me, it didn't matter how thick it was I would finish it and look for sequels to it. I looked forward to going to a book store or a library just to see if there was a story that piqued my interest.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I debated it for years actually. It always came down to the question of was I "good enough"? I finally decided that yes I was. I finally decided that it was time to put the years of practicing in secret to use and start sharing my works with a wider audience.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I work on various technical projects. I am a jack of all trades in areas of technical expertise. Often I am able to use my knowledge in my stories to give them better accuracy whenever I can.
What do you read for pleasure?
Whatever interests me at the time. For example I could be interested in an old magazine, say a copy of National Geographic that's over forty years old. I wouldn't be interested in it for its articles most likely. I'd be interested in its ads, its glimpses into the era of which it was printed. An old magazine is very much a period piece.

Another example could be a Wikipedia article on a subject that interests me, or a review for a product I'm interested in, or even a movie script. Website articles, comical forum posts... there is a lot to read out there.
Published 2017-09-29.
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Books by This Author

Return to Pleasant Pines
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 11,010. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica
The sequel to Pleasant Pines picks up with Sadie and Dr. Madison having cultivated a relationship. Together they explore their own bondage kinks, while Sadie studies the Bible.
Your Gun Won't Work On Me, Officer
Price: Free! Words: 3,570. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Sci-Fi Erotica
The night started out like most others for Officer Malenski. A routine patrol takes a turn for the strange when she pulls over a van with an expired license plate. She soon discovers that the driver is something that neither her training nor her gun can handle.
Pleasant Pines Women's Rehabilitation Center
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 15,960. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Women's Erotica
Sadie Williams has given up on humanity. She's unhappy about being forced to check into Pleasant Pines. It's there where she meets Dr. Madison, an intelligent and intense woman who begins to educate Sadie about who she really is, what she really wants, and what happens when she breaks the rules.
G.C. Logs: 2001
Series: The G.C. Corporation. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,160. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Sci-Fi Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Historical
This time we dip into another data tape holding the personal logs of a Dr. Loeb, who was in charge of a secret project designed to learn more about how the human brain functions. A young woman back in 2001 agreed to undergo bi-weekly brain scans. Her name was Trixie.
The Facility
Series: The Facility. Price: Free! Words: 14,490. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Sci-Fi Erotica
The Facility has been publicly exposed to the world. External pressures and internal chaos are threatening to tear it apart. The higher ups launch a PR offensive to let the world know just what The Facility is, and what it does in an effort to prevent a hostile takeover.
A Pair of Shiny Pink Leggings
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,650. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Sci-Fi Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Women's Erotica
Various women around the country receive mysterious packages in the mail on the same day. Each of these packages contain a pair of leggings made from some smooth metallic looking pink material. Katie receives one such package and intrigued, she tries the leggings on. Then she finds they won't come off. Then things take a turn for the orgasmic when she's captured by a mysterious man.
The Interrogator
Price: Free! Words: 4,740. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Sci-Fi Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Men's Erotica
Axel is an interrogator who doesn’t use torture to extract the information he wants. His subjects end up enjoying their time with him, as Jacklyn is about to discover.
G.C. Logs: 1998
Series: The G.C. Corporation. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,210. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Sci-Fi Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Men's Erotica
Dr. Rontal was the lead scientist working on G.C.'s secret mind control research from mid 1995 up until he suddenly disappeared in June of 1998. All copies of his personal logs were supposed to have been destroyed. However a backup copy managed to survive. Its contents may hold the key to G.C's eventual undoing.
G.C Stories: Jenny
Series: The G.C. Corporation. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 11,130. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
Jennifer Hayes is the beautiful owner of a small company that was recently bought out by G.C. Her beauty usually hides her ugly control freak personality. Little does she know that her rival Melissa is even more of a control freak and has her sights set on her. She wants to brainwash Jennifer to make her orgasm on demand and control everything about her, right down to her bodily functions.
G.C. Logs: 1995
Series: The G.C. Corporation. Price: Free! Words: 2,690. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Historical, Fiction » Erotica » Sci-Fi Erotica
Hidden in the bowels of the G.C. Corporation's main building are records from the scientists participating in G.C's mind control research going back more then twenty years. These are the personal logs from the lead scientist's who worked on the project in 1995.
G.C Stories: Julie
Series: The G.C. Corporation. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 12,940. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Erotica » Sci-Fi Erotica
Julie Mikkelsen is young and beautiful, with a well sculpted body thanks to good genes and exercise. Having recently broken up with her boyfriend, her boss Alan has taken an interest in her. He's determined to have her, and has no interest in getting to know her the right way.
This Wasn't Supposed to Happen!
Price: Free! Words: 7,180. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Sci-Fi Erotica
A mad scientist by the name of Catherine kidnaps a young woman named Kimberly with the goal of turning her into her newest slave. However this time, the process goes very wrong. What follows are the humorous adventures of Catherine, Kimberly, and their 7 foot tall intelligent dog, Rufus.
Typewriter vs. Word Processor
Price: Free! Words: 410. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Technological
An old skool mechanical typewriter and a modern day word processor debate with each other over whether or not the typewriter still serves a purpose in the 21st century.
Just Relax and Look At The Light: Closure
Series: The Facility. Price: Free! Words: 7,440. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Erotica » General
Having chosen to stay, Maxine now oversees the well being of over 50 sex slaves at The Facility. Things were going pretty good until one of the handlers died of a heart attack followed shortly afterwards by his slave's suicide. This story follows the aftermath from Maxine's POV, and explores the inner workings of The Facility.
Just Relax and Look At The Light: Chloe
Series: The Facility. Price: Free! Words: 10,140. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Erotica » Romance
Former child star Chloe Winters has been hearing rumors about The Facility for some time. Obsessed with finding out more, she contacts several people who are rumored to have a connection with The Facility. She soon wakes up in a training cell, and will be forced to submit to her trainer in a unique, intimate way.
G.C Stories: Selena
Series: The G.C. Corporation. Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 6,110. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General, Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica
One day shortly before her Christmas vacation, Selena receives a gift from her boss. The gift turns out to be a pink leather thong with built in vibrators. Selena finds herself compelled to wear this thong as part of her work attire. This holiday themed companion to The G.C. Corporation focuses on two more employees of the company as they celebrate the holidays and learn about each other.
Just Relax and Look At The Light: Maxine
Series: The Facility. Price: Free! Words: 8,460. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary, Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
(4.00 from 1 review)
The Facility kidnaps Maxine, a young woman studying psychology. After being hypnotized, she wakes up and learns that she's going to be trained to become their newest sex slave. However she soon realizes that they have another reason for abducting her.
The G.C. Corporation
Series: The G.C. Corporation. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 20,500. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
Working at the G.C. Corporation is the American dream. Its friendly corporate environment abounds with opportunities for career advancement. Sarah is given one such opportunity when she's recruited to test a new prototype game console featuring a sentient A.I. Little does she know she's being slowly brainwashed into becoming a submissive sex slave for the company.
Just Relax and Look At The Light: Vanessa
Series: The Facility. Price: Free! Words: 10,000. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
Recently discharged from the army, Vanessa wakes up in The Facility. She soon discovers that she has been given hypnotic conditioning to limit her resistance. In spite of this she is determined not to be broken by her captors.
Dr. Hertzenmeierfertzenbuerger Volume 5: Darts and Tacos
Series: Dr. Hertzenmeierfertzenbuerger. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,470. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Comedy/Humor, Fiction » Erotica » Sci-Fi Erotica
Armed with new darts for her tranquilizer gun, Keri once again sets out to capture a new sex slave for the doctor. However she soon learns the hard way that whatever is in those new darts it's not a tranquilizer.
Just Relax and Look At The Light: Sarah
Series: The Facility. Price: Free! Words: 10,090. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary, Fiction » Erotica » General
Repressed and ignored by her cheating husband, Sarah has had enough and decides to cheat on him as well. After unknowingly consuming a drugged drink at the local bar, Sarah wakes up at a sex slave facility. Here she will be forced to spend two weeks as an obedient sex slave before making a life changing decision.
Dr. Hertzenmeierfertzenbuerger Volume 4: The Social Justice Warrior
Series: Dr. Hertzenmeierfertzenbuerger. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,510. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Comedy/Humor, Fiction » Erotica » Sci-Fi Erotica
In this cultural sensitivity focused story, both Keri and Dr. Hertzenmeierfertzenbuerger receive an impromptu lesson in social justice and develop a better understanding of the social justice movement and those who are outraged by it.
Dr. Hertzenmeierfertzenbuerger Volume 3: The Game Show
Series: Dr. Hertzenmeierfertzenbuerger. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,500. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Comedy/Humor, Fiction » Erotica » Sci-Fi Erotica
Dr. Hertzenmeierfertzenbuerger hosts a game show with three female contestants where the winners will be allowed to go free, while the loser gets brainwashed.
Dr. Hertzenmeierfertzenbuerger Volume 2: The Cat Girl
Series: Dr. Hertzenmeierfertzenbuerger. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,590. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Comedy/Humor, Fiction » Erotica » Sci-Fi Erotica
The doctor's wacky experiments continue with an unexpected accident creating a new creature. Now they must deal with the consequences of messing with the laws of nature.
Dr. Hertzenmeierfertzenbuerger Volume 1
Series: Dr. Hertzenmeierfertzenbuerger. Price: Free! Words: 1,160. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Comedy/Humor, Fiction » Erotica » Sci-Fi Erotica
Meet Dr. Hertzenmeierfertzenbuerger, a mad scientist with a ridiculously long name and an illegal lab where he brainwashes women. He along with his beautiful lab assistant Keri capture and transform women into sex slaves in this satirical take on erotic mind control stories.
An Unexpected Result
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,430. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Sci-Fi Erotica
Hired to illegally test a new type of pacification device, Barbara successfully kidnaps a young woman by the name of Madison for her new test subject. However that's about the only thing that goes right. Between learning about Madison's medical condition and the unexpected problems with the testing environment, Barbara discovers that getting caught by the authorities is the least of her worries.
Rachael's New Mistress
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,040. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica, Fiction » Horror » General
Beautiful, young, and depressed. Happiness is not a state easily obtained by Rachael. However a mysterious figure is determined to give her a new life and a new purpose. They will stop at nothing to transform Rachael into their happy new pet.
So What If It's Haunted?
Price: Free! Words: 5,080. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Claire moves into a house rumored to be haunted by a poltergeist. It isn't long before objects begin to launch themselves at her as if thrown by some invisible force. Determined not to be scared off like the others before her, Claire sets out to discover the truth about her new home.
Cassy's Trials
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,370. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Erotica » Sci-Fi Erotica
Six months after her mind and body makeover, Cassy now enjoys a delightfully kinky relationship with her new master. She continues to work at her job, programming files for new patients. However she is soon reminded that one mistake is all it takes to change her life forever.
200,000 Miles
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,880. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Back in October 1999 a truck was made, just one of many. The years passed, the body rusted, and the miles climbed. By May of 2017 it reached 200,000 miles. That's when the strange note appeared.
Time Capsule
Price: Free! Words: 110. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(3.00 from 1 review)
In 1955 a time capsule containing a typewriter was buried and forgotten about. 137 years later, someone uncovered it and put it to use.
Cassy's Choice
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,310. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Sci-Fi Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
There are some situations where a mistake can lead to disaster. Working as a tech specializing in nanomachine aided cosmetic surgery, Cassandra knows this all too well. As she soon finds out, even someone as prepared as her can make a life changing mistake. Sometimes however, a mistake can become the perfect catalyst, leading someone to a risky decision they might never make otherwise.