When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love being outdoors and active. I ride my bike and workout regularly. When I have some downtime, I enjoy sitting quietly and allowing my fertile imagination to dream up new scenarios and characters for my stories.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I think the first stories I ever read by myself were A.A. Milne stories of Pooh Corner. As an adult, I started reading classics after a college course. As for the impact, I believe that books have the ability to transport us to understand parts of ourselves we may not otherwise discover. Within erotica, my hope is to help my readers embrace their sensual nature and find expression for it in ways that enhace their own sense of well-being and excite their relationships. The best books I've read have reaffirmed me.
How do you approach cover design?
I find someone with immense talent to do it for me in a way that embraces the mood and content of my stories. (I found my cover designer on Smashwords)
What are your five favorite books, and why?
My favorites are: Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand (A true and empowering tale of humans at their best and worst) Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill (spiritual and enthusiastic) My Idea of Fun, Will Self (absolutely brilliant command of the language), everything by Joseph Conrad for his wonderful story telling ability, and John Adams by David McCollough (an amazing man revealed by an equally amazing historian)
What do you read for pleasure?
As many great authors as I can get my hands on. I also enjoy reading books of self awareness and inspiration.
Describe your desk
My desk is usually my lap while sitting in an overstuffed chair--or hunched over a cup of tea and a worn table at my favorite coffee shop,
What's the story behind your latest book?
Amorous Aristocrats is a collection of short stories set in a community of luxury homes. The ten stories reveal the desires, infidelities and sexy escapades of the residents of Caldecott Knolls. My stories are developed with believable characters, intriguing plots and, of course, steamy sex. The second book in this series--a new collection of short stories--will be available in late summer, 2014.
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