Interview with Houlden Hemmings

When did you first start writing?
I started writing in high school, as a reporter for my high school newspaper. Believe it or not, there was a lot to it. I definitely learned the "fundamentals", but more than that... I discovered I had a 'passion' for meeting people, interviewing them, and frequently making my 'twist' on it. People said it was the best part of the paper... who knows.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I've had a 'private-audience' for quite some time. More and more of my readers encouraged me to publish my work. At a certain point, I thought... "why not." - My readers are typically well-educated, and appreciate a non-formulaic / non-predictable story. - I'm flattered by the response I've gotten over the years.
Who are your favorite authors?
I have a 'bunch' of faves: Hemmingway (no surprise there...) / Joseph Heller, (is there a better book than "Catch 22?" / Norman Mailer / Salinger / -- all these sound like 'name-dropping' and 'clichés'... But really, a good writer has to be a "reader" first... I love to read.. . as much as I love to write.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I go to the gym a lot... it's a very social place for me. I ride motorcycles... you'd be surprised how many people you meet when you're a 'rider'. I'm a student-of-life, an 'observer' and 'participant' of 'the world' and what goes on in it. I'm interactive with: life, love, sex, and just the "joy" of being alive.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I DO... it was a VERY boring story of my memoires. TOTALLY self-serving... but, I leaned a lot, and change my writing focus away from me, and more toward my reader... the rest was 'progressive'; year after year, people said they liked my "voice"... The foundation of writing is the failed attempts, the "stupid-stuff", the number one sin of most writers is... "Don't be boring!"
What is your writing process?
It's actually a secret... I DO have a creative process to "get me started", but... I'm not prepared to divulge it. I kinda stumbled on it, and don't want to share. (Sorry)
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes, I read it in grammar school, and it was called "Hotrod", a story about a kid who built his first hotrod, and how it became a 'way-of-life' for him. It was similar to the movie, "American Graffiti..." - A good read then, and probably now.
How do you approach cover design?
I was a professional photographer as a young man, and leaned the value of 'depicting' an image My photography experience has served me well over the course of my life. One of the more interesting aspects was: 'meeting people'. I'd literally ask them if I could take their picture. I was surprised at how often taking the picture led to more contact; (frequently, I didn't even have film in the camera.)
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Man, I'm a "life-participant",,, I don't NEED inspiration to get me out of bed... I "welcome the dawn", eager to start the day, and just as eager to write. I'm not bragging at all, to me... Life is sweet, under-appreciated, full of joy and fulfillment. --- "L'chaim"... "To life'... It's a gift, appreciate it.
What is your e-writing advice?
Develop your writing voice / READ!! / go out and explore / be open to other views... --- Most importantly, "Write with passion, 'feel' it."
Published 2015-09-20.
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Books by This Author

The Girl I Met In The Park
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,300. Language: American English. Published: October 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Men's Erotica
It’s amazing and sexy who you can meet, and what you can do in a public park. This story describes how a visiting business executive meets two young college co-eds, and then furthers their sex-education.
You Have to Put Out to Go Out
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,160. Language: American English. Published: October 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Men's Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Women's Erotica
The entertainment industry thrives on ‘favors’. This story chronicles how the process works. Turns out, it revolves around sex – in front of the camera, and also behind it.
Moms Three-Way
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,680. Language: American English. Published: October 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Menage/Multiple Partners, Fiction » Erotica » MILF
A mid-west sexy mom explores lusty sex with her new boyfriend and her 18 year old son. All three are surprised at how pleasurable, erotic, and carnal their desires are.
The Prince of Rides
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,220. Language: American English. Published: October 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Men's Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » General
What do you do when you have the biggest dick around...use it! You choose who, you choose when, you choose for others. David’s forceful conquests will take you for a ride as he gets away with it all with girls and guys alike.
Teacher Finally Gets It
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,630. Language: American English. Published: October 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Menage/Multiple Partners, Fiction » Erotica » Men's Erotica
A prim schoolteacher seeks technical help and finds school in session for her sexual needs. She denies, and finds her wanton side as she’s faced with throbbing cocks and sure-handed pussy persuasion in the orgy of a fourway.
Checking On Ethan
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,820. Language: American English. Published: October 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Men's Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
The author offers to ‘check in’ on his girlfriend’s 18-year old son while she attends an out of town conference. - Adult supervision is the main idea, making sure he and the house are safe; (think “Risky Business” here.) Turns out, the author wants to start his own party, and he’s eager to see if the son likes to play.
Sex 103: Connie, Paul and Me
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,980. Language: American English. Published: October 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Menage/Multiple Partners, Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica
The author offers to teach his inexperienced young friend the ‘ways of the world’, (at least the sexual ways.) He enlists his unsuspecting girlfriend to help him out. It took a bit of convincing, but she finally agrees to give it a try. - Their adventure covers the gamut of sexual enlightenment and enjoyment between different genders, and different ages.
How Movies Are Really Made
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,150. Language: American English. Published: October 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Menage/Multiple Partners, Fiction » Erotica » Men's Erotica
A Hollywood producer tells the story of how the "casting couch" is used in Hollywood. - If you think any actor or actress just calls a producer or director and says, "Hey, I want to be in your movie" think again. The famous casting couch is very real and used everyday. This story reveals the people who use "the couch" to full advantage. - Not only for the producers... the actors use it too.
Chet: A Cuckhold Story
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,140. Language: American English. Published: October 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Erotica » Menage/Multiple Partners
(5.00 from 1 review)
Husband, Chet is hard pressed to say ‘No’, when an aggressive return visitor takes over his house, and forcefully teaches Chet, and his wife Ellen, the ways and secret pleasures of the world of S & M. They learn there is no possibility of refusal to any humiliation he chooses for them.
Incest: How Much Actually Goes On
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,550. Language: American English. Published: October 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary, Fiction » Erotica » General
Incest is one of the most talked about subjects in erotic sexuality. This is the story of a young man who asked his mother to teach him how to dance. Both were surprised at 'how far' the dance went. That incest-awakening led him to seek out others who were involved in incestuous contact. He discovered a whole other world, and was surprised at how pervasive it was.
The Seduction of Timothy
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,320. Language: American English. Published: September 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Men's Erotica
One night, a married Timothy got a little drunk and couldn't drive home from an office party. A good friend of his, who had always found him attractive, figured he was never going to have a better chance of seducing him... He offered to drive him home, and have a quick nightcap at his place. Timothy's eye-opening adventure expanded his sexual world immensely.
Linda and her Lab
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,810. Language: American English. Published: September 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General, Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
One night I convinced my girlfriend, Linda, to do it with her dog, Fletcher. Linda had never thought about it before, but Fletcher was always humping her leg. It took a bit of convincing, but Linda finally agreed to give it a try; (and was amazed at how good it was.)