Interview with John Summers

How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Normally, especially of the category I write for, directly from nook suggestions or for searching for them.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Well when I was in high school I used to write erotic shorts for my love at the time, I don't remember how many, many of them where as taboo as well, we were both freaks.
What is your writing process?
I just throw it onto the paper while imagining the scene myself, I'm as... interested while writing it as some no doubtfully will be reading it. It's probably the biggest reason I write them. Anyway once the word vomit is onto the paper and I'm finished being interested, I'll clean it up as much as possible, not too hard to clean up shorts.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Jeez, no I don't, I've been reading since I was little, though of course not of the kind I write. I discovered that kind of entertainment sometime in middle school thanks to the rise of the internet.
How do you approach cover design?
I'm probably not going to bother too much, use GIMP and publicly available visuals to create something simple. Lets be honest, you don't read my shorts for their covers, if I put some hunk on the cover all it'd do was lead a bunch of confused, and soon to be disturbed, housewives into thinking i write romance.
What do you read for pleasure?
Huh, I read very little of the category I write for surprisingly, I enjoy horror or mystery most often.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
The all but extinct breed of the NOOK.
Describe your desk
I write whenever or wherever, on my (really needs to be cleaned) bed, at the dining room table, a large wooden circular thing, Starbucks, or here at work upon our metal table. That's right, I write smut at a job none the wiser, it's not like they pay me enough to care.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I've grown up in the south, it's... a really messed up place full of hypocritical values and racism and hate and those trying to fight it. I'm sure my experiences with those down here will influence my opinions thought i don't think my shorts will get too political.

My writing will be more influenced by my own sick mind and my experiences with past relationships.
When did you first start writing?
I think i answered this? I started writing erotic stories for my high school love, my second high school romance. I hated being a teen and she was the one good thing out of that time, and we where both dirty freaks, so she was into the smut i passed her disguised as little love notes.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I was in contact with my high school love not too long ago, and she's as open as ever. I learned far up in the north she still has many of my dirty stories, and while that is a bit weird, it was also pretty endearing, she's my first fan.

It hit me, as I was sitting their failing at selling real stories, sex sales. I buy it, you buy it (yes you do you dirty liar) it's in the big movie theaters! I could write short erotic stories again and sell them for cheep, at the very least I'd enjoy them, and others would enjoy them, and at 99 cents each if i never made over ten dollars to make me money, I might get a much bigger following, than you know, zero plus my mom.

And before you ask no, my mother is never going to read these.... for obvious reasons.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Smut sales, but I'm not just into smut, I'm into taboo, and I'm unknown as an author. Everyone that reads erotic stories has an e-reader these days, so all I have to do is get it out there and bam, I don't have to deal with publishers. Those that are interested in the kind of things I sale will find them mostly through the search engines, and I'll sell what I sell.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I write erotic stories, my greatest 'joy' is... well... I enjoy writing them as much, if not more, than I do reading those kind of stories. That plus writing itself, no matter of what, is a kind of joy and escape in itself not different from reading or playing a good video game.
What do your fans mean to you?
The world, my fans, my very scary disturbed fans that like the messed up crap i write will be the reason I can continue writing forever.
What are you working on next?
I'm working on my first short, which I finished and needs to be cleaned, and from them on I'll just keep tolling them out, posting them twice a month or so, depends how much in demand I am.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Family, believe it or not I'd like to write to make money so I could take care of my family and leave a job i dislike behind. Yeah it's a kind of messed up way to make money for my family, but it's not like they'll knowingly read my work.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Games, with my family, reading, with my best friend awkwardly clubbing.
Published 2015-03-03.
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Books by This Author

Unwanted
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,320. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Romance
Two taboo erotic short stories in one. Includes themes of forced consent and incest. A used mother with limited choices and her loving son have their lives changed forever by his obsessed best friend. A Mother's Passion shorts #1 Unwanted and #2 Unsure, approximately 8,000 words long.