Interview with Laura Lovecraft

Published 2014-07-14.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Providence RI and was greatly influenced BY HP Lovecraft, who was also born and lived here most of his life. I have visited many of the buildings he featured in his stories. Although I write erotica rather than horror, I feel living in such a historic city and surrounded by haunted dwellings and superstitions has greatly inspired my creativity and is the reason some of my erotica (notably Broken and Dark Genesis) have such an aura of Darkness about them.
What are you working on next?
I have several irons in the fire right now. I have several chapters done on Tales of the Circle book Two as well as part of a Circle one shot featuring Victoria Redding. In addition to that I am in the middle of reworking a novel length BDSM Romance; By Demons Driven. In the mix is some simple fun stuff, a foot fetish story as well as the next installment of My Friend's Hot Mom called Happy Hour. There's no rest for the wicked and this girl is pretty wicked.
Who are your favorite authors?
HP Lovecraft without a doubt! After that Robery McCammon, Peter Straub, Michael Slade(Ghoul is an all time classic!) and being that I am a comic geek-I once owned a comic book store- Alan Moore.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The desire to-as Mark from Broken and the Circle says-Take what I want. Nothing in life is free, We have to work for what we want and the day I stop pushing is the day I die.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I enjoy football and baseball, playing pool and have become addicted to words with friends! If any of my fans want to challenge me my handle is Lovecraft68!
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Confession time. With the exception of buying some e-books to support my fellow erotica authors, I only read actual books. Guess I'm old school, just can't beat the smell and feel of an old paperback or the beauty of a book case lined with hardcover editions.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, but it was more of a scene. It was supposed to be for a role play for my partner and I. It featured a woman named Allison and a lawyer named Mark. They would eventually evolve into two of the main characters of the Circle. The first full out sex scene I wrote was Allison toying with a young man, it was once published here as Almost Perfect, but I pulled it when it became part of Tales of The Circle.
What is your writing process?
It's my motto for everything. The three most powerful words from the best ad campaign ever. Just do it. I sit and I do it. I get a lot of ideas just as I fall asleep and wake up. I keep them in my mind and sit and let my muse tell me where I'm going.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Three Billy Goats Gruff LOL It taught me no matter how big you think you are there is someone better. My first "real" story was Lovecraft's The Outsider. I had a tough lonely childhood and I identified well with the character.
How do you approach cover design?
Many times I find the cover and it gives me the story so I guess I'm backwards. I look through sites like 123rf and if I see a pic that inspires a story I bookmark it. If I have the story first I make the cover fit. I've read stories that feature a brunette and the cover is a blonde, That stuff drives me nuts.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Tough one.The Exorcist because its so powerful. They Thirst, best Vampire novel ever. Pet Sematary, King's creepiest book by far, the story of "Zelda" gave me nightmares. The Watchmen Alan Moore, yes it is a graphic novel, but at the time set the industry on its ear. Paradise lost by Milton. Fantastic imagery and I want to sound sort of intelligent :)
What do you read for pleasure?
These days because I put so much time into writing, mostly short stories based on the Lovecraft Mythos. Chaosium press has a lot of good ones.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I read from my lap top if I read an e-book, but as mentioned before I'm a paperback kind of gal.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Word of mouth and managing to keep putting out new material, Every time I add a book to my library my older titles get sales as well. 13 so far this year with a goal of at least 25.
Describe your desk
A mess. littered with peppermint wrappers and cough drop wrappers(I am addicted to cough drops) bottles of yoohoo and a bottle of JD for when the muse is stalling. My office is a testament to my geekdom with walls plastered with posters of 1950's horror movies and comic book cover replicas. And one very hot poster of Cat woman lapping milk out of a bowl Meow!
When did you first start writing?
As a teen originally and all Lovecraft inspired horror stories. I took quite a few years off writing to pursue several different careers before writing that role play scene. It was hot and fun and I've been writing erotica ever since.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Well the sequel to Tales of The Circle....the story is I pretty much wrote myself into a box at the end of the first one and just recently found my way out of it. Its a balancing act between the Circle featured in book one along with The Chicago Circle introduced in Dark Genesis. Abigail Lefay is not an easy character to handle away from her own environment and to merge her with my other characters.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
First just to see if anyone would be interested in my fantasies and the worlds I have created in Broken and The Circle. In my four years of self publishing I have had a couple of offers from e-publishers to handle my books, but I like being in control and handling every facet. Also fact is why share the profits? My research showed me that I can put myself on every sales platform the publishers can put me so why would I? Granted it would be nice not to have to do every tedious little thing, but end of the day its a pleasure to know its mine and all mine.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Where to start? First, unlike most other sites, SW does not believe in censorship and I can publish all my taboo works here. Its also a friendly site, easy to use and I feel they truly want us to succeed. Selling here has given me the confidence to branch out to other venues, but I always list my new books here first.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Just telling a story and knowing others will read and enjoy it. Writing is a fantastic escape from real life and a way to relax, cut loose and hey, make some money as well. Its a pleasure to be able to do what you love and have some success with it.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything. I cannot describe the thrill I get when someone contacts me and tells me they enjoyed something I wrote. When I first started writing on a free site, it was fan feedback and support that kept me going and made me feel as if I were good enough to publish. I love corresponding with fans even if they are criticizing my work. I take all constructive feedback seriously and who better to talk to than the people buying my work?
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