Interview with Lizette Lynne

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing? Wow. I think it's actually finishing a story. There's an elation that comes with the creation process that's like nothing else. I did it! I FINISHED!
What are you working on next?
Next, I'm working on publishing my first full-length novel, called "How to Become a Space Slut in 15 Steps or Less". It's a science fiction erotica romp full of aliens, and it's finished except for the final polishing and the cover art! Can't wait!
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My cat. 6:00 am, rain or shine, it's time for feeding the cat. No, seriously, what gets me out of bed each day? The world. The sun. My beloved partner. My fantastic friends. The promise of hot coffee and cold ice cream. The smell of my roses through the bedroom window. There are thousands of wonderful things in every day that are more than worth getting out bed for.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Gardening, mostly. We bought a house a few years back, and the drought has inspired us to switch to low-water landscaping, so I have a lot of gardening to do. Having my hands in the dirt helps inspire me and keeps me grounded.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I have a Nexus pad and it has just about every e-reader app on it. I'm also on Twitter and set up for alerts from some of my favorite authors so I never miss a favorite.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I think it was something about a kitten that became a princess. Hey, I was 5. Don't judge.
What is your writing process?
Coffee. Coffee. Chocolate. Coffee. Coffee. Honestly, though. I wake up early, put my headphones on, fill the French Press, and then just start typing at the beginning and write until it's finished. (Often to my partner's chagrine.)
How do you approach cover design?
With Photoshop and stock photos. And a huge pile of self-doubt, second-guessing, and feedback from my fans via Facebook.
What do you read for pleasure?
Well, it's probably no surprise that I read a lot of erotica, but I like a wide variety of genres. High fantasy, historical romance, science fiction, mysteries, thrillers- I like them all.
Describe your desk
I'm the biggest clutter bug in the universe. We have a small house, so I tend to write either at the kitchen table (to be closer to the espresso machine, of course!) or in my back garden. There's a stack of notebooks and my back-up hard-drive on my right and my coffee cup and snacks on the left.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Face it, I write some weird stuff. Elves, fairies, shape-shifters, aliens with tentacles... and all doing all kinds of things. There's an audience for it, but most publishers won't see that right off the bat. Trying to quantify what I write isn't easy. I've found self-publishing is the easiest way to reach all of my lovely wonderful readers.
Published 2014-09-04.
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Books by This Author

Become a Space Slut in Thirteen Easy Steps
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,130. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Sci-Fi Erotica
When Earth is conquered by the Gadaraz, Vina LaPlace, daughter of a prominent senator, finds herself penniless and alone on Turing Station. After befriending an exquisite sex-bot, she discovers an exciting new life, but there's a war on, and Vina is being hunted by an alien assassin. She'll need to rely on every trick she's turned in order to survive.
FeyWardens: Kobold & The Prince
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,470. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal
When Stone Elf Prince Tibon unwittingly trespasses in the forest, he finds himself captured by an Unseelie Fey. As the interrogation turns into an erotic adventure, Tibon realizes he’s having a wonderful time. Or would be, if his captor weren't entirely invisible! Newly revised version of 'Feeling UnSeelie". M/M BDSM Erotic Short Story, 6,400 Words