Interview with Mintie Price

What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
There is a loving, wonderful, hilarious community of other erotica authors on Twitter. Add me @MintiePrice!
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Is it wicked of me to say Kindle?
What do you read for pleasure?
Literary erotic greats like Anais Nin, Pat Califia, the Marquis de Sade, Georges Bataille, and oh yes: Selena Kitt.

Outside of erotica, I adore Anthony Trollope, Somerset Maugham, Daniel Handler, and Angela Carter.
Describe your desk
I work at my kitchen table with my orange kitty Gub, a glass of gin with sparkling water, and usually a bowl of cheddar popcorn. My world revolves around gin and popcorn.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
It's not about "where" as much as it's about "how." My mother was extremely religious. We weren't allowed to watch Rugrats and she prayed in tongues; that kind of religious. I also never received a sex education in school or from my mother, so all of this made sex a highly exciting mystery. It still feels forbidden and wonderful.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I dream about having a huge body of erotic work, so that anyone who wants to read a dirty short will find what they are looking for within my archives. It's what I'm calling My Erotic Content Empire. It's going to take time, but I'll get there.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Masturbating. Mowing my lawn. Trying to work out in my living room. Eating quesadillas. Reading.
What is your writing process?
I write 500 words every day. Even on holidays. 500 is the perfect pace for me to get stories done without sacrificing quality or stressing myself out.
How do you approach cover design?
Templates! I had a designer friend help me create a cover template for three lengths of stories. That way I can just edit a stock image and drop it into the background. It's speedy and looks wonderful.

If you like my designs, send me an email at mintieprice@gmail.com and I can refer you to my designer friend. She's incredible.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I just hate people telling me what to do. I can't even date boys who make outfit suggestions.
Published 2016-05-25.
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