Interview with Mistress Ivey

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in North Georgia. We moved around a lot because my father worked construction. I don't know how that influenced my writing now, unless it's because my mother always rode roughshod over my father.
What got you interested in writing in the first place?
I have always wanted to write. I started with children's books when I was very young, but never submitted anything for publication. I didn't know how to do that, for one thing, and all the private publishing companies wanted too much money up front. But now, thanks to Smashwords, getting published is a breeze! I wish they had been around 25 years ago!
Who are your favorite authors?
I love murder mysteries, so my favorite authors include Sidney Sheldon, V.C. Andrews, Anne Rice, and a few others.
How did you first get interested in female led relationships?
I met my husband on line in a BDSM chat room. I was looking for a Master and he wasn't looking for anything. We just hit it off. So I started out as a “slave” to him and he taught me everything I know about being in charge when I decided I wanted to try it out. I guess I was a switch for awhile, but I don't switch anymore.
What made you choose to write about female lead relationships?
I noticed a lot of misinformation on the Internet when I was doing research as a requirement for becoming a Dominant. (My husband required the research.) When I realized there wasn't any place for the average woman to go to learn about becoming a Mistress for her husband, I decided to start my own blog with the average woman in mind. That was in 2010. Things have evolved since then.
Do you really practice what you preach in your own relationship?
I certainly do. I don't keep my husband in chastity all the time. We use chastity for a few months at a time. Other than that, I am in charge of everything, all the time (except when I am ill).
Are you planning any other books in the future?
Yes I am. I have to finish “The Marriage counselor” series first, of course, but I have other book outlines running through my mind for the future.
Do you plan to write any books that don't involve female led relationships?
Why would I do that? My fans are mainly men who fantasize about female led relationships. I don't want to disappoint them.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans are everything! They read my blog and give me feedback. They buy my books allowing me to spend more of my time writing. I love my fans. They are a great bunch of folks.
Describe your desk.
I couldn't possibly do that. It's such a mess, most of the time. Maybe I should have my husband organize it for me. Hmm...
Published 2013-09-02.
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