Interview with Sacha Haughtee

Why did you write this book?
[Sacha]

I wrote this book because I want to dispel some of the myths about escorts.
What makes this book different?
[Sacha]

This book has two narrators. The reader gets to hear the thoughts and descriptions from both of the main characters. They have different perceptions of the events and they aren't always on the same page. The characters have many layers of personality that get reveled throughout the work. This is a journey of discovery and liberation. This is also a secret love story.
What motivated you to write this book?
[Max]

I was telling some buddies the story from Chapter 9 of ESCORT: "Oh That's Right" and they said this is a great story and that it must be preserved for future generations. That's when I wrote down all the events and dialog from that special night in minute detail. It felt good to be able to read the story and know that others could read it even after I'm dead and buried. The things that were said and done were too precious to not record for prosperity.

It was not long until even more noteworthy stories occurred, so we wrote those down. Then we realized that the stories would have better context if we wrote down the lead up to how they happened, so we wrote what had happened before. By then even more juicy events unfolded, so we kept writing them down. We started to fill in the gaps and document all the interesting details. Before we knew it, we had a whole book. A big book.
Where does the material for the book come from?
[Max]

These are all true stories and are told first-hand. All of these things happened to the persons that these characters are based on. This book has 30 years of research and took over five years to write.
What do readers like about this book?
[Max]

Some merely say that it's too dirty for them. The rest say that it's funny and dirty. They tell me that the lead characters are believable and their emotions are felt. Everyone laughs out loud when they read it. We still laugh at the bedroom humor and the interaction between the two main characters. This is a funny book and a dirty book. Everyone that reads it asks us for the sequel, we're writing it as fast as we can.
What are your favorite quotes from the book?
[Sacha]

"If only I knew at the time that this day would be the point of no return, that once a girl crosses certain moral and personal boundaries, there's no going back."

[Max]

"My butt's a pussy."
Did you always want to be a writer?
[Sacha]

If I had to do the typing, then we wouldn't have a book.

[Max]

No, my worst subjects in school were English and writing. I have however, always liked to tell stories, but I was never interested in writing before I started this book. We wrote this first book as a result of the strong response we got from people we told the stories to. We want to share these outrageous stories with others for their entertainment.
Are the characters real, is this really a true story?
[Sacha]

We realize that this is hard to believe, but they are totally real people. Everything happened just as it is described in the book. It's OK if you don't believe it, we don't believe it either, and we're the people it happened to!

[Max]

People tell me that there is some repetition in the book, and there is, because this is what really happened. Readers say the book reads like a transcript, and it does, because it essentially is a recording of actual events. A woman told me, 'I expected to be more aroused by it.' and I replied, 'This is not erotica, this is non-fiction. This is a true story.'
Where did the cover art come from?
[Sacha]

We hired and photographed about a half-dozen professional models over a four month period and we didn't like any of the photos. Then, on a whim, Max took some shots of me. This made sense because I am a retired professional model. We looked over all the photos from all the models and we liked this one the best. Max made the final cover art.
Where did your logo come from, what is your logo supposed to be?
[Sacha]

The only answer I can give is "Our logo represents whatever is in the eye of the beholder."
Max sees a woman's silhouette from the back. I see a guy's nut sack. Some people see other things: a pair of breasts, the letter "W", the outline of a harp, all kinds of crazy stuff. What do you see?

[Max]

Inspired by the female form, and by Pablo Picasso's "Le Femme", I drew up a logo for my first consulting company, named "Betcherass Consultants" which was a crude, hand-drawn version of what finally became our logo for Sacha and Max Publications, which is my own stylized view of Sacha's back side.
What other projects are you working on?
[Sacha]

I've got two kids to raise, so you'd better ask Max that one.

[Max]

The second book in the Trilogy, "MILFs" is being written now. We hope to release it by early spring. The final book is being outlined now. The schedule is to release it by fall. We hope to have them sooner, but this is a realistic schedule.
Published 2015-03-07.
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