Interview with Summer Ling

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I was always precocious about sex. And, I wrote about sex in my earliest writings. So, my first short story was about a boy who has sex with a girl in a huge, concrete culvert for privacy. The next day he finds the girl downstream, drowned shortly after their assignation by a flash flood.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Away from the computer, my social side asserts itself. You can read all about it in my books.
What do you read for pleasure?
Personally, I prefer non-fiction. Mostly, I read biographies and history. But, I read a lot of classic fiction and the Great Books in my youth.
Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite authors are the ones who made ends meet by writing erotic stories for rich people. Thus were many great, timeless works financed.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I can read longer without eye strain or fatigue using my Kindle 3. It can, also, be used easily in bright sun. But, my iPad e-reader (Marvin) has many great features which are not available on the Kindle 3. Unfortunately, this means I need both mobi and epub copies of my e-books.
When did you first start writing?
I have always been fascinated by words, and I began writing short stories in my teens.
Describe your desk
My desk is my computer desktop. My physical desk is clean and neat as well.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My life is the story. I feet the need to justify my lifestyle by telling my story honestly. Perhaps, people can understand me, and people like me, better through my books.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love my own writing, my own words. I can read and reread my own work countless times for fun. But, the greatest joy has to be a fan, someone who understands and appreciates my writing.
What do your fans mean to you?
I have been a loner in life, but not by choice. Fans can offer me the support I never received from my family. To me, a fan is, simply, a friend.
Published 2014-02-25.
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