Interview with Danica Steeleigh

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The chance to sit down and create a story that stimulates people's... fancies. Even if I'm not writing something sexy, I just like to tell stories that are fun to read.
What are you working on next?
A continuation of my first book, and then some other dirty stories. I've got a bunch of ideas, and I'm excited to get working on them.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I like to explore the great outdoors. Being from Michigan, I just need to hit the road for twenty minutes and I'm in the middle of nowhere. It's not just a great way to relax after a hard day at work, but it helps me work out some of my more... exhibitionist tendencies.
Who are your favorite authors?
I've always been a fan of Stephen King, Kurt Vonnegut, and George R.R. Martin, but I've had a special place in my nasty heart for authors like Robert Gluck, and dozens of douijin and online porn creators I can't even name right now. I'm usually not paying attention to their names ;)
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Smashwords and Kindle eStore, mostly.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
It was a little thing I wrote in elementary school to pass the time. I want to say it was about a girl astronaut traveling the galaxy and having adventures.
I was really into Star Wars back then.
What is your writing process?
Sit down, relax, and just let it flow. Once I think I'm done, I iron it out, proofreading and editing, look for continuity errors, and take out or add in stuff I think it needs. I recently found Scrivener, and it's helped me plan stuff out much more fluidly than having a billion Word docs open at once and flipping through them.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Probably Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone. I was never really into the swords and sorcery I'd seen in The Lord of the Rings - it was just too boring. However, Rowling's writing made me rethink the fantasy genre and really get into it.
What do you read for pleasure?
So. Much. Erotica.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My phone. Everyone knows what you're doing on a Kindle, but on your phone, you can just be checking Twitter.
Published 2016-05-01.
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