Interview with T.J. Christian

When did you first start writing?
I began writing in Junior High School back in the mid-80s. I was (and still am) a ravenous reader and I finally got to the point that I felt like I could write too. In fact, I had to write. The more I read, the more stories of my own began to materialize in my head. It got to the point that I just had to write them down and get them out.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Telling an interesting and compelling story. I love to create and build an imaginative world to share with everyone.
Who are your favorite authors?
In no particular order: Robert McCammon, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Lee Child, Christopher Moore, Laurell K. Hamilton, Piers Anthony, Frank Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and Orson Scott Card.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I don't remember the first story, but I do remember the one that I really liked the most (as far as those early stories are concerned). It was a story about a teenager that had just received his first car. The problem was, he liked to run over small animals with it. Then one night, he ran over a raccoon on the way home and the raccoon came back to haunt him. Cheesy--yes, but I really liked it.
What is your writing process?
I'm really a pantser and usually follow my characters. I have a list of things that I want to see happen (and usually an ending), but they are never set in stone. Sometimes, the best story is the one that veers away from my intended path.
Published 2016-02-25.
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Books by This Author

Casual Encounters: Erotic Short Stories and Poetry
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 68,880. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
What if we were to give ourselves to a complete stranger? What if we there were no consequences? What if, for once, we gave into that unbridled longing for desire and lust?
Never: A Casual Encounters Short Story
You set the price! Words: 19,330. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal, Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
A vampire seduces a young man to being her host, but her real plans are much darker than he realizes.
Holly's Flower: A Casual Encounters Short Story
You set the price! Words: 16,080. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal, Fiction » Erotica » Suspense/Mystery
What happens when your own past is unknown, a mystery locked away inside yourself? This is Holly Morris. She lives her dull life day to day, until Mike shows up with a vase of flowers. Thus begins the whirlwind of emotions and memories as little by little, they are revealed.
Cemetery Dance: A Casual Encounters Short Story
You set the price! Words: 8,550. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal
Grieving the death of her husband, James, Gail visits his gravesite on the anniversary of his death. However, unknown to her, his spirit has been tied to this world because she has been unable to let him go. Through a means by which she doesn't fully understand, Gail and James are able to spend one last night together.
Night Swim: A Casual Encounters Short Story
You set the price! Words: 5,850. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica
Allen and Liz meet for the first time at the college pool. The son of the swimming coach, Allen has free access to the aquatic center. Liz, the next door neighbor, joins him one night and it's a night Allen will never forget.
Not A Fan: A Casual Encounters Short Story
You set the price! Words: 6,230. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica
Not a fan of football, Tony and Sandy soon discover that they are a fan of one another.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 37,580. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Sometimes, the zombies are not the real monster. Taught to survive off the land, Christopher's days turn monotonous in the constant search for food. Then one day, he stumbles upon a mysterious red box containing pictures-pictures of a family he never knew existed. With the discovery of the pictures, Chris now wonders just how many secrets his father had kept from him.
Running on Empty: A Casual Encounters Short Story
You set the price! Words: 7,560. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Melinda's had a bad day. Her boyfriend broke up with her and she is stranded in a car without gas or a means to pay. Brian, a complete stranger, comes to her rescue and helps her get back on her feet. Her "thank you" to him for his help is something he wont ever forget.
A Taste of Bloodwine
You set the price! Words: 14,370. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal, Fiction » Horror » Undead
A weekend of tennis rained out and stuck in a hotel...what's a vampire to do? Well, Dian's not just there for the tennis. Her and Anthony, her human host and husband, are tracking a sexual predator and intend to do what the legal system has been unable to do...take The Target out.
Blue Rose
You set the price! Words: 14,520. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Sci-Fi Erotica
Follow Jimmy on his 18th birthday as he enjoys an unforgettable present from his best friend. Then go with him off world in the employ of a corporation that represents something far different than what he thought he was signing up to do.