With regards to age play and fetish stories, I wrote my first story in 1999 - a year or so after I made the discovery online that age play and ABDL wasn't just a thought in my head, but in fact, was a thought that many people had.
I found a lot of ABDL stories online at the time. They were all creative and really well written, but none of them contained the essence of what age play detailed out to in my mind. So, I decided to try my hand at writing age play stories. And I'm very happy that I did.
What's the story behind your latest book?
This will certainly change with time, obviously. But I am filling this interview out of Thanksgiving Evening 2014. And currently, I am writing a book called "Crimson". It's the story of a girl with red hair who has a tendency to overthink everything in her life - from work to decisions to matters of the heart. She opens up to her latest boyfriend about her interest in "The Daddy's Girl Fetish" and he embraces it with her. Then she confesses how humiliation is also very near and dear to her heart.
But throughout the book, her boyfriend discovers that what they say about red heads is true. As she regresses and opens her heart, she is overcome with emotions - some being sexual, some being pure. But some also unlock an anger within her. And her boyfriend helps her deal with her tantrums - some so ferocious that they clearly indicate why no relationship has ever worked out for her.
But this time it will be different. As she is courted, spanked, disciplined and made to orgasm to exhaustion, she learns that the cheeks on her face are capable of holding a lot of color. And by the end, she show the hues of "Crimson".
The idea for the book stems from two requests I received: the first being to right stories with extreme humiliation in them and the second being to write a story about a girl who can act quite mean but who is taught otherwise by a Daddy who is kind.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Rejection from established publishers, quite honestly.
I pitched the idea of age play and ABDL to numerous publishing companies. Some sad no, outright - with no explanation. Other told me the subject was just too taboo for them.
So, I taught myself the ebook publishing process and boldly became an independent author.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords is the gateway to the ibookstore. I am able to publishing directly to Amazon (The Kindle), Barnes & Noble (The Nook), Kobo and Lulu (Paperbacks). But ibook is not very user-friendly at all. And having an aggregator like Smashwords enabled me to get onto the ibookstore.
Apple is a global giant and since Apple ipads are already all over the world, that meant that ibooks were already global and therefore popular. While I firmly believe that Amazon's Kindle is the ebook trend-setter and that Amazon's Kindle if the King of America - I also believe that the Apple ibook if the global king presently.
But having gotten onto Smashwords has also shown me quite a few other ebook companies I didn't even know existed.
Who are your favorite authors?
Stephen King - hands down. He's an amazing writer and has always produced compelling story lines.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Usually working at a theater or helping relatives with yard work. I have some relatives that are starting to get into their 70s. So, lending a hand in upkeep is necessary at this point to keep them independent. But I love bowling and taking road trips. And on occasion, I will watch Sylvester Stallone movies in marathon format. LOL
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. I wrote it in 1999 and at the time, I gave it the boring title of: "The Diapered Female". It was the story of a college girl who let her fetish secrets slip out at a drunken party at a frat house.
A decade after I wrote this story, I would change its title to: "Gabriel and Gina: When Fantasy Became Her Reality."
What is your writing process?
I think about it, just simply gaming out scenarios and story lines in my mind. Then I write down a very broad a general outline. Next, I come up with character names and give them personalities. I write out the sequence of events of the storyline and then I go back through the chapters and insert ABDL content. Then ... I start typing. And I keep typing until the story is finished.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes. It was on a website entitled: "AdultBaby-BBS". It was a message board and the story as written by someone with the username of Melanie. Reading the story I learned that Melanie was actually a guy. And the story he wrote, which he said was a true story, was about how he and his sister became roommates in their early 20s.
He told of how he was a diaper lover and also had a panty fetish. So when his sister would go out for a night on the town with her girlfriends, he would put on a diaper and then put om a pair of his sister panties as well.
One particular night he diapered-n-pantied himself and then fell asleep. The next morning, he woke and found a bunch of Polaroid pictures laying all around him on his bed. They were pictures of him laying there asleep with his sister and all her girlfriends sitting next to him.
The story went on to explain how his sister and her girlfriends would turn him into their play toy - going to so far as to dress him up in a babyish fashion and take him to a hole-in-the-wall bar.
Though this story had no examples of age play that appealed to me, the impact it had on me was the knowledge that if there were submissive guys and dominant girls out there who enjoyed age play - then that meant that there had to be submissive girls out there as well.
And I became hooked.
Do you write from real experiences you've had or from fantasies instead?
"The Zeke & Lily Saga", "The Story of Lucy", "The Voice", "Johnny & the Princess" and a few other random stories are closely based on real experiences from the past and from relationships. Therefore, the characters within those stories are closely based on real people.
Everything else is the stuff of fantasy.
What's something that makes you happy?
The Sense of Completion. - Setting out to do something and accomplishing it, regards of the obstacles faced or circumstances encountered.
And along those same lines ... Coming Through For Someone. - Being someone who is dependable.
What's something you would like to do in your lifetime that you haven't done yet?
For a crazy as it sounds, I would like to be a member of the crew of an Alaskan Crabbing trip.
What are five things people don't know about you.
1. I am left-handed. 2. I have an extremely weak stomach. My diet, therefore, must always be bland foods with no spice of any kind. And aside from just simply having a gentle nature, my weak stomach is the greatest "other" contributing factor as to why I'm not a butt-whoopin' Daddy. I can't be too physically near things like spanking and torture and such without getting an upset stomach. At different BDSM events, I've actually had to leave the room when such disciplining activities take place. 3. While I have chosen to no longer pursue remedy for it, I am a night owl because I have a sleeping disorder called "Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome." I was diagnosed in college and to get through college, I slept every other night - finding it much easier to fall asleep after having been up for nearly 48 hours. I've tried Zoloft, Ambien and quite a few different OTC sleeping medications - all of which I had success with but none of which I found lasting success with. 4. In complete darkness, I can play Guns 'n Roses "November Rain" on the piano. 5. I wrote a musical that was performed at a local dinner theater. And I've written 8 mystery plays, performed collectively at 4 other theaters.
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