Interview with Ada Lazuli

What are your five favorite books, and why?
1. Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson - I'm a bit of a poetry nerd. Dickinson captured my imagination. Her terseness and the large scope of her work can leave one in awe. Even though I write erotic fiction now, poetry's impression on me will never leave.

2. Poems by Wisława Szymborska - Such great imagery.

3. Collected Poems of Sappho - Sappho, the great ancient lesbian. With sexy poems.

4. Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair by Neruda - I'm currently working on translations of this book. Hopefully you'll be able to read them, with my real name of course!

5. Lolita by Nabokov - Got me interested in literature. Some passages just leave you in awe.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read mostly poetry, erotica, and stuff about animals and the environment.
Describe your desk
Very bare. Just a few books at the side for inspiration, my laptop, and my phone to text all those cute guys.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small town in the middle of nowhere. My household was super conservative, so I got away from that and moved to New York City. Now, I'm a nutcase and my parents probably wonder what I'm doing with my life.
When did you first start writing?
I was 12 years old when I overachieved on this assignment and wrote a 40 page short story instead of a 5 page one. My English teacher recommended me to the high school English teacher, probably more to do with my love of language than my talent, but who knows. I wrote like fifty poems that year too, based on Petrarch's sonnets.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
It's just so much fun to write. I wanted to write erotica in a way that suited me because I do it mostly for pleasure.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The ecstasy of pretty words on the page.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Poetry, sex and. . .poet-sex?
What is your writing process?
I write and then read what I wrote before and then make revisions to that. I continue again until I get tired of writing new stuff and revise what I've written before. I read a few interviews by Sci-Fi writer William Gibson and he writes the same way.
What are you working on next?
Erotica and poems. Nothing fills me with as much intrinsic joy as merely tapping words on a keyboard and having them appear on the page. Writing is my passion, and probably the reason I want to exist!
Published 2017-10-01.
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Books by This Author

A Trace
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,120. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Women's Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Literary Erotica
Curiosities unfold, desires longing to be fulfilled. Turn up the heat with a steamy threesome and unforgettable interracial 10-on-1 group action. . . . . .a trace. Just a trace was enough to set her off. Busy with her life, she opts for a steady someone. He seems normal enough, until a carnal demon awakens in him. Can she take on one man? Two? Or. . .ten?
Flesh, Soul
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,600. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Literary Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » General
Ralph, her boyfriend, her amor since junior high. Yet, what happens when someone more experienced strikes up a conversation with her at the park? An encounter, an urge for rebellion, a suppressed upbringing yearning to be unleashed. And the euphoria. And the ecstasy.