Interview with Girl With A Dirty Mind

What do you read for pleasure?
I'm a big fan of non-fiction. I like to read content that is deep and makes me question myself. Rather than read books, I'm always using Google to search for phrases that my mind is curious for on that particular day. Today, for instance, I learnt about dark spirits and demons and how they are light beings who have lost their way. I like to learn and grow.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have no e-reading device, although my ancient and half working Samsung phone does allow me to read PDFs.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up on a quiet street called Lowther Road. I'm very influenced by spirituality and sexuality and I've been blogging prolifically on both subjects since 2011. I experience depression but love is profound in my life. I write about love and other supernatural gifts that are essential for our survival as human species.
When did you first start writing?
I experienced several years of bullying from the council during my period as an admin officer, whether it was the colour of my hair, the food I ate, or the clothes I wore, I just wasn't liked, and I lost heart in my final admin role. In an effort to protect myself from ever being bullied again, I carved out a career in writing. I still have a phobia about working for people, as I dislike the control aspect that lives in most humans. It's still prevalent today in our dire society. I began to write a few short erotic stories and continued after receiving positive feedback.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I feel like I can take off my mask and show my true self through my writing. Many of my erotic stories are written from life. I guess you could say that I used to have a 'reputation' but I wanted the sex. I wanted the experienced. I wanted to be deemed a goddess by men. The truth is, I wanted love, as everyone in this world wants. We want to be accepted for who we are.
What do your fans mean to you?
I do not want to be worshipped as a writer. Just the fact that my stories have been read by other makes my heart feel warm. There are too many great writers in this world and I just feel like I'm not one of them. I have lost the faith in myself. Guess I've let the demons and bullies win.
What are you working on next?
I've started a lot of projects, but have no incentive to complete them. I've started a short story called Smart Cars, which is about a dystopian future that requires Spirituality to survive. The Transfixer is about a genius hypnotist who has a special way with his words. The Weed is a short horror story. Sane and Insane: My Journey Through Depression is a works in motion. I also have 90 short erotic stories to rewrite and publish.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
That's a difficult question. I guess love inspires me to get out of bed and continue with life. Music is also a good inspiration. I'm currently mad into Ed Sheeran, especially Runaway, plus I'm an eighties chick so I love early Michael Jackson and Madonna.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love to read inspiring, yet dark books. Books I recommend include Silent Victims (Native Americans), Desmond Tutu: The Rainbow People of God, and Why Forgive by Johann Christoph Arnold. They are all difficult books to read, but they help me to process my own sin and to grow and become a more compassionate and understanding human.
What is your writing process?
I like to blog daily, but I often gain inspiration on what to write about a couple of minutes after waking. I hope these are messages from spirit on love, hope, and the continuation to thrive and survive in this mad world. I want to inspire people to continue, to never give up, and to discover that prayer is one of the strongest defences against depression and hopelessness. Best of all, prayer is free. We can pray for ourselves and others.
How do you approach cover design?
I use PowerPoint and go from there. For my print book covers, I use InDesign and PhotoShop, although it always seems to crash :(
Published 2015-01-01.
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