Interview with Deadlier Than the Male Publications

What do your fans mean to you?
Everything. The only reason to even tell stories in the first place is to have people read and enjoy them. There's enough nonsense and loneliness going on in the world. If our stories can make them forget all about that for a while, then we've done our job. Hopefully they remember them long after, and come back to reread them again and again.
What are you working on next?
I am currently working on a new standalone book, entitled "Mastered at the Billionaires' Lakehouse." It's the story of a young woman who is taken on a journey of sexual exploration by a pair of billionaires who have a penchant for bondage. I've also been working on the final chapter of my Black Owned Couple series, entitled "White Couple Enslaved." Hopefully, it will be the conclusion everyone has been waiting for. I'm also working on a Frankenstein story. I plan to finish that first, so that there's time before Halloween.
Who are your favorite authors?
I was a geek girl growing up, so -- would you believe -- Edgar Rice Burroughs? I always wanted to be Deja Thoris. A princess who also kicked ass! So did Jane. Man, those movies never got it right.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Life! Opportunity! Seeing what happens next. Cooking, family, friends, long walks... You name it. How about the beach? Life is too short to stay in bed. Except for those days when you want him to stay in bed, too....
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
With friends, mostly. Socializing, traveling... Creating and gathering experiences. My biggest vice is singing karaoke. I dabble in doing standup sometimes, too. Cooking. Hitting the beach. Gosh, what don't I do?
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Something will strike me, like an idea. And then I want to find out more. So I do a key word search. I find all sorts of new and interesting stuff that way.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Oh, that was a very long time ago. I actually wrote a feature length movie script when I was 18 or 19. I got it into the hands of a director. He ended up working with some guy named Spielberg, instead of me. True story, I swear!
What is your writing process?
I just think things over for a while, then I sit down -- usually at night, when it's nice and quiet -- and write until I can't anymore. After I'm done, I let it lay for a few days, then I come back to edit it and flesh it out some more. I do this a few times, and when I'm satisfied, I publish.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
It was probably "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish." I thought that Dr. Seuss guy was a genius.
How do you approach cover design?
That's a tough one. I do my own covers, but I don't think I'm very good at it. I watch a lot of tutorials online. Mostly I just hope for the best. And I am trying to get better.
Published 2015-10-06.
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