Interview with Jay Gaudette

What is your writing style?
Simple. Unclutterd. I'm a plain-speaking person. My writing reflects that.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I've been able to retire early, so there is a lot of downtime. I'm already a published travel and boating lifestyle author, so I started to write fiction as a way to pass the time. Oddly enough, everything I wrote had erotic content. I first started by writing a short story and it just kind of exploded into a full length book. I really got into developing the characters.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Not only do I like making up these complex people and stories, but I also enjoy the whole process of it. For instance, I culled through a million pictures on stock photo websites to find the perfect models to use as the basis for how my characters looked.
What are you working on next?
I'm working on short stories that extend out from The Unconventional Affair novels. For instance, I just published a perspective flip short story called "Just Shut Up, Gina!". It's an elaboration of what took place between two supporting characters in one of the chapters of the second novel, The Unconventional Affair, Part 2 Tangier. It was a lot of fun.
What are your favorite books, and why?
I love the Aubrey/Maturin sea epics by Patrick O'Brien. I am slowly working my way through the entire collection.
What do you read for pleasure?
Like I said, the Aubrey sea epics, other erotica, and I've been slowly trudging my way through a biography of Chester A. Arthur, the 21st President of the U.S. (I have no idea why, but I'm fascinated by him. Interesting fellow.)
When did you first start writing?
I spent thirty years in business, and I was an instigator of making positive changes for companies. That meant I wrote thousands of pages of business development stuff, like training, marketing plans and procedures. Writing fiction is a new thing.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
It's not so much where I grew up, but what my adult surroundings were. As a business person, I was exposed to a wide variety of people that intrigued me. Also, within every organization there is always some kind of intrigue that everyone hopes is hidden, but rarely is.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Now, I promise you that this is weird; I have really weird sleep habits, especially that my sleep cycle is off kilter. I go to bed usually between 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm. That means that I wake up somewhere around midnight or 1:00 am, wide awake and ready to go. This is when I sit down at my computer and do my thing. It's a wonderfully creative time for me.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords is simple and easy to use and follow. It's also uncluttered of things like flash elements and other bells and whistles that chew up bandwidth. (Hey, Amazon! I'm talking about you!)
Published 2014-09-24.
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Books by This Author

London Calling – High Class Strumpet Hook-up
You set the price! Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary, Fiction » Erotica » General
The rich are different. Or are they? In my experience the women, at least, love a good fuck just as much as any other gal. This short story is about my affair with one of them, the remarkably hot Londoner, Joan Bonfils. She's the reason I keep going back there again, again, again, and again. Read this story and you'll understand why.
Michelle - Hardcore Homecoming
You set the price! Words: 4,410. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary, Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica
Hardcore couple Michelle and Cole loved each other, loved life, and loved sex. They didn't need much of an excuse to fuck, that was for sure. But when Cole did something that Michelle thought was extra special, she gave him a reward he never forgot. It got crazy, and a bit dangerous. They got off! You will too. Michelle – Hardcore Homecoming will rock your world!
Baby - His Personal Slut
You set the price! Words: 3,320. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary, Fiction » Erotica » Comedy/Humor
Oversexed and sexy, Johnnie and his woman, ultra-sexual and goofy Baby, fuck and suck their way through life with reckless abandon. She is his personal slut and will do anything for him. They're ready and willing to do anything to please each other, and you!
JESSI – Hardcore Small Town Slut
You set the price! Words: 5,610. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Literary Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica
Jessi is a hardcore, small town slut, and she gives it up easily to her stepfather, her boss and Tony, the package delivery guy. But trouble always follows her, and she gets in way over her head. Her stepfather is a creep, the boss is a jerk, but Tony turned out to be more of a man than just the guy who fucks her every time he has a delivery …much more. Find out how Jessi gets out of her mess.
HARDCORE SEXXX CONTEST - The United States Sex League Roleplay Finals
You set the price! Words: 5,020. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Comedy/Humor, Fiction » Erotica » MILF
HARDCORE SEXXX CONTEST is a flashy, exciting, outrageous presentation of the The United States Sex League Roleplay Finals broadcast. A spot on the U.S. world championship team is on the line. The action is hot and heavy with an amazing closing maneuver. It's totally hardcore! Join Chip Schumacher and the broadcast team as they bring you the sweaty action live from Saltwater Sally's bar.