Interview with Liam Carmichael

What do you read for pleasure?
Since I make my living in the investment field, I read a ton of business and investment books. When I want to escape from reality, I love to read popular fiction by Steven King, John Sandford, and John Grisham. I also read a lot of erotica on Smashwords.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have an Ipad and a Kindle. The Ipad is my go-to reader, and my Kindle comes out when I am at the beach or pool.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
One of the first stories that I ever read as a child was "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl. I must have read that book 100 times growing up. I don't know the impact it had on me, but I definitely like chocolate....
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small town in Australia, and was always very shy, therefore I read a LOT. At a very early age, I began to write stories, in which I attempted to make the reader feel as if they were "in" specific scenarios. Now that I write erotica, I attempt to the do the same thing for my readers. I call it "POV" erotica.
What is your writing process?
Here is my process:

1. I think of a general idea for an erotic encounter that is both sexy and creative. (this is the hardest part of the process.)
2. I create an outline to determine introduction, scenes, and an ending.
3. I write the entire story while skipping all sex scenes.
4. I go back and fill in additional dialogue, sounds, smells, etc.
5. I write the sex scenes.
6. I go back and fill in additional dialogue, sounds, smells,etc. for the sex scenes.
7. I re-read the entire story from start to finish and modify it as I go. (multiple times as necessary)
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I have been writing erotic stories for years now, but have always kept them to myself as my own personal "secret". After reading so many interesting things on Smashwords, I decided that I would share my passion for writing with other like minded individuals.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
When I write, I LOVE to be able to use my own creative ideas to develop as life-like scenarios as I possibly can. When someone tells me that they loved my creativity and felt as if they were "in" the story, that is my greatest joy.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans are the main reason that I write. Good feedback and reviews inspire me to write more.
Published 2015-03-14.
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Books by This Author

The Slumber Party
Price: Free! Words: 6,950. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Women's Erotica
You and three of your closest friends decide to have a sleep over. When a game of Truth or Dare leads to a conversation with your friend's brother, he makes you an offer you find difficult to refuse. When you remember that your friend actually has twin brothers, the situation gets even MORE interesting.
The Exam
Price: Free! Words: 5,630. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Women's Erotica
You are at the doctor's office for your annual physical. You have a problem that you are too embarrassed to mention to anyone, but decide to confide in your attractive new doctor. Not only does he tell you that he doesn't think that you are "broken", he decides to show you.
The Cellar
Price: Free! Words: 8,430. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Women's Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
While waiting for your boyfriend at a bondage club, you decide to accept a lunch invitation. Never before has a tuna sandwich been so gratifying. This story is told from the woman character's point of view. (Bondage, Light S&M, Sexual content). This is part I of a continuing saga.
Conference Cam
Price: Free! Words: 4,660. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Women's Erotica
You always wondered what it would be like to fool around with your boyfriend's roommate. What better time to try than when your boyfriend is in the other room having a phone interview for a job?
The Red Eye
Price: Free! Words: 6,210. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Women's Erotica
It is late, and you are about to embark on a "red eye" flight back to Florida. You are not looking forward to the long trip, until you notice a guy checking out your crossed legs beneath your flowing sundress. Maybe the flight won't be as bad as you originally thought?