Interview with Alexis Lawrence

What's the story behind your latest book?
This is a short novella of erotic stories. These are just various situations that I have imagined happening among adults and translating it to paper. This is my first foray into publish my work outside of my personal erotica forum.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I just love to write, some days the desire to put words to paper is stronger than others but it is always there. I just want to get what I have to say out there for folks to read. Maybe build a base of loyal fans to see if I have the chops to do this.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
That is yet to be determined but I hope they will really help me in this pursuit. I've found all their guidelines extremely helpful.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
When the person who has just read my work understands where I'm coming from and that they enjoyed what they just looked at. Also formulating ideas for potential stories is very enjoyable to me.
What do your fans mean to you?
They are my encouragement and the affirmation that I need to keep going with my work.
What are you working on next?
A sequel to my first book and also the adventures of the dominatrix bouncing around in my head Mistress Cocoa.
Who are your favorite authors?
Some of my favorite authors are Octavia Butler, Frankie Y. Bailey, Maya Angelou, basically any author that writes literature for women that appeals to the strong woman within myself.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Life in general inspires me to get up. Each day that my feet hit the ground is another chance to get it right and to make the most of my life. As long as my eyes open when the sun rises I still have a chance.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I'm currently engaged to wonderful man, we're planning to be married sometime in 2015. When I'm not planning my upcoming nuptials I spend time with family and friends. I also love to hike, travel (road trips are the best), cook/bake,read, enjoy the outdoors, and feed my Netflix Jones.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I always look for my favorite writers and along with their work look for recommendations similar to that style of writing. I also like to step out of my comfort zone and read some things that are different.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, I wrote in sixth grade. We were give small blank journals, our assignment was to fill the pages with whatever we wanted. I wrote a story about a girl who's sister was a promiscuous hippy who kept coming home with children she had conceived with various men. The hippy sister would always abandon these kids for a more exciting life. Everyone in my class read that book.
Published 2014-07-21.
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Books by This Author

A Journey of Sensual Delights
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 8,760. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica
A Journey of Sensual Delights is the first book from new writer Alexis N. Lawrence. This novella features six short stories that are both romantic and erotic. The couples in these stories unabashedly express their sexual yearnings for one another in a variety of ways. Come journey down sensual path.