The iPhone 8! However, I still prefer books in the old-fashioned form.
Describe your desk
A cheap one from IKEA. I guess that is redundant.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The #MeToo movement brought to light many stories about sexual harassment. What I didn't like about the narrative that came out of the movement was this constant refrain of women saying, "We have no power." When you say you have no power, you give away the power that you have. I wanted to write stories about women taking control of situations using their power, strength and skills. Contrary to what some ultra-left ideologues might tell you, a woman who takes control of a situation doesn't let men off the hook. Quite the opposite in fact.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I'm not writing, I am in the gym working on my martial arts skills. That's why the heroines in my book are so good at throwing down.
What are your turn-ons?
Cute boys who like being chained up.
What is your favorite erotic novel? Least favorite?
"Wifey" by Judy Blume is a fun book, though I wanted the main character to leave her boring husband.
When I read "The Story of O" I hated it so much, I got ten pages in and then chucked it across the room.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans are everything! Every review I get is a gift.
What are you working on next?
I'm thinking of expanding "Headmistress Bijou's School of Love," a story about a sex worker who rehabilitates men who are lazy in bed, into a full-length novel.
What makes erotic writing sexy?
I think it's different for everyone. I've always hated novels that rely on euphemisms. Vaginal secretions are not "honey." A clit is not a "gem" and a penis is not a "silken shaft." I prefer language that people actually use when they are having sex. Most people refer to their body parts by their rightful names, not high-falutin' metaphors.
Describe your first experience with romance novels.
My grandma always had them in her house. I used to read them secretly, flipping through them until I found sexy scenes. Once, while reading one, my grandma came into the room and I whipped the book under the table. She laughed and said, "They're just goofy romances. You don't have to sneak 'em."
What advice do you have for writers who are just starting out?
Get to work!
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