Interview with Gemma Harrington

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My dogs! Well, they don't really inspire me to get out of bed - they practically drag me out of bed! At exactly six fifteen in the morning you can be sure they'll be waking me for their breakfast.
Aside from my forced exit from bed, I'm inspired to get out of bed each day by many things. The most important reason to me is that I overcame an illness that kept me in a bed A LOT, so these day's I'd much prefer to be up and about than laying in bed all day!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I have a few hobbies and interests that keep me busy. I love painting - I've even sold one or two of my acrylic paintings, although I have a suspicion they were bought out of pity rather than investment reasons!
I love walking my dogs, and I'm lucky enough to have a beautiful beach nearby that I take them to. The sea air is a real antidote for writers block.
I'm also an avid reader so if I'm nowhere to be found I'm probably hidden away with a book or my Kindle.
How do you approach cover design?
I design my own covers - as you can probably tell! I don't really have a process, I just try and make them look the best I can with my limited photoshop skills!
Describe your desk
My desk is an organised mess! It's one of those desks that has two shelf systems on either side of the space for the computer monitor. Those shelf systems are groaning under the weight of unfinished manuscripts and books on writing and business.
I can freely admit that I do need to dust my desk a little more often than I do - as I'm typing this I can see a layer of dust on the base of my monitor - perhaps I'll get around to it after finishing this interview, or perhaps I'll do it next week. Who knows?!
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing when I was very young. I still have a folder full of short stories that I penned.
I stopped writing for a few years in my teens, but began again in earnest in my early twenties. I have LOTS of stories collecting virtual dust on discs, external hard-drives and my computer.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing is being able to enter worlds that would be impossible to enter in real life.
When I'm writing, the characters come to life in my head and I think about them constantly during the day, even when I'm not writing, wondering what they're doing and how they're resolving a situation they've got themselves into.
This doesn't apply so much to my erotica writing but I have a secret pen name that I write longer romance stories under. I like to write longer books for the pure romance market and flesh the characters out a little more.
Another great joy of writing is learning a new word each day. I have a well thumbed thesaurus on my desk, and I use it at least twice for each page I write.
What do your fans mean to you?
People who buy, download my work for free or simply visit my website mean the world to me.
I think buying an unknown authors book is one of the nicest things anyone can do. The thrill of seeing my sales graph rise, even by just one sale a day, is a feeling that money can't buy, and it's down to people like you that make it possible.
Published 2015-08-22.
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Books by This Author

Nipped In The Bud - Taken In The Flower Shop
Price: Free! Words: 7,300. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Menage/Multiple Partners, Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica
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Charlotte is a lucky twenty two year old - she owns a flower shop and business is blooming. (Ha Ha!!) She doesn't have time for a man in her life but she doesn't mind making an exception for Jason - only for a little while though - and in the storeroom. Charlotte soon finds out that not all men are born equal as she gets acquainted with Jason's very large manhood - and thoroughly enjoys herself!