Well, language has always been one of my best subjects. I was in spelling bees as a child. I corrected my teachers spelling and grammar when I was in elementary school (didn't endear me to them). When I was in high school, we took the Regents exams. In the English Regents, one of the tasks was to write a story. All these years later, I can't recall the details of that story, but what I do remember was that I got into a zone! The ideas just flowed, and I wrote and wrote and wrote and wrote! I wrote all the way up until the final minute, and I don't even think I had a chance to look it over before I handed it in. I remember weeks later that I was walking the halls in my school and heard a teach tell another teacher, "that's the one over there," in reference to me.
I've written other books and poems. I've writen for newspapers, ghost written for other authors. I had never written a novel before, but the idea came to me and I decided to give it a try.
How did the idea for Cockswords & Berries come about?
Well, it came from an experience with my own sex life. It was a confluence of different ideas, different "twists," different fantasies and certain phrases that came up during bedplay with a partner..
Words to the effect of "when I walk down the street with you, I want the world to know that we f---k!" came up in a conversation. Also, the concept of being "stained" by one's lover also came up in the emails we shared between each other. I think it was that "stained" comment that sparked something. As you know, Rivasor is a land in which you can't hide who you're having sex with, for if a woman's skin comes into contact with a Rivasor man's semen, a stain is triggered that is an announcement of your bedsheet activities.
Apr1, 2016 After a chance encounter and unlikely romantic audience with the King of Rivasor, a nubile young waif of peasant bloodline becomes the only bed maiden to make the virile, famously well-endowed monarch climax during bedplay. Many admire her talent. Others envy her stain. Some fear her power over the throne. She must be wary no one discovers her own dark secret in the turmoil that ensues!