Aspen J Lee

Biography

When a child, Aspen got lost dreamworld—that place in a child’s head where reality doesn’t matter. If she wasn’t busy being on the winning side of gang warfare with the rest of the kids on the street, she and her sisters were often one of Charlie’s Angels, a creature from doctor who, or setting traps for the neighbour because he acted suspicious.
Leaving school behind, Aspen decided life was something to hit head on. Camping under the stars while on camel safari through Rajasthan, India, was exotic; freezing her butt while on the Karakoram Range, Pakistan, was painful; listening to the roar of lions outside her tent in the Serengeti National Park, Kenya, was character building, and bungee jumping over the Zambezi was just plain mad.
While life on the go was great, being broke at home was not. Lost in dreams and travelling would not sustain her financially, so Aspen slowed long enough to complete a degree in science and scoop up a husband.

With mountaineer hubby, she became a fixture in Nepal, and it didn’t take either long to decided running their own trekking company would be fun. However, children radically changed their plans, with her first being born six months before they were due to lead their first expedition.
Aspen’s biggest adventure began, motherhood. Three children later and working in a laboratory, Aspen turned to her childhood passion of reading to fill the gap. Lost in the pages of one of her favorites, the idea of crafting her own emerged.
After joining her local writers’ centre and attending a workshop on romance writing, Aspen decided she was on the wrong career path. Swapping sides from factualising to fictionalizing life, she quit her job and started a Masters in Writing.
Soon after she discovered passion rather than academics was the key ingredient, so picked up the pen and began. Another workshop introduced her into the world of spicy writing, much to her husband’s delight, whom was forced to edit the manuscript and the practicalities of the spicy scenes. The result was Slipping Through His Fingers, published by Siren-Bookstrand (2014). Soon His target his desire (also published by Siren-Bookstrand, 2015) followed.
When Aspen can extract herself from her characters, she can be found in her kitchen, crafting magic of a different nature. She often cooks while dictating to her computer, drives while dictating to her phone, and cleans while dictating to her husband—but the last one’s got nothing to do with fiction.
Aspen is currently fleshing out a fourth erotic romance and dipping her quill into another paranormal, both of which she hopes to have published later this year.
Aspen lives on 6.5 acres, which she shares with the wildlife, her husband and children.

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
My writing process is chaotic. I don't have a dedicated place to work. Mostly I'm at my kitchen table where the sun streams in and I have a great view of the bush if I get stuck on the next sentence. I can, however, write anywhere and be just as productive. I've been caught typing away on my computer in the back seat of my car while waiting for my daughter to finish drama, or at a cafe (I know that's a common one) with a muffin and huge hot chocolate close at hand.
I don't plan my stories. They may come as a scene or a piece of dialogue. When they flood my mind, I capitalize on the flow and just start writing, even if the scene is halfway through the story. I then go back and fill out the first chapters, which usually means I'm deleting a lot of what I first wrote because most should have appeared closer to the start.
I can be halfway through a novel without a firm outline. I have one work in progress at the moment, sitting in the 'to be continued basket' because I reached three quarters of the way through without a firm idea of the ending, and it still hasn't arrived.
If I'm really lucky, when the story arrives, it comes fully formed. That way it saves the deleting and redrafting that goes on when the stories change in my mind.
Fluid form story writing. That's what I may call my style.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
This first stories I read, which I remember, where Enid Blyton's Famous five. I thought the world was full of mystery with riddles to discover at every turn. My two older sisters and I would wonder our neighborhood looking for clues. Nothing was too small for us to solve, even if it meant following dog foots prints in the sand of the building site next door, because after all you never know what naughty business that dog's been up to.
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Aspen J Lee
Aspen J Lee woke one day and decided she was better at fictionalizing rather than factualising life. She quit her job as a scientist, began a Masters in Writing and picked up the pen. She is the author of three erotic romances Slipping Through His Fingers, His Target His Desire and Bound. When she’s not writing or completing her Masters in Writing, she’s forcing her children to eat her experimental cooking.

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Agent Provocator
Price: Free! Words: 35,120. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Suspense/Mystery, Fiction » Erotica » Women's Erotica
Ami Knight is contracted to seduce criminal devilish Lucas Coltran, by charismatic Marcus Sheldon. She ends up entwined between both. Who's seducing who in this game of cat and mouse?

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