Ben Highlander is a writer of #gay_erotic_stories which have appeared on sites like nifty.org and Gayauthors.org. He lives in New Zealand with his family, where he spends every waking minute working on ways to tantalize the imagination of his (mostly gay) fans.
Describe your desk
Desk? Who has a desk? I sit in the sun in my lounge, or have the heat pump on (yeah, it's cold here!) and allow provocative scenes to run through my mind. I have a skinny posterior and I would never last on a chair that wasn't kind to my rear end! But if I had a desk, it would be highly disorganized-- only my mind is tidy.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in South Africa, in a little town East of Johannesburg, the largest city in South Africa. I am Afrikaans, and as such I was unwittingly part of the Apartheid machine until I came to my senses through the helpful guidance of a lover at the age of 24. Some of my story leaks into a few of my books. Although I was in an Afrikaans high school, my family wasn't racist in the typical way. But of course, we all discover layer upon layer of prejudice as we get older and have to make sure that we search our souls to uncover how we can be kinder to others. Being gay really opened my eyes in that regard as it made me aware how destructive prejudice is.
What happens when a straight man falls in love with his best friend's eldest son? Can it end in anything but disaster? In "Jamie Goes Greek On Me", Ben Highlander tells the sexy, romantic story of Jamie and Douglas, two men who, with their unusual love, have to choose whether to break the boundaries of convention.
A Married man with an eye for boys fears he may be bored to death or at the very least tears when he and his family attend a Christmas lunch with family. What actually transpires is food for any fantasy, if you're so inclined.
A 19-year-old accidentally discovers his dad's secret diary. It contains the shocking revelation that the happily married parent is secretly in love with his son Pierre. Little does he know his son shares his attraction. This hot incestuous fantasy plays off in the minds of the dad and son until the two finally overcome their inhibitions. An erotic, incestuous short story.