Why Did You Choose to Selfpublish Instead of Taking The Traditional Route?
I had started out with self-publishing before I chose Erotica, but had never had any luck with it. When I was told I should try to write erotica, I was skeptical that it wouldn't be any different than my speculative fiction, but boy, I soon learned that success was real and self-publishing became my big profession.
Did You Set Out To Become an Author as Your Main Profession?
Originally no, I had only wanted to write as a hobby or a part-time job. After hitting the erotica market, I learned that it's a field where every day I make money and every day my fans want more, so I soon found myself too busy to focus on working elsewhere and now my writing has become my 9-9 job.
I do it all and enjoy every bit of it.
Which Authors Have Inspired You The Most?
In the erotica market, Dalia Daudelin has given me the most inspiration. If it hadn't been for her Ask Me Anything on Reddit, I probably never would have tried my hand in writing erotica. I'm forever thankful to her for planting the seed of hope in my heart.
I am also a fan of Jade K. Scott, Andrew J. Offutt V, Stephen King, and Stephanie Meyer.
Tell Us About Something You've Published.
The book, Paranormal Erotica Bundle, is my premier and best bundle yet. It is made up of 8 short stories and a long novella.
The stories are all paranormal, but not just horror, they also include plenty of Sci-Fi, Dark Humor, Gothic fiction, and of course, satisfying lust scenes.
What Is Your Favorite Part of This Book, and Why Do You Think Readers Will Enjoy It?
My favorite part of the book is the novella, The Darkness of Lust, which was actually an erotica twist of a speculative horror novel I wrote in high school.
I think the readers will enjoy it because it's set in chapters, creating a story that fills with adventure, insanity, fear and sexual appetite.
The beauty of it all is that there is something for everyone in the book itself.
Where Do You See Self-Publishing Going In The Future?
I think self-publishing will overtake the traditional publishing world, especially when most publishing houses only work with "known" authors and won't take chances like they used to.
I looked at self-publishing like the old pulp magazines. Write often and publish all the time to cut a path through the ocean of self-published authors out there. Eventually someone will take you up and you'll see some rewards.
I love it because it's literally a free-for-all.
Who Designed Your Cover Art?
I did. I bought the images, designed them all, and presented it. Hopefully not in vain.
If your interested in checking out how to become an erotic author, check out my other book on Amazon, 10 Tips About Writing Erotica (I Wish I Had Known). It will help you out and give you advice I didn't have when I started out.