Why Did You Choose to Selfpublish Instead of Taking The Traditional Route?
I'd gone through a publisher several times before, and will again. In this case, and with my other self-pubbed books, I wanted to extend myself. Move out of my comfort zone, essentially. And every success and every failure with these books is consequently mine all mine!
Did You Set Out To Become an Author as Your Main Profession?
Not at first, no. I was writing from an early age but then music took over. I beat myself against that particular wall (with varying success) for around 20 years before the writing bug slapped me across the shaven skull and pulled me back in.
Which Authors Have Inspired You The Most?
Overall, it would be Dr Seuss, Douglas Adams, Elmore Leonard and Terry Pratchett. But genre-specific, it's folks like Sommer Marsden, Alison Tyler and Selena Kitt. People who pour themselves into making creative stories.
Tell Us About Something You've Written.
It's called Her Majesty, and it's an all-female erotic romance story. It was a challenge for me, as a man, to write a convincing erotic love story between two women. It's also a friends-to-lovers story and it turns out I'm a complete sucker for those things!
Here's the official blurb:
Short, skinny tomboy Kim hasn’t had a boyfriend for a while. In fact, not since she fell in love with her best friend. The trouble is, her best friend is Serena, a beautiful, big Italian goddess who’s engaged to be married.
Or was, at least. Until yesterday, when her fiancé finally confessed to myriad infidelities, laying the blame squarely on the size of Serena’s curvaceous ass.
As emotional therapy, Kim organises a girls’ weekend at a remote beach. Just the two of them. No guys, no work, no distractions.
Can Kim work past her own fear and body issues to remind Serena just how damn sexy she really is?
What Is Your Favorite Part of This Book, and Why Do You Think Readers Will Enjoy It?
I always enjoy writing slow seduction. Even though this is a short story and everything's condensed, the seduction really starts out from page 1.
Who Designed Your Cover Art?
All my own work, bebeh.
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