Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I want to create books and comics about sex between real people. Quality is really important to me. It’s too easy to just produce smut. — Writing smut is easy, and can be fun, in its own way, but I’m really looking for something that will have an affect on readers after they get off.
I’ve written 14 short stories so far, and countless others as a ghostwriter. I’m also just starting up two comics along the lines of what I described above.
Feral Pussycat, Pounce! and Liber Vulva.
FPP! is more fun, loving, and funny, whereas LV is more serious, and deals with issues that a lot of romance novels don’t touch upon.
More information on my comics can be found at http://patreon.com/angelaturing
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is a really interesting read, and you can actually download it for free by submitting your email address on my website:
The story is a Paranormal Romance about a Werewolf, called “Dominated by the Werewolf”.
What I like most about the story, is I got to explore concepts of tantra, chivalry, and male dominance, while still touching on some of the ethical issues within human relationships.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I like to masturbate while writing sometimes. Usually, it’s just me and my mind. I will watch a scene play out and then write it as it happens. — It can be very exciting that way.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I’m a huge fan of Neil Gaiman, Phillip K Dick, Ursula Le Guin, and others like that.
What are you working on now?
I’ve just published 14 short stories, and now that they are in the promotional phase, I really want to dedicate some time to my comics. So, you should see more of that coming up. Being a creative type is always a juggling act.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Not sure. I’m doing everything I can. Awesome gang has been helpful so far.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Write to the market, if you want to sell — but write something that you feel satisfied with. Otherwise, your art will be empty, and people won’t like it anyways.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
What are you reading now?
Tarot History. Divination is really interesting to me right now. I also have been reading a lot of business books. The 4 hour workweek, The Art of Asking.
Also, just finished going through A Scanner Darkly, the audiobook — again.
So depressing, and so awesome at the same time.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I want to make a living from my art, and the best way to do that is to just keep making things I’m proud of — comics, short stories, etc.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind.