Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’m an author by day, writing novels and other things in the traditional publishing world and doing some editing and freelance work as well. By night I’m a submissive who writes erotica.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
This I Need is my most recent book, and it’s actually the first in a long series called The Leather Bound Journal. The whole thing comes from my own actual journal and follows the D/s relationship with my husband as it develops into the most amazing marriage ever.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I write furiously. I can write two thousand words an hour easily and it’s fairly good copy. Then I edit it very slowly and hate editing so much.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Anne Rice, Cormac McCarthy, and the Penthouse Forums.
What are you working on now?
More books to add to a couple series I have out. People are reading them, so I need to get the next set of books out before the readers run out of things to read and go somewhere else.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Honestly, I tweet about them, and my publisher does a few things, but most people find my work via word of mouth or amazon searches. I’m working on a newsletter and more social media, but I’m not sure it matters because most people who buy my books either read one in the past, or heard about them from someone who did.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Study your ass off and write like crazy. Work super hard. Write a million words in two or three years and study that whole time too. Watch every Master Class, every free youtube video, and read every article, and take notes of the good stuff. Never stop improving.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
“Stay away from him Scarlet, he’s trouble.” – I ignored it
What are you reading now?
Some fantasy and sci-fi and a few other authors erotic works.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I want to do something bigger. Maybe a series of full length books about how to maintain a good Dom/sub relationship.
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?
The Complete Guide to Survival on a Desert Island
Raft and Boat Building for Dummies
What Am I Going to Eat? – A complete guide to tropical foods
An Idiot’s Guide to Sailing Homemade Watercraft