I wrote for 12 hours a day every day I wasn’t working and three or four hours on the days I was.The book just flowed out of me, basically writing itself. It gets harder after that.) Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I joined an online writer’s group, The Erotica Readers and Writers Association, better known as ERWA, to get some feedback and learn about how to get published. Rather than put random chapters of the novel up for critique, I decided to write a short story to get an idea of what people thought of my writing and that was the birth of my short story career.At this point, I’ve had over 100 of my short stories published in various anthologies, as well as been the editor of fifteen anthologies.I don’t have the release date yet but the manuscript was sent to the publisher the beginning of January, so maybe late summer or early fall? I was also thrilled to have been asked to edit this past year’s edition of Best Lesbian Erotica, not titled Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year, Vol. I sat down at the computer and began writing The Melinoe Project.It was a good time to start writing because of all of the holidays from work.Fiona: What books have most influenced your life most? I don’t know if books have influenced my life as much as jut been a huge part of it. When I was a child, I loved Norton Juster’s The Phantom Toll Booth and James Thurber’s The Thirteen Clocks. Clarke, Anne Rice, Charles Dickens, Stephen King, J. Rowling, and Cassandra Clare, to name just a tiny number of fave authors. That’s the last time I order from those guys.” “You’re not having a nightmare,” Sherman said, “and you have more money than God. You’re out, visiting friends—whether they want you to, or not—what do you expect?
As far as influences on my writing, I’d say Stephen King’s book, On Writing and Laura Antoniou’s Marketplace Series were big influences. ” A high-pitched scream issued from the ghost and then a low moan.
I wrote back to clarify, and Christine confirmed she was looking for romances with a transgender individual as a hero/heroine of the story.
I am all in favor of the “fuzzy happy about the world” feeling, but I am genuinely sad that I have no ideas about any quality transgender romances to recommend.
I have a cat called Batgirl (because all writers must have a cat, or so I’m told) and I enjoy grilling and gardening in my postage-stamp-sized garden in Brooklyn. I’d always wanted to write a book but had never actually given it a try before.
I work a full-time job because the vast majority of writers, despite popular belief, don’t make a living wage. I’ve a new anthology, coming out later this year, titled “Unspeakably Erotic: Lesbian Kink” from Cleis Press. I think it was after reading a book by G C Scott that I thought, “hey, I think I could do that,” that I first sat down to write. My guests had all left and I didn’t have anything else pressing so I decided to write a novel.
It may be as simple as the location being one I know very well, or the protagonist being based on a real person, or the clothes being clothes I’ve seen or own. And I know what I’m talking about,” and he put his semi-solid index finger against the side of his semi-solid nose and tapped twice. I learned too late and look what my afterlife is like.