An English lady who has almost completed five decades of life, I like to think I’m only half way.
I started publishing my erotica in 2014 but I have been writing (fiction & non-fiction) for a very long time and I have a mountain of fiction written but not yet completed beyond first draft and edited to a standard that I’d want to share it.
There are three things that I generally like in stories:
- strong positive female characters – the woman I want to be, they are assertive and positive role models.
- comedy, I like to laugh and I like people who are not too serious most of the time.
- a twist in the tale, something unexpected. Perhaps you thought the story was about a man and at the very last moment you realise it was actually a woman.
I don’t want to write about the seduction of virgins. I want my women to be sexually confident and experienced. I’m not impressed by zillionaires either.
I also like to put myself in men’s shoes from time to time and write from a man’s point of view. I like reading and writing about male gay erotic romance so you can expect some of that.
I like to know a bit of personal stuff about authors so here is some about me:
- I have lived in London and I now live an hour away by the sea.
- I don’t have any pets but I do have children.
- I’m not having wild sex every day, no not even every week (unfortunately), but I’ve been working at it for about 35 years. I’ve had plenty of time and opportunity to build up experience.
- I am a lefty, feminist, vegetarian supporter of free speech (even if I don’t agree with what you are saying).
- I have a degree in sociology and I have read a lot of serious studies on sex and sexuality as well as reading smut. Actually, like most writers, I read widely, many genres, adult and kids fiction.
Who acts out the characters in my mind?
If my stories were a film who would the actors be? Well, this is strongly influence by the fact that I like to watch action/sci-fi films. The characters can be as important or more important than just the way they look. I know these male (characters) aren’t cool, feminists but they certainly turn me on in the privacy of my own head.
My fantasy Women include: Halle Berry, Kate Beckinsale, Summer Glau as anything (but as a terminator, she is particularly hot), Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak and Helena Bonham Carter. And two totally fictional but great characters Sarah Connor and Ellen Ripley. Sigourney Weaver is one of my all time favourite actresses.
My fantasy Men include: The Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), Riddick (Vin Diesel), Jason Statham, Christian Bale. Men about my age really.
In my mind, the younger male characters in my fiction (too young for me) might look like these actors: Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and his brother Liam Hemsworth (Gale in Hunger Games).