“Deep down every erotica writer is an exhibitionist. We only write it because we desire an audience.”
Q. Was there ever a book that changed your life?
A. Absolutely, but it’s actually a series of seven books. The Dark Tower by Stephen King started me down a long road that traveled through all of his writing. There’s a lot of it, and I learned a lot from reading his works. What an imagination! I’ll take a good storyteller over a Pulitzer Prize winner any day.
Q. Where do your stories begin?
A. It’s usually a mental short film of an unusual situation. With Protectors it was a young woman running through a cornfield in the dead of night. The story that I’m working on now was originally about a very poor woman leaving a very wealthy man. It has since turned into a story about a young woman who auctions off her virginity to an oil tycoon. I try to figure out why the people in my head are in those awkward situations, and then I write them a way out of it.
Q. What is your guiltiest pleasure?
A. I’m a sucker for m/m fiction or chocolate mousse cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory. It’s a tie. If someone writes a steamy guy on guy scene involving chocolate cake, I’m doomed.
Q. What is your greatest fear?
A. Failure. I can be kind of hard on myself.
Q. Why did you start writing?
A. I’m a professional website developer in my “real life” and I needed an outlet for my creativity that wasn’t tied to my job.
Q. What do you find is the hardest thing about writing?
A. Keeping to a steady schedule. I always want to write fifty different stories all at one time, and I have trouble finishing one idea before moving on to the next.