Well, first and foremost, I’m a journalist by day and an erotica writer by night. I’m originally from New York City and have lived in the area most of my life, so I like to use urban settings a lot in my stories. I’ve also lived in Latin America, and I speak Spanish, so occasionally I’ll incorporate that in my writing as well. Of course, other times I’ll just completely go in a different direction and write about something I have no personal experience with. They say you should write what you know, but I think it’s good to challenge yourself sometimes.
How did you start writing flash fiction?
I started in college, for campus publications. I studied journalism– not literature or anything like that– but occasionally I would get bored with it because there isn’t a whole lot of room to be creative when writing a news story. So, writing fiction became my release.
How did you start writing erotica?
I was actually dared to by a friend. She knew I wrote short fiction on the side, and one night after a few drinks we got on the subject of erotica. She suddenly blurted out, “I bet you’d be good at writing erotica. In fact, I dare you to do it!” So later when I was home, I found myself sitting at my desk typing up my first-ever erotic story. The next day, I sent it to an erotica publisher, and after having to revise it once or twice, I got it published. From then on, I was hooked. My stories have gotten a lot better than that first one, of course, and now I follow certain rules while writing. For example, the story needs to be sexy and unique, but it still has to be believable. Deep down, every reader wants to believe that they could actually have the experience they are reading about. And as for the actual format, all of my stories have some sort of sexual suggestion or innuendo in the very beginning, and then throughout the setup of the main event (the main sex scene). I hate reading erotica that takes too long to get to the good stuff. Also, I read through every story when I’m done with it to make sure it’s hot. If I’m not seriously turned on by the end, it’s no good.
Do you watch porn?
Of course! I’m not sure that I know of any erotica writers who don’t. Porn always helps to inspire me, though of course, I do watch it primarily for pleasure instead of business. My favorite website is Pornhub.com, because it is well-organized with categories to help you quickly find what you’re looking for, and it consistently has new videos. It also doesn’t have the endless amount of advertisements, pop-ups and potential viruses that plague other porn sites. I also like watching full-length porn movies on occasion, especially exceptional classics like ‘The Opening of Misty Beethoven.’
Could you ever see yourself being in at least one porn video in your life time?
I think a lot of us have imagined ourselves being in a porn movie at one point or another, but do I see myself actually doing it? Hmm, that’s a tough question because I honestly don’t know. I think it would be a lot of fun though, and while I’m being honest, I’d ideally like to do a scene with a man and a woman at once. I think threesomes are often the hottest setups. I even put one in the first erotica story I ever wrote.
Give us some last comments.
Thank you to everyone who enjoys my writing! Seriously though, I think erotica is often underrated. We all have a sexual side, whether we’re young or old, liberal or conservative, etc. Erotica helps us explore that side. And while porn is great, it doesn’t necessarily engage the human mind like erotica does. Whenever I read stories multiple times, they never play out in my mind exactly the same way as before. Plus, it’s easier to imagine myself in the story since someone else isn’t acting it out in front of me (that’s actually why in my own stories I try not to be overly descriptive with how each character looks).