Oh my! I’ve been interviewed by For Books’ Sake, and they asked the fabbest questions. I love FBS! They describe themselves as “an intelligent but irreverent website” and, because stats show fiction by women doesn’t get the same recognition as that penned by men, their aim is “to give women authors a platform and a voice, and to celebrate and promote their writing.”
My interview is here and I’ll be back at For Books’ Sake on Thursday talking about my favourite fictional female character. Tune in to find out who she is!
UPDATE: here’s my piece on Antoinette Cosway (aka Bertha Mason unleashed!)
I was interviewed for PO, a German adult mag, by the extraordinarily wonderful, Danielle de Santiago. Danielle asked some great, thought-provoking questions, and the result is an interview covering a range of topics including female sexual submission (the pleasures and politics of), my writing, my personal life (I like to think no one ever gets that stuff out of me but oh, he did!) and… I can’t remember what else. I think there may even be some dating tips in there (which broadly goes: Jeez, don’t take advice from me).
I loved answering Danielle’s questions. Danielle’s the only person I know who’s read Asking for Trouble in both English and German, and I’m honoured and flattered that he knew me and my work well enough to craft intelligent, sensitive questions that really grabbed me. That, you see, is how he got hold of my secrets!
If you pop over to Danielle’s blog, you can win a copy of PO by commenting. And if you win, and you speak German, could you tell me what I said? I’m too scared to look back at the original version. Oh, and could you tell me what Danielle said in the intro? And those photo captions? And the pull quotes? And… and…
PO looks like an excellent mag with chunky features on Sexy Action Heroes (yum!), genital piercing (yum!), Angelina Jolie (husband, yum!) and more. If only I could read it…
Here’s a few pics from the interview. Don’t you just love that dark, scary alleyway?
(That is not me in the gas mask.)
A huge Danke schoen to Danielle for doing me in Deutschland!
1. Check out a mini-interview with me over on the fun new site, Rude Words.
2. Check out Janine Ashbless’s fab report on smutwriters at the World Horror Convention last weekend. I had a wonderful time, and read excerpts from my spooky third novel, Split*, and my Daphne du Maurier-inspired short story, Rebecca.
3. Enter my competition now to win a double dose of dirtiness! Up for grabs is the brand new release, Sex in the City, London, featuring my story, The Caesar Society, and Violet Blue’s Best of Best Women’s Erotica 2, featuring On My Knees in Barcelona. Just add a comment to the post. I’ll pick a winner on Wednesday (7th)!
*True story: last year, I got a text from Olivia Knight to say she’d just finished reading Split, it was midnight, she was alone and was now too scared to sleep. And it was my fault. I was very pleased!
There’s an interview with me on this month’s ERWA where I talk about writing, fiction, feminism, submission, taking sex to extremes, and where I say things such as:
My priority is exploring sex and sexuality, in terms of both personal relationships and society. I also want people to be able to wank to my work because if it’s not hot, then I’ve failed as an erotica writer.
Thanks to the super smart Ashley Lister for his probing questions!