Here’s an author interview from [intlink id=”1146″ type=”post”]Cat Grant[/intlink].
Find out what she had to say…
- How did you start writing erotica?
I wrote fan fiction for a number of years. Started out in X-Files, then segued into Smallville. It was all slash fan fiction, so I got plenty of practice writing sex scenes.
- What’s your favourite published work of yours and why?
It’s a tossup between my first book, THE ARRANGEMENT, and my first Ellora’s Cave release, THE FIRST REAL THING. They’re both books of my heart, and they both represent major turning points in my career.
- What erotic authors do you enjoy reading?
I have a huge TBR pile, but sadly, I don’t get around to reading other authors’ work very often. It’s partly by design – I’d rather not be influenced by trends, because they come and go – and partly because I’m busy with my own work. I wrote four books in 2010. In 2011, I plan to write at least six.
- Where’s your favourite place to write?
Either at my desk, or ensconced on my couch. Only problem is, if I sit on the couch, my cat wants to sit on me! He doesn’t like sharing space with my laptop.
- Who is your favourite character from one of your stories and why?
I’m torn between my first protagonist, Eric Courtland of the Courtland Chronicles books, and Mike, my drag queen hero from Appearing Nightly (due out soon from Ellora’s Cave). Eric’s one of those characters who’s a bit hard to love at first. He’s not a hero so much as an anti-hero. But I know his heart, and I identify with him intensely. As for Mike… he was a secondary character in THE FIRST REAL THING, but he’s such a larger-than-life personality, he practically screamed for me to write him his own book. What’s an author to do?
- What was your ideal career when you were a child?
I’ve been writing in one way or another since I was in grammar school. Being a published author is the only job I’ve ever wanted.
- How do you get yourself in the mood to write?
A quick look at my dwindling bank account balance usually does the trick.
- What’s the best writing tip you’ve ever been given?
Sit down and write every day at the same time. Keep regular hours, as if it were a regular job – which, as far as I’m concerned, it is.
- If you get writer’s block when you’re writing, how do you get around it?
I don’t usually get blocked while I’m writing. It’s the time between in projects that I worry about.
- If you could bring one of your characters to life, which one would it be and why?
Either Eric or Mike, although they’d probably drive me cuckoo in short order.
- What’s your favourite genre within erotica and why?
The two I write – ménage a trois and male/male.
- What are you working on at the moment?
I’m currently in edits on Appearing Nightly, which features Mike, my drag queen hero. I’ll probably go back to ménage for my next one.