Here’s an author interview with Diana Sheridan. Take it away, Diana!
- How did you start writing erotica?
It was a natural outgrowth since I had written for and edited x-rated magazines in the ’80s and ’90s.
- What’s your favorite published work of yours and why?
You can’t ask a mother who her favorite child is.
- What erotic authors do you enjoy reading?
I really don’t read much fiction. I infinitely prefer reading nonfiction.
- Where do you draw your inspiration from?
A vivid imagination.
- Do you have any unusual writing rituals?
- Where’s your favorite place to write?
Although my computer is a laptop, I pretty much leave it in place on my desk in my office (a repurposed bedroom). I don’t carry it from room to room.
- Who is your favorite character from one of your stories and why?
Glam Gran, an older rock star who’s totally outrageous. I enjoyed writing about her so much in one book that I brought her back as a character in another one, She is not the protagonist of either book, both of which are male/male erotica, but she figures prominently in both.
- Do your nearest and dearest know what you do, and if so, what was their reaction when they found out?
My Significant Other never blanched or shuddered. He is very matter-of-fact about it. My late mother was similarly unperturbed. But my (adult) daughter is horrified.
- What was your ideal career when you were a child?
- How do you get yourself in the mood to write?
“In the mood to write”? I didn’t know a person had to be in a particular mood to write. Every day I sit down at my computer and I write. Some days it’s erotica. Some days it’s other stuff, but I write SOMETHING every day. And mood has nothing to do with it. It’s what I do. It’s how I earn my living. I write. Does a baker need to be “in the mood” to bake? Does an executive have to be “in the mood” to run a corporation? Why, then, would a writer need to be “in the mood to write”?