Here’s an author interview with L. Anne Carrington.
Take it away, L. Anne!
- How did you start writing erotica?
You could say it happened by accident. Though I’d included some steamy scenes in my very first novel, I didn’t go all out erotica wise until I discovered the upcoming trend of older women and younger men. My first collection of short stories, Cougars and Studs, emerged from that phenom. I went on to write three more books in that short story series this past summer.
- What’s your favourite published work of yours and why?
My current collection of short stories, Behind Office Doors: Sex at Work. Believe it or not, such things happen more often than the majority of people hear, and – here is an example – who hasn’t thought about sleeping with their “hot” boss at least once?
- Where do you draw your inspiration from?
Sometimes personal experiences, other times media coverage. If something strikes my literary fancy, I’ll think “That would make a good story!” Next thing I know, it’s coming to life on my word processing program.
- Where’s your favourite place to write?
During the day, at my desk. If I get in the mood to write at night – especially late at night, which I’ve done on occasion – in bed.
- Who is your favourite character from one of your stories and why?
At present, Nikki in Doing Daddy’s Boss from Behind Office Doors: Sex at Work. Bizarre as it may appear to many, this is a young woman who will go the distance to save her beloved father’s job – even if it means sleeping with his boss… to whom she also has a secret attraction.
- Do your nearest and dearest know what you do, and if so, what was their reaction when they found out?
They were shocked at first and wondered what on earth made me think of writing such things, and then they wanted to read more of my work! On the other hand, my significant other thought it was hot! To say the least, it’s spiced up our love life a little more.
- If you get writer’s block when you’re writing, how do you get around it?
I’ll take a break and work on something else. When the ideas once again flow, then it’s back to working on the original project.
- What are you working on at the moment?
I’m working on Klass Act, the third novel in The Cruiserweight series. They’re a series of books beginning with The Cruiserweight, a wrestling-based novel published in 2010 after I’d spent a little over two years writing and developing it. The Kindle edition of the second book, The Cruiserweight’s Daughter, was released in October 2012, with the paperback coming in 2013. Klass Act is also planned for release in 2013.
- What’s the biggest writing challenge you’ve ever taken on? Did you succeed?
I decided to challenge myself and participated in the 2012 NaNoWriMo, just to see if I could really do 50,000 words in thirty days. Amazingly, I did – 81,554 words, to be exact! Klass Act was the novel I wrote for NaNoWriMo, and now I’m in the process of editing what I’d written during that challenge.
- What’s your biggest writing achievement? Why?
I feel The Cruiserweight is one of the biggest achievements. When it was published in 2010, I never figured anyone outside my friends, colleagues, and maybe a handful of people into the wrestling genre would have any interest in a sports-related work of fiction. Not only did The Cruiserweight receive some decent reviews when it was released, but also continues to have some respectable sales from time to time. In addition, The Cruiserweight’s Daughter was one of Amazon’s top three “Hot New Releases” when it was released on Kindle in October.