Here’s an author interview from Louisa Bacio.
Find out what she had to say…
- How did you start writing erotica?
I’ve been writing erotica for at least 10 years – probably more of an outlet for my own creativity. I only began to submit two years ago, and the first few stories I submitted to anthology to Ravenous Romance were purchased, and I moved on to book-length after that.
- What’s your favourite published work of yours and why?
Now I know what singers feel like. The most common answer is the latest project, and right now that’s The Vampire, The Witch & The Werewolf. Something pulls me to New Orleans, and these characters – beings – simply won’t leave me alone.
- What erotic authors do you enjoy reading?
I’m enthralled with Larissa Ione’s Demonica series. She’s more mainstream, but damn sexy. I also like to stay in the reading-bed with some friend authors such as Rebecca Leigh, who is incredibly diverse in her m/m stories, and Em Petrova, who doesn’t seem to shy away from any topic!
I also enjoy supporting new writers such as Shay MacLean, who I worked with on the first short story “Shooting Stars” in the Tramp Stamp series, and Lani Rhea, a critique partner, whose first story “Under Bonded Contract” will be released from Sizzler Intoxications soon.
- Where do you draw your inspiration from?
Dreams, fantasies and reality: I have a pretty varied imagination, and have lived an exciting life.
- Where’s your favourite place to write?
Location varies depending upon what I’m writing. For hot, steamy sex scenes, I actually like to write with a laptop in bed. Totally away from distractions of reality.
- Who is your favourite character from one of your stories and why?
Lawrence and Trevor in The Vampire, The Witch & The Werewolf. After living on the earth for 180 years, and traveling from France to the French Quarter, Lawrence has seen and experienced so much. On the other side of the equation, at 25 years old, the youthful passion and fervor of Trevor is equally alluring.
- Do your nearest and dearest know what you do, and if so, what was their reaction when they found out?
Honestly, some know. And, they’re either supportive or appalled, lol. After my first book SEX UNIVERSITY: Physical Education came out, one close, male friend wrote me and said that he couldn’t get past the first sentence … that it was me. I tried to explain that I’m not necessarily my writing, and he wouldn’t hear it. Well, my second book involves a vampire and a werewolf, and if he thinks that I’m sleeping with both of them every night, well …
- What was your ideal career when you were a child?
Ideal or dream? For a while, I wanted to be a model. Secondly, though, I wanted to be a writer. I served on the newspaper and yearbook staffs all through junior high, high school, and started writing poetry quite young. I’ve also been on the cover of several magazines, so I guess both dreams have come true!
- How do you get yourself in the mood to write?
I’m not a writer who can hang out at a coffee shop and crank out pages. Growing up as an only child, I’m used to alone-time. Now, with children and a family, I need to wait until the house is asleep before I can really get to work.
- What’s the best writing tip you’ve ever been given?
If you live through it, you get to write about it.
- Which author, erotic or otherwise would you love to meet and why?
I’d have to say Stephen King. I started reading his books when I was 12 or so, and he’s played such an inspiration in the creation of my own storytelling. I wouldn’t want to do a book signing though, maybe a workshop or retreat. Yes, an over-nighter with Stephen King.
- What are you working on at the moment?
I’m being torn in two – a sequel to my first book Physical Education that’s set at an all-girls’ school in the Bay Area, and the second paranormal erotic in the The Vampire, The Witch & The Werewolf series. New Orleans continues to haunt me.