Here’s an author interview from [intlink id=”739″ type=”post”]Nikki Magennis[/intlink].
Find out what she had to say…
- What’s your favourite published work of yours and why?
‘The sound of one hand clapping’ in ‘Hurts so Good’ (Cleis Press, edited by Alison Tyler). It may sound a bit naff, but this story was me reaching for a philosophical exploration of BDSM/sex in general. I love the form of this story. And the title.
- What erotic authors do you enjoy reading?
Janine Ashbless is one of my favourite authors of specifically erotic work. I’m just blown away by her skill and range. Shanna Germain’s work also leaves me awestruck with its nuance, fluency and emotional depth. I love Alison Tyler’s slick, supple writing and Alana Noel Voth’s brave, stunning work. I’m lucky enough to be friends with a lot of my favourite erotica authors. Maybe that’s because when I like someone’s work I tend to sort of stalk them a bit.
Did I just type that out loud?
- Do you have any unusual writing rituals?
Back when I started I remember deciding I must have a canvas covered writing desk and nails a particular shade of dirty pink. Otherwise there was no way I could sit down and write.
These days, I require solitude and time. Nothing else.
- What was your ideal career when you were a child?
Lorry driver, actress, milkmaid, I do believe, although I’m not sure I’d fully considered the perks of each respective occupation.
- What’s the best writing tip you’ve ever been given?
Apply the seat of the pants to the seat of the chair.
- Which author, erotic or otherwise would you love to meet and why?
Haruki Murakami, just so I could kiss his feet.
- What are you working on at the moment?
A couple of secret stories and a potential trilogy, if I ever find the time to write it in between working as an artist and bringing up my new baby son. Hope is the thing with feathers …