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My interview with erotica author L.C. Spoering.

L.C. Spoering and I are contributing authors to Ladylit's Forbidden Fruit: Stories of Unwise Lesbian Desire anthology.
L.C.'s story in it is entitled "Shallow End."  Make sure to read it, and all the other stories, when you order your copy (via Amazon).  Here's my interview with L.C. about her story, writing, and her upcoming work.

1. What was your first published story, even if it was in a simple grade school anthology?
I think it had to have been in a high school lit magazine. I know I had a couple WAY DEEP poems published, under a penname. I felt pretty lofty back then.

2. What attracted you to writing erotica?
It was the challenge, at first. I knew I could WRITE it, and had, in a setting where very few people ever saw it. Actually sharing it, having others see and potentially criticize my work, that was bigger, and scarier. And I'm always up for the scary thing.

3. Which non-erotica authors have influenced you?
I love lit fic, character-driven stories. Some of my favorite authors are Michael Chabon, Margaret Atwood, Jeffery Eugenides, Janet Fitch-- I lust for the ability to write like Zadie Smith, or Esther Freud.

4. What is your favorite erotic or adult film?
Secretary. I know it's a predictable choice, but I have a major lady boner for both James Spader and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Throw in some BDSM and swoon.

5. What was the inspiration for your story in "Forbidden Fruit?"
Baywatch, of all things, a little Fast Times at Ridgemont High. "Shallow End" takes place at a public pool during an undated 80's summer. I'm not a swimmer, not much of a pool person, but the idea of that setting just seems like the perfect setting for a sudden case of forbidden lust.

6. Are you "out" as an author of erotica to family, friends, and co-workers?  If so, what were their reactions?
Sort of. My parents are aware-- we call it "the things I write that you shouldn't read." A few of my co-workers are aware, but only the ones I really like and/or feel like they won't spend a great deal of time analyzing what they imagine my sex life to be once they read it (my husband and I work in the same place, it would just get weird to have people guessing what goes on between us).

7. What's your next project?
With my co-author, Laila Blake, we're working on After Life Lessons, Book Two, our follow-up to our spring release about life during and after a zombie apocalypse. I've got several novels in their second or third or billionth revision and editing, as well.
L.C. Spoering has a degree in English writing from University of Colorado, and a lesser degree in sarcasm earned from the days of yore on AOL. A storyteller since she started talking, she now spends her days writing, reading and contemplating the universe through various pop culture lenses.

The next stop on the Forbidden Fruit blog tour is Ava-Ann Holland interviewing Erzabet Bishop, who will in turn be interviewing me.  You can follow the blog tour and possibly find your new favorite author.

Leave a comment on any post in the Forbidden Fruit blog tour to be entered into a random draw to win one of these great prizes.  Prizes include a paperback copy of Girls Who Score, lesbian sports erotica edited by Ily Goyanes, Best Lesbian Romance 2011 edited by Radclyffe, Wild Girls, Wild Nights: True Lesbian Sex Stories edited by Sacchi Green, an ebook of Ladylit’s first lesbian anthology Anything She Wants, and a bundle of three mini-anthologies from Ladylit: Sweat, A Christmas to Remember and Bossy. All of these titles contain some stories written by the fabulous contributors to Forbidden Fruit: stories of unwise lesbian desire. You must include an email address in your comment to be entered into the draw.

Forbidden Fruit: stories of unwise lesbian desire is available direct from the publisher, Ladylit (http://www.ladylit.com/books/forbidden-fruit/) or from Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Forbidden-Fruit-stories-unwise-lesbian-ebook/dp/B00N55URLO/, Smashwords, and other good retailers of ebooks.  Check out http://www.ladylit.com/books/forbidden-fruit/ for all purchasing information.
Tags: erotica, forbidden fruit, interviews, writing

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