in Atlanta, made Creative Loafing readers drool when she was
featured on our annual Lust List of sexy service industry workers. And
in August, the Jamaican-born, Atlanta-based author got the literary
world all hot-and-bothered with the release of her debut lesbian
erotica novel, Bliss and her recently released book A Taste of Sin.
What is your process for writing erotica?
Usually what happens for me is I envision a scene, or a scene comes to
me and then I kind of build a larger story around that. Like if I hear
something on the radio and Iï¿½m like, ï¿½That sounds interesting and
freaky,ï¿½ then Iï¿½ll try to build something from that point. Iï¿½m trying
to be more disciplined in doing outlines and character sketches. Itï¿½s
been somewhat helpful, but, truthfully, I rarely do outlines.
So, how do you know when a story youï¿½re writing is particularly hot?
When I feel it! When Iï¿½m getting all tingly, I know itï¿½s good!
Sometimes I use my friends as a test audience. But, really, if Iï¿½m
writing it and I think, ï¿½This is really good stuff,ï¿½ then I know itï¿½s
Did appearing on our Lust List change your life?
Um ... no. It brought some publicity to the bookstore I used to work
at, Charis Books, which is great. My book is selling there, too, and
the book in turn supports Charis. So itï¿½s a nice little link.