Interviews with Gemma

For Angelica Dawson  2012


1. You participate in several weekly features (Tantalizing Tuesday, Flasher Fiction Friday) Do you prepare them in advance? How far?


Hi Angelica, well l do love writing the Tuesday teasers and the Flash Friday’s but I’m afraid they are always rushed, last minute posts! That’s not to say l don’t still give them lots of thought (while I’m writing them) and take care over them, l do, but being very short pieces they really don’t take long to write. That’s the fun part, short and sweet (or sexy) but no need to agonize over the plot! I enjoy being part of the group too, there’s real camaraderie amongst authors.


2. How do you find the authors you feature on your blog?


A lot of my featured authors are visiting me as part of blog tours which they have pre-arranged through Lucy Felthouse. Then there are those that have either requested a visit or I’ve enjoyed something they’ve written and I invite them over to talk about it. I get to know a few people through Six Sentence Sunday and, of course, the networking sites.


3. Is blogging a chore, or something you enjoy?


I enjoy my blogging but I’m not a slave to it. There are so many things l could blog about but I try to stay focussed on my writing. Finishing writing projects and editing chores have to take priority and it would be so easy to get sidetracked and just have fun! I believe that it is important though to feature other authors and to showcase your writing ability through small posts. It gives your readers an insight into who you are and shows them snippets of your writing style.


4. Do you follow many blogs? Which ones do you recommend?


I do follow quite a few but it would be unfair of me to recommend one author over another. Some really helpful blogs for writers though, that I always, always read are:


She writes

Writers beware

Joanna Penn (The Creative Penn)


These are all valuable sites for aspiring and successful authors.


How do you choose topics for your blog posts that aren't part of weekly features?


Well l feature other authors on my blog and l shout about my latest releases. Then there are times when l just start thinking about something and wonder what other people think, so then l will write a blog post and maybe ask a few questions. I don’t blog everyday because l don’t have time, but l usually do four or five a week.


                                            My Very First Interview ( For Lucy Felthouse)

How did you start writing erotica?

I had written lots of erotica in the past, but shyly kept it to myself! I suppose l got braver!

What’s your favourite published work of yours and why?

It’s a toss up between ‘Dirty Little Pictures’ and ‘The Slipper for Rose’ I like the story of ‘Dirty’ but ‘Slipper’ is a genuine fantasy I’ve had and enjoyed for many years!

 What erotic authors do you enjoy reading?

I like a variety of authors, Lucy Felthouse, Alison Tyler, Justine Elyot. I also enjoyed catching some of Brit M’s work and found it beautiful.

Where do you draw your inspiration from?

All of the above and a deep sense of sexuality. My head is full of erotic ideas and beautiful fantasies.

Do your nearest and dearest know what you do, and if so, what was their reaction when they found out?

I have a wonderful partner who supports and encourages me. I read my stories to him and respect his opinion. The rest of the family don’t know my pseudonym!

What was your ideal career when you were a child?

I always wanted to write, but probably not in this particular genre! 

How do you get yourself in the mood to write?

I’m always in the mood to write, it just flies out of my head! Maybe l should get neutered!

What’s your favourite genre within erotica and why?

I like male dominance but not pain. I like women to be overcome with passion the way we so often are in real life. I also like toys, threesomes, girl on girl, down and dirty sex. Unusual settings (Like Good Doggy) and realistic emotions. I like to be taken, so l like my characters to be taken too. Will book in to the vets some time soon!

Who is your favourite character from one of your stories and why?

This is really difficult. I do like Melissa from ‘Dirty Little Pictures’ she’s cool and doesn’t run away from Jack when presented with his strange hobby! Also she’s into Art!

What are you working on at the moment?

I’ve just finished ‘The Slipper for Rose’ and am concentrating on anthology work. I’m hoping someone will like my stories enough to want to print them alongside theirs.