Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Getting to know Rollin Hand

Today we're getting to know Rollin Hand. I really knew very little about Rollin and I'm completely amazed at the number of books he's published and the wide range of work from ghost stories to Sci-fi. It's especially nice to get to talk to a man our here. He is definitely in the minority, which is one reason I really wanted to get to know him better. Rollin, thank you for sharing with us here.

1. Give us your basic bio, what ever you’re willing to let us know.

The author stuff is on my blog at www.disciplinarytales.blogspot.com. As for the other I’m nearing retirement as an IP lawyer and I live in the Pacific Northwest. I’m married, have grown children (who have no idea that Dad writes, or WHAT he writes). I don’t write as much as I’d like to. The day job intrudes, but that will soon change. I’d like to publish at least once per quarter and that is doable if one is retired.

2. When did you first realize that you were interested in the idea of spanking?

At a very young age, and it grew, but sort of under the radar. I wasn’t a spanked kid but the notion of someone else getting it was fascinating. Once I discovered the old Victorian flagellant porn in high school I figured it out.

3. Are you in a relationship that includes spanking? How would you describe it?

It’s cooled down a bit with age, but I’ve been married to Mrs. Hand for over 35 years and, honey, we’ve done it all.

4. When did you first begin writing spanking stories?

It was in 2000. Up to that time I had been a consumer of stories and books in that genre. But they were all so repetitive, familiar tropes trotted out time and time again. I thought to myself, “can’t anyone write an actual story like a mystery or a drama with spanking in it?I had run across a book called The Sign of the Scorpion and I thought, “yeah – like this.” So I decided to try. After a few tries I came up with the novel “Atonement(on Amazon entitled “Secret Spanking Cult”). Since then that has been my general approach. My trademark tag line is I don’t write spanking stories, I write stories… with spanking.” That’s an important distinction. I want the spanking or D/S element to spring up organically in the story’s context.

5. How comfortable are you with people in your real life knowing that you write spanking fiction? Does everyone know, a select few, or do you try to keep it private?

Nobody knows except my wife and I intend to keep it that way. A few people know I write “steamy romance a la 50 Shades” but that’s about it. If that was ALL I wrote, I’d probably be ok with it, but I write straight spanking erotica too and the titles might wig people out.

6. Some people don’t like to be labeled in only one area, but do you feel your writing is in a particular category?

I write everything – thrillers, ghost stories, comedy, historical, sci-fi, and in nearly every orientation, M/F, F/F, and F/M. But it’s all spanking erotica. No heavy BDSM unless it’s done by the villains of the story. I have not done age play (although I’m thinking about this for an F/M story) or medical fetish. I like to think versatility is one of my strengths. My books are all different from each other. In the short story format I like to surprise the readers with a twist at the end; in longer works I like involved plot lines with some mystery attached.

7. Do you think you might someday like to branch out and write something totally different, either within the spanking fiction world or something else completely?

Yes. I love the horror and thriller genres and would like to take a crack at those.

8. It seem that so many writers of spanking fiction are women – it’s nice to talk to a man in the field. Do you feel you have a different slant on these stories as a male writer? How do you think women do in writing how men feel in our stories?

Well, first, as a male writer I have to imagine what a woman is feeling because the POV is most often that of the heroine. Not so easy. I’ve read enough of these that I think I pull it off. At least my publisher thinks so. But even when it’s a romance, I tend to be focused more on plot than the relationships. For example in Pendragon’s Lash,” a sci-fi/medieval thriller, I have 4 male/female relationships that develop, but still the story is plot driven, with lots of moving parts. In the romances written by women, the emphasis is on the relationship what he does, how she feels and reacts. The plot line can be fairly linear.

As to your second question I’ll have to admit I don’t see much male POV in romances. But I think when it’s there, female writers do fine. You have to remember – guys are simple. We’re not that hard to figure out.  

9. When did you first begin publishing? What caused you to jump in at that moment in time?

Up until 2012 I had been writing and publishing on the internet, mainly at The Library of Spanking Fiction, where I was one of the more well-known writers. Then one day I got a cold call from a potential client about something called KDP. I checked it out and realized I could do this. I started in Oct 2012 and over the next year and a half published a back list of stories, novellas, novelettes and novels that I had written over the preceding 12 years. Then I got hooked up with Stormy Night and wrote two novels which they published. After learning some graphics programs and teaming up with a very sweet lady who beta reads for me, I’m mostly self-published, a one man shop.

10. With so many wonderful writers here I can get confused as to who writes what. Would you list all the books you’ve published so far. I’m assuming most can be purchased through Amazon and Barnes and Noble, but let us know where else your books are available.

I’ve got 36 books in publication and all of them are listed on my blog in the right side panel. You can also see my Amazon Author Page at  and at Blushing Books where I’ve published some titles as a third party author. 

Click on the links above to find Rollin's Books.  Thank you Rollin for being here and answering some questions to allow us to know you a little better.


  1. Thank you PK and Rollin. Enjoyed reading this, great questions! Enjoyed learning a little about you Rollin :)


  2. So great to get to know you a little better. I'd wondered how you managed to write and publish so many books so fast when you have a day job, now I understand you published your backlist. I don't feel like such a slacker now. I imagine you'll become a writing/publishing machine when you retire!

  3. I was a reader of your Disciplinary Tales blog long before i entered this little world of ours- never made the connection at first. Nice to learn new things about you.

    Thanks PK.

  4. PK, good questions. I do enjoy your stories Rollin and nice to learn a little about you. Thank you both.


  5. It is nice to have a guy writing spanking fiction. I enjoyed getting to know Rollin.

  6. Thanks, PK. I enjoyed doing the interview.

  7. I also read like Leigh! I enjoyed reading more about you personally.