I know many of the writers here know each other well. I also
know it’s intimidating when a new writer comes on the scene. You assume that
you are the only one who doesn’t know everyone. I think new comers also feel
that everyone who has published is an expert. I know I felt this way when I
first got here. I’m finding out that my assumptions are not true. I’ve been
published for almost a year now and despite the fact that everyone has been as
friendly as can be, I still feel a little like an outsider and I’m as far from
being an expert on publishing and promoting as you can get.
I’d like to do some interviews to help me get to know other
and maybe it will help others too. I know we’re all trying to sell books and I
what to features the books of those I hope to interview, but even more than the
books I’d like to get to know the writer. I’m not asking for more information
than you’re willing to share, I’m just trying to gather all the information
that you are willing to share in one place rather than bits and pieces on
FaceBook. I just feel that if I know the author, if I think of them as a friend, I'd have an added reason to buy their books.
I thought I’d interview me first, I’d like people to get to
know me too. If anyone else is willing to be come and let us all get to know
you better you’ll know the questions I’d like to ask.
Give us your basic bio, what ever you’re willing to let us
I’ve been married for thirty-one years to
Nick, the best guy in the world. I’m fifty-seven, and I have two amazing grown
children. My son and his husband live in NYC and my daughter will be graduating
from college this year. I’m a teacher who is looking forward to retiring next
year and spending more time on my writing. I live in the southeast US.
When did you first realize that you were interested in the
idea of spanking?
I’ve known since I was a little
kid, as young as four or five. I began making up stories in my head when I
wasn’t much older than that, and then as I reached adolescents they turned into
more sexual fantasies. I had another whole world I lived in, another family… it
was all very detailed and elaborate. I spent a lot of time in that ‘other’
Were you spanked as a child? Whether yes or no, do you think
this affected your interest?
I was, but rarely. I did not like it at all. I would avoid it at
all cost. Mom had more of the temper and if you did something to make her mad
you could expect a swat or two on the rear. Even less frequently dad would put
us across his knee for a ‘spanking’, which probably consisted of only a few
swats over clothes, with his hand. It was still more serious if Dad did it,
because I knew I’d disappointed him.
I don’t feel it had any effect on
my being a spanko. While I hated it in real life, I still made up spanking
Did you, do you, or might you use spanking with your own
Yep, I did and I’m not embarrassed
to say so. I used it very sparingly, but if they were around three, grinned at
me and ran toward the road, or did something else they knew they weren’t
supposed to do, they would get their behinds popped. Back talk got a swat on
the butt, but I didn’t use it much at all after the age of five or six.
I would never ‘recommend’ spanking
children, because while they’re so many of us who could use it as a rare
discipline tool with out children, there are too many crazies out there would
simply use it wrong with horrible results.
Are you in a relationship that includes spanking? How would
you describe it?
My husband was blissfully ignorant
of the spanking lifestyle until after twenty-three years of marriage I came out
as a spanko and asked him to spank me. Before that, spanking me would no more
have occurred to him that it would have to beat me with a baseball bat. But he has since become an enthusiastic, if
somewhat forgetful, spanker. While I’ve always fantasied about a little true
discipline and power exchange, that won’t be happening with Nick and these days
I very content with stress relief and erotic spankings.
When did you first begin writing spanking stories?
I have two answers here. I began
‘writing’ the stories when I was a kid. I called it day dreaming back then. But
I would replay this in my head for years adding to them all the time. When I
found blogs eight years ago I actually types out one of these long held stories
and people like it. From then on, I was hooked on writing.
When did you first begin publishing? What caused you to jump
in at that moment in time?
My first book, Cassie’s Space, came out in December of 2013. Publishing didn’t
seem like a possibility to me. I was just happy others would come by my blog
and comment. But I did finally put a book together, it was a friend who then
gave me a push – and I still have the bruises of her fingerprints on my back –
to send it to a publisher. When I hit ‘send’ for that first book I sat and
cried for an hour. What had I done?
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 write the Cassie series. These
books are about a mature woman who is more active than many half her age. Her
wonderful husband, Tom tries his best to keep her out of trouble by keeping her
across his knee much of the time. But Cassie manages to spent enough with her
friends, Sue, Annie and Allie you can always could on more trouble to come.
*Blushing Books has just accepted
the fifth Cassie book! More about this soon.
It was just me to day but on December 2, I get to interview Meredith O'Reilly! I'll be asking more of you to come if you will and, please, if anyone is willing send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org