I'm so excited to have Celeste Jones here today. Celeste was one of the first authors I found in our genre, and I have loved her books since I found them. I've enjoy many of Celeste's books, but my favorite is probably Becoming Lady Amherst.
I hope you'll getting to know more about…
your basic bio, whatever you’re willing to let us know.
A recent life change for
my husband and me is that we are now living full time in a motorhome, traveling
the US and working at campgrounds and other jobs. Our total living space is
about 400 sq. feet, unless you count the great outdoors.
The campground jobs are
mostly part time so I have plenty of time to write and blog, so no good excuse
other than procrastination to not get more books out.
I like to read in a
variety of genres and often read non-fiction books for fun. I knit and crochet
and also like to cook (and eat).
you first begin writing spanking stories? Tell us about it.
A little over ten years ago, I was at lunch
with my mother. She leaned across the table and said to me, "Have you ever
heard of spanking, you know, like with sex?"
Thankfully, I did not choke on my salad.
She explained that she'd met a woman in a writing class who wrote spanking/DD
stories and thought it might be of interest to me. I don't think she thought
I'd be interested in spanking, but in the writing.
At the time I was newly divorced and when
I learned I could write short stories and get paid, I started typing.
When I look back at some of those stories,
I cringe at how bad they are, but that's how I got started. One summer I wrote
a 4K story every week and used the money to pay for groceries.
After that, I moved and life took over and
it was several years before I thought about writing again. By then, ebooks had
replaced most of the subscription sites like the one I was writing for, and I
saw an opportunity to write longer books.
remember the first spanking story or spanking book you ever read?
mother's friend, mentioned above, sent me several of her stories to read and I
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
comfortable? Not very. Three of my closest friends know. One of them is very
supportive. One is sort of confused, and the other seems to have an attitude of
"that's nice, dear, but when are you going to write a real book"
which I don't appreciate.
ways, I like the freedom that anonymity gives me, though it is often difficult
when I think people must wonder what I do all day long.
people don’t like to be labeled in only one area, but do you feel your writing
is in a particular category?
historical and contemporary. I think the one thing they all have in common is
humor. I just can't help it.
think you might someday like to branch out and write something totally
different (or do you), either within the spanking fiction world or something
love all the options that are available now with epublishing.
attached do you get to your characters? Do you know what happens after the book
than others. I particularly like Sarah McLean from Becoming Lady Amherst, maybe
because that story was written in first person so I felt closer to her.
your ‘perfect’ writing day.
I wake up
with perfectly coiffed hair and settle in with my computer, a cup of tea and
some nice baked goods. My characters are cooperative and I can clearly see the
whole story in my mind, it's just a matter of my fingers moving fast enough to
get it all down.
never, ever happened to me. But, maybe someday.
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 your books can be
purchased through Amazon and Barnes and Noble, but let us know where else they
in order of release from first to last:
thing I'd like to share is that every Friday on my blog I host Spanking Stories
Book Club where we discuss a different spanking book each week. Even if you
have not read the book, there are usually general questions based on the themes
in the book. It's a great way to get to know others and find interesting books
to read. Here's the link to my blog.