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INTERVIEW WITH BETH WYLDE

 

NANCY: Oh, wow, I wasn’t expecting that accent!

BETH: We’re pretty deep in the south of Virginia, right on the NC line.

NANCY: Ah, so that explains the twang.

BETH: Yes, cows are our neighbors and donkeys live in the back yard. We’re extremely Hicksville.

NANCY: When did you first know you wanted to write

BETH: When I was little I was obsessed with poetry. In elementary school, 1st - 3rd grades, I thought it was so cool to write little poems about everything. Then it moved on to short stories. My stories have always been kinda weird. I’ve always been fascinated with Halloween. I grew up on Dark Shadows, Scooby-Doo, and Edgar Allen Poe. So my things always got a little tense, Vampires, ghosts, witches…things like that. I just thought anything scary was so cool. I thought everything creepy was fascinating. Then I went through my teenage rebellion phase in Jr. High and high school. Everything was dark and twisted, that was how I rebelled.

NANCY: When did you decide on erotica? I gotta tell ya, there’s just a little bit of a leap from poetry to erotica!

BETH: It really is isn't it? Like I said, I was big on the paranormal stuff and I was reading everything I could get my hands on. Like Anne Rice, I’m a HUGE fan of Anne Rice. Laurell K. Hamilton…anything paranormal. At that time, I didn’t realize there were more pairings besides guy and girl. There was just nothing else I could find. So instead of reading regular romances, that was just disgusting and sappy…yuck! What woman needs a man to come sweep her off her feet? So I stuck to the really dark paranormal stuff. Then probably in late high school, I discovered the early Anne Rice stuff, like the Sleeping Beauty Trilogy. (She wasn’t writing as Anne Rice for that though)

A friend of mine gave me a copy, (Beth was whispering), she’s like you’ve got to read this. I asked what it was, she whispered it’s an Anne Rice trilogy. I asked, like vampire stuff. She whispered, oh, noo…just try it. And when I did, I was like, Oh. My. God! But I really liked it. Then I started looking for more. When I was growing up, there wasn’t really a lot of that. I don’t know if it was because I lived in the country, and we were kinda sheltered or what, that we couldn’t get that kind of stuff. So I started searching on line and couldn’t find it, but that’s when I found fanfic and that’s how I really got started writing.

NANCY: What were you looking for that you couldn’t find? Lesfic, erotica, or what?

BETH: Anything really. I think my main complaint was just that everything I was reading had a wishy-washy female character that needed a man to come swoop in and save the day. She was scared of her own shadow and all that. I have never been like that. I’m not shy, as everyone will tell you, I’m out spoken. I’m one of those people who does not have a filter between their brain and mouth. So anything can come out. You have to kinda be prepared for me. I was just sick of it, tired of needing some knight on a shiny white horse to come ride to the rescue. I didn’t care if there was a romance in there at all, I just wanted a woman or character that would stand up for themselves and not be such a wuss. When I found fanfic, I saw that you could rewrite anything. You could have a character that you really liked, that you didn’t want them to do what they did, and you could change that, and it was ok.

Then I discovered slash, which is male/male or female/female though I couldn’t find any fanfic that had the women falling in love. Everyone seemed obsessed with the guys sleeping together. Anyway I was like ‘oh my god, this exists’. But I couldn’t write it. I could read it and I really enjoyed it, but I just could not write it. I didn’t want to write from a guys point of view, I wanted to write from a woman’s point of view. So it got me thinking…no one has got two women together, is there like a law that says we can’t? I got to talking to other fanfic writers and they were like, No, no, you can’t put two women together, no one wants to read that. And I thought, I don’t know, I think I would like to read that. They kept saying, no you can’t do that, no one will read it. Finally I just said I’m going to do it…and I did. I wrote a main female character, and I pulled a background character, and put them together. At first it was just a story line, then eventually they kinda got intimate, then we got really pretty heavily heated. I got awesome feedback on it. It was like, oh my god, I’ve never read two women together in this series, are you going to write more? Fans of fanfic give great feedback.

NANCY: Ok, I’m a little confused here. You said you found fanfic, and they didn’t do f/f pairing. When I think of fanfic, I think of the Academy of Bards and the Athenaeum, which is all f/f. obviously, you’re talking about something totally different, right?

BETH: Yes, because I didn’t know that existed.

NANCY: And that’s the only kind of fanfic I am aware of.

BETH: This was Buffy or Star Trek or LKH, those types of books where the readers seemed obsessed with the male characters…anyway, I’m a huge Buffy fan. The Angel show too. When the story wasn’t going fast enough, or you didn’t like where it was going, you could go online and the people were rewriting it. I had no idea the Academy even existed or that there was published Lesfic, I didn’t realize I was so sheltered growing up. I mean sex was a three letter word that was spelled out. None of my friends, even though we weren’t the ‘norm’ said it. You never mentioned it, it just wasn’t done, that it just what was expected.

NANCY: So when you wrote your first lesbian story, you had never read anything like that on line before?

BETH: No, never.

NANCY: You thought you were the inventor of written lesbian sex? LOL

BETH: (Laughing) I wouldn’t say that. I hoped I wasn’t the only one that thought the idea of two women having sex in a story wasn’t repulsive. There were some f/f scenes in the erotica books, like the Anne Rice series. She wrote under a different name, but I don’t think I can pronounce it. Country and French just don’t go together. There is a reason country people don’t do foreign languages.

NANCY: Because you have your own foreign language maybe?

BETH: That was the first time I had ever read two women together…it was more of a manage with a whole bunch of women together. I read that part over and over (that part of the book is mangled horribly) because it was the first time I had ever read something like that. And I/m saying ‘oh my god, people can do this, somebody actually wrote this’? Oooo I’ll bet she’s locked up in jail now!

NANCY: Give me a time frame about when this was 19 what?

BETH: Mid 80’s

NANCY: No shit? Mid 80’s and you hadn’t read anything like that…wow!

BETH: Where I lived and still live, the only option was the public library, and I don’t know about your public libraries, but ours sure ain’t stocking none of that!

So I brought the f/f idea up on list, where I was shot down. So we started talking off-list and they all said they would read it they were sick of ‘dick’. By now it’s the late 80’s early 90’s. I graduated in ‘93 so…

NANCY: Graduated what in ’93?

BETH: High school.

NANCY: High school? Are you even old enough to be talking about this kind of stuff?

BETH: Why? How old are you?

NANCY: Somehow, the part of the interviewed got erased. LOL

NANCY: One of the questions I ask other authors is what kind of book would they never write. Surprisingly, a lot of them say erotica. They stress that there is nothing wrong with erotica; it’s just something they couldn’t do. Any comments?

BETH: We are the minority, that’s for sure. And if you asked me that question, I would say historical. I don’t think I would even try my hand at anything historical. It’s not just the research, although that is a big part of it. Your time is limited when you have three children…but when you said that erotica is the most popular answer, that just blows my mind. What is hotter than two people showing their affection? To me, that is just a natural thing. To me, when I’m invested in a story, I watched them bond, their relationship growing, I’ll be damned if I want the door shut when they go to have sex.

NANCY: I agree fade to black is one of my pet peeves.

BETH: That. Drives. Me. Nuts!!! If I’ve been through a couple hundred pages with the couple and the sparks are flying, the pages are so hot my fingers are burning, and I know where they’re headed, I’m headed right there with them. And they slam the door in my face!!!! I hate to not finish a book, no matter how bad it is, but that can actually make me put a book down and say screw it, I’m done. It drives me insane!!

I almost wonder if people were raised like I was. It’s a dirty word. It’s something only done to have babies. It’s a woman’s duty, just suck it up. That’s kinda how it was presented in my house. You just do it, and you don’t talk about it. It was like it was sci-fi, it was only done in outer space, it wasn’t really happening here.

I think one reason I write erotica, besides the fact that I am nothing like my family, who have pretty much disowned me. When my mom found out what I wrote, it was like coming out of the closet. ‘You write what? You’re writing that?!’ and I said, not only that, but I’m writing women having sex with each other. That was it…it was the immediate drop to your knees, you’re going to burn in hell, I’ll pray for your soul- reaction. As a rebellious person, I think that made me want to write it even more.

NANCY: I was going to ask who or what inspired you to write most, but we’ve kinda been over that already. The lack of availability of the stories you wanted to read…and to piss off your mom.

BETH: Yeah, a lot of it started because of that. I have a bad feeling I’m going to get paid back in spades with my oldest child for a lot of my transgressions. I was not your ideal child growing up, and that’s putting it nicely.

NANCY: Where do your ideas come from? I know some think that erotica is just sex, but yours is really hot sex with a plot.

BETH: I do have a plot. I refuse to write sex just for sex. A lot of my ideas come from every day or previous conflicts, so everything has a little bit of me in it.

NANCY: I agree, basically it’s like a story inside a story.

BETH: It is. There is sex in it, but there is a reason for the sex.

NANCY: Most people confuse erotica with porn. They think they are going to read page after page of two people doing it constantly, in every conceivable fashion.

BETH: Exactly. So many people think erotica and they think Playboy or Hustler. It’s literally a graphic description of two people boinking, and that’s not what erotica is. To me, the difference between a regular story and erotica is just you don’t have the fade to black. If you’re writing good erotica, you’ve got a story line, a conflict, character development. There’s a reason the characters meet, a reason they fall in love. I’m from the Disney generation, so I like my happy endings. I don’t do bitter ugly endings, I can’t, it’s not in my DNA. But there is always a reason for the sex, I just don’t close the door to the bedroom, kitchen or wherever. I leave the door wide open and you can see it. I’m invested in it, so you should get to enjoy it too.

NANCY: Most of your work is in short story form, correct?

BETH: Yes.

NANCY: How hard is it to get an entire story in such a short space?

BETH: That’s a huge complaint from a lot of writers. If it’s that short, there can’t be any plot. How can you do a plot in 5000 words? I can put more plot in a short story than I can in a long story. Writing long stories makes me crazy. I don’t know if it’s because I have to write in such short bursts and when I come back, it’s like I’ve lost the flow. If I’m writing a long story and I have to stop, my beta reader picks up on that right away, knows that I was interrupted at a certain point. She notices how smooth the flow is, then all of a sudden, it gets choppy. And she can’t write short, short for her is like 20,000 words.

NANCY: Have you ever written a novel length story?

BETH: I’ve done novellas. Women Gone Wylde is novel length, but it’s all short stories, and there are two novellas in the book. One, Switching Sides, is approximately 11,000 words, and Better With Age, is approximately 16,000-18,000 words, and that’s pretty long for me.

NANCY: So you don’t see yourself sitting down writing a 50 - 60,000 word novel?

BETH: I am actually working on one that is up to 38,000 words. And I’m literally just sick of it. I don’t know if I will even finish it. My problem is the constant interruptions, and now being back to work after being off for four months, finding the writing time is even worse. When I write something long and have to stop, to get back into the mood, I have to go back to the beginning and read all of it. Every time I come back to it I have to do that, start and reread. Eventually when I get up to 30 - 40,000 words, I’m so sick of it, I don’t want to look at it anymore. That one has really taken a long time and it’s got some very ugly subject matter that I am kinda using to work out a couple of personal demons through it. I really want to finish it, and when it’s done, I figure it will be 50 - 60,000 words. But it’s going very slow for me.

NANCY: Are you often a character in you stories?

BETH: A lot of my stories get very personal. Everything I write usually has some aspect of me in it. Something that happened that bothered me will come up in a story. Something I overheard, or something that has me pissed off and I need to work out. Depending on my mood and what’s gone on in my day, really depends on what kind of story I will write. One day I started a story where the main character was in a car accident, and I guess that’s because my job at the time was distributing car parts. I worked in a hospital for 13 years, so I’ve had characters be nurses, doctors, and patients. I worked as a dental assistant before that and I would love to do something set in a dentist’s office.

NANCY: How do you write the sex scenes?

BETH: I put myself in it. All my stories except two are from first person P.O.V. In order to write the sex, I have to put myself in that characters place. What would work for me at this point, would that turn me on, would that turn me off? That’s probably a little more than most people want to know, but that’s how it works for me. You will never read a sex scene that I wrote that does not turn me on. If I’m writing it and I don’t get all hot and bothered, I don’t think I am writing it right. If you’re writing good sex, you ought to be turned on.

NANCY: Do you base any of your characters on people you know? Let’s say you’re at work and you see someone you think is really hot, would they end up in your story?

BETH: Oh yeah. People I hate often end up in my stories too.

NANCY: Really?

BETH: Oh yeah. That is one of the best things about being a writer. If you are really, really pissed off at someone, and you can’t be near them for another minute, or you are going to kill them, but you know you’d go to jail for that, you can go home, write a story and put them as the villain and have them killed off. It’s like the best emotional release, it’s free therapy.

NANCY: Do you like music in the background when you write, or do you need complete silence?

BETH: I need total quiet. I can’t do music, I’m the kind that sings along to everything I hear, oi if music is playing, I’m singing, not writing. No TV either. I’m ok with background noise, like if the kids are in the den, I can block them out, but still hear their screams if they poke an eye out.

NANCY: How easy is it for you to name your characters?

BETH: They have to tell me their names.

NANCY: They tell you?

BETH: Yes, they tell me their names and they tell the story.

NANCY: What do you do when a story stops flowing, or is that a bad choice of a word to use with you?

BETH: No, that’s a good one! I’m kinda like a writer with severe ADD, I have a very short focus, which may be another reason why I write short stories. When one stops, I’ll just go on to another one.

NANCY: No shit? And that doesn’t confuse you?

BETH: No, not at all. Right now I’ve got four I’m working on.

NANCY: Do your characters take over the story, or are you in complete control?

BETH: Oh, yes. I have to follow what they give me. If I try to plot it out, it goes nowhere. I know the ending when they tell me and it gets written. Never ahead of time.

NANCY: How many different types of stories (genre or pairings) do you write?

BETH: I tend to be all over the place, I’ve done paranormal, contemporary, western. all erotica or erotic romance. I do lesbian, gay male (that’s new for me). I’ve written bi and menage, and two het. stories even, though I always come back to the lesbian pairing because that’s my favorite and what I’m most passionate about.

NANCY: How much research goes into your books? I know you said you don’t like research?

BETH: I said I wouldn’t like to do historical research. I want to do research that is hands on. Actually, I do a lot of research. With paranormal, you can only do so much, and BDSM is a huge thing for me.

NANCY: Huge as in you like it or…

BETH: Oh, yes. I am fascinated by it. The whole fetish scene, I am totally fascinated by it. The research for those stories was fabulous!

NANCY: How much do you think erotica has changed in the last, say, 10 years?

BETH: Oh, wow…a lot! First of all, it’s much more readily acceptable. Online availability has made a huge change for it, eBooks and things like that. Books that libraries never have, and probably never will carry.

NANCY: Do you read all your reviews?

BETH: Yes but I’m usually terrified when I see one. I want an honest review. If you’ve taken the time to read the book and really didn’t like it, ok…I want to know. On the other hand, I wrote it and it’s kinda like my baby, so if you don’t like it, you’re bullying my child. I love/hate to read them, but when I see one, I just HAVE to read it. It’s like ‘oh god, I gotta read this, let it be good, let it be good. Kinda like…’Don’t let my child be ugly!’ Plus, when it’s a good review, it’s like the most amazing feeling in the world. It’s a validation for all the blood, sweat and tears you put into it. When it’s a bad one, I can usually just go with it, unless it’s just really, really nasty. That makes me sick! If you don’t like something, explain why you don’t like it, don’t just be mean and nasty about it. If you explain why you didn’t like it, I’m ok with that. One of the worst reviews I ever got came from a reviewer, that stated up front, that she did not read or like lesbian books, especially erotica. She thought it was just gross and to have it graphically described to her was nauseating. So my question was, if you hated it that much, why didn’t she just pass it on to another reviewer who would have enjoyed it?

NANCY: Did you ask her why she read it if she was so against it?

BETH: Yes. She said she was assigned it. I asked if she could have passed it on, she said yes, so I asked why she didn’t just pass it on to someone else. She couldn’t give me an answer for that.

NANCY: If there was no outlet for your stories, would you continue to write?

BETH: Oh yes. I’d have to write or go insane. Like I said, it’s my free therapy, how I work out my problems. The 4-5 years that I didn’t write were the worst for me. I was depressed, lethargic…just not good. Once I started writing again, I wrote constantly…it was like a damn broke. Now, when I stop writing for more than a couple days, no one wants me around.

NANCY: Do you plan your books or just let them flow?

BETH: No, I get the very beginning and the characters names, and I have an idea in my mind what they look like. But if you’ve read any of my books, you will notice that I don’t go in depth with my description, because the picture in my mind is probably not the picture in anyone else’s mind. I like the reader to form a picture of what they think the characters look like.

I’ll give you a little, is she tall, skinny, heavy set, red headed, but I don’t like to give a lot of physical characteristics. I’ll give you specific things, (likes and dislikes) about her so you can know her, but the picture is the readers.

NANCY: Do you edit as you write?

BETH: Editing? It’s not always the same process for me, but normally, I have to get all the way through the story. Then I’ll kinda go back through it. It’s like a fast edit, or a quick read-through, to fix typos or something that is just so wrong it doesn’t read right. Then I send it straight to my beta reader, I let her have the rough draft, she gets hardly any polish from me. She is totally great and honest. I get comments like, ‘Oh, this is great. ‘I love this line.’ ‘This part here totally sucks.’ If it does suck, she tells me why. She catches all the things I don’t/can’t because I’m too close to it. I need to take a step back before I can see anything. Right after I’m finished writing, I’m too close and will never catch anything.

NANCY: What do you find most challenging about writing?

BETH: Time…finding the time to do it.

NANCY: Now with erotica, you write a lot of sex in your stories. Do you find it easier to write a sex scene or a love scene?

BETH: (big sigh)’ya know, I just don’t see that much difference between the two. Maybe that’s because most of my characters are emotionally attached. Personally, I can’t fall into bed with someone unless I’m emotionally attached, and I can’t do the one night stands. So when I write the sex, it’s like a love scene.

NANCY: Have you taken any formal writing classes?

BETH: Oh god…going to school, I took every writing class they offered. Creative writing, expanded lit. classes, things like that. We;d listen to a song and have to interpret it our way; I loved the creative side of that.

NANCY: How did it feel to hold your first book?

BETH: Oh my god, it’s a process! You submit something and you’re thinking they’re going to hate it…it took me forever to actually submit something. When they liked my story and agreed to publish it, it was one of those, ‘Oh my god, drop dead’ moments. The only thing that comes close is giving birth. It’s like something that you’ve created has come to life.

The editing process was a huge shock. If you’ve never published, you really don’t know what’s involved in that. Basically, one person is going to look at your story, find every flaw, problem, grammatical error, and everything else in it. Send it back to you, highlighted in yellow or red or whatever, with comments…fix, fix, fix, fix, fix. You only have a certain amount time to do it in. You kinda feel like you are having body parts ripped off. That was the hardest part for me, going through the edits.

My first book was in eBook form, but just to get that file on release day and I could email people saying ‘I have a book! I am a published author!’ and to get a copy of the contract and sign it, was just amazing. I have a section of my book shelves just for my published work; I look at them and see my name. Every time, it freaks me out. And I guess when that doesn’t become exciting anymore; it’s probably time to quit.

NANCY: You’ve gone indie now, correct?

BETH: Yes, Women Gone Wylde was my first adventure in self-publishing and I just self published a second book, an anthology written by members of my lesbian author’s group, Sapphic Planet. The antho is titled after the group.

NANCY: What made you decide to go that route?

BETH: A big part of it was having something physical to hold in my hands, Maybe it’s because I go to a lot of events, shows and readings. You can’t really sell an eBook when you go to those. You can give somebody a postcard and autograph it, but they want the book. So when I was going to shows, all I had in print were the anthologies, where I only had one short story in them. And I really wanted a book that was totally mine. All my published short stories, I had the print rights to them, so I decided to put them all together in one big anthology.

NANCY: Personal preference; eBook or print?

BETH: Print, I’m still old fashioned that way. I did just get an ereader for Christmas and I’m filling it up but when I read a book I really love I still order a print copy of it for my collection.

NANCY: Single or in a relationship?

BETH: In a relationship, and that’s all I’m going to say!

NANCY: Any pets?

BETH: We have a zoo! 3 dogs, 2 guinea pigs, 1 fish…do the kids count?

NANCY: Umm…no.

BETH: Damn, because sometime they really are like pets…very needy. Sometimes I look at them and think they are more wild animal than human! They have my outgoing personality and sometimes we all clash.

NANCY: Well Beth, they ARE yours…apple/tree kinda thing. LOL

BETH: That’s the whole problem; they’ve inherited a lot of my D.N.A.

NANCY: Morning person or night owl?

BETH: Oh, I’m a night owl, I hate mornings with a passion! Mornings are just nasty!

NANCY: Mac or PC?

BETH: PC

NANCY: Real name or pen name?

BETH: Pen name. Well, actually Beth is my real middle name.

NANCY: How did you come up with your name?

BETH: Writing erotica, I didn’t want to use my real name, especially being in such a small town. There are very few with my last name, in fact, it’s the only one in town. So if I used my real name, they would zoom in real quick on me, and like I said, everyone in my town is a little homophobic. So I wanted my name to be something that kinda showed what I wrote, that was not conventional, and was a little out there. It’s actually a play on my last name, and like I said, Beth, is my middle name, so I answer to it. I wanted something that if someone called my pen name in a crowd, I wouldn’t be looking around wondering who the hell they were talking to.

NANCY: What do you do for relaxation…not that is sounds like you get any.

BETH: Damn…is there rally such a thing?

NANCY: Ok, I guess that answers that question. LOL

BETH: I wasn’t even sure down time existed, but if I do get any, it’s usually to sleep. Whenever I can catch a nap, I’ll take it.?

I’m a huge SVU buff. I LOVE to just veg out in front of the TV for a couple hours at a time and watch that. I’m addicted to reality TV too. The reality TV shows are so far out there, they make me feel really good about my home life. Usually if I get some down time I try to spend a little time writing and the rest is just to kinda veg out and relax. But that doesn’t happen very often.

NANCY: Do you have any hobbies?

BETH: Umm…wow. I don’t want to say no, there has got to be something. Boy…wow, I can’t draw for crap, I love to chat on line. I can get a yahoo message and talk to people for hours. So probably being on line is my hobby…my addiction too. I love my computer. If my internet went out for any amount of time, I’d probably have to have therapy.

NANCY: What’s your favorite meal?

BETH: Anything edible.

NANCY: Ok, you’re a very picky eater I see. LOL

BETH: I am not a picky eater what so ever. About the only thing I won’t eat is like liver and squash, or any internal like organs, I love food, I love to eat, salad, steak, pizza, fruit, vegetables, anything. I just love to eat.

NANCY: Are you an accomplished cook or do you prefer fast food.

BETH: I’ll do both. When I’m working all the time, we do more fast food, but I love to spend the day cooking a great big meal. But I’m surrounded by picky eaters, so I get a little limited on that. I like having friends over, and I’ll cook 3 or 4 different dishes, and I get to enjoy watching them pig out.

NANCY: For a getaway, the water or woods?

BETH: Water, because I live in the woods. But not the ocean, I’m not an ocean fan. I have a shark paranoia…too much Jaws at too young an age.

NANCY: If you could have anything you wanted, what would you ask for?

BETH: For all of us to be happy and healthy. A million dollars would be nice, but it’s no good if everyone’s not happy and healthy enough to enjoy it.

NANCY: Who are your three favorite authors?

BETH: Hmm…wow. I have to go with a couple big names, just because I’m hooked. I love Radclyffe, just about anything she writes, I will devour.

I’m a huge fan of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, by JR Ward. It’s a vampire series, basically het, but there is some slash coming, so I’m overly excited about that. I’m a huge fan of hers.

God, just three? That’s almost cruel. I can think of so many for the third. This is going to be a generic and wussy answer, but any of the authors that are in an anthology with me. I’m surrounded by some amazing authors. Can I plug something here?

NANCY: You certainly can.

BETH: The new Sapphic Planet anthology is full of some amazing authors. I also just had my first short story published in a Cleis Press anthology and the call for subs on it was like fate shining on me. It’s an anthology of butch/femme erotica and that is my all time favorite pairing so I’m really proud of getting that contract.

NANCY: Check out Terry's review of Sapphic Planet here.

NANCY: My last question for you; you write several different pairings and genres, what is your favorite to write?

BETH: Definitely the lesbians. No matter where I go, or what I write, I always come back to the women. The story I’ve had the most fun with has been the lesbian BDSM. The only thing that comes close to that is my first lesbian paranormal, that I wrote. It is so unlike anything else that I’ve written before.


NANCY: I had a blast with this interview, Beth was refreshing to talk to, especially with that twang she has going on. She had me laughing so much with her sayings and how she related some of her stories to me, I loved the whispering parts! She mentioned to me in the interview that her kids would have to be at least 40 before she lets them read any of her work. Well, if even half of what she told me about her and her kids is true, she had better have the stories under lock and key, or soon they will find their way into her kid’s hands. I think her fear of them being too much like her just might become a reality!

I’m still waiting for the powers to be to set up a book fund for me…hint, hint! I read the first book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by JR Ward, and Beth was right, she is a great author.

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