Between The Bed Posts Featured Interview: Dr. Charley Ferrer

Between The Bed Posts Interview

 

 

Welcome Dr. Charley and thank you for taking the time to spend with me, our fellow readers, reviewers and fans here at Naughty Book Snitch. I’ve recently had the pleasure of attending the BDSM Writers Con in New York this past August and now I am obsessed with you, the conference and the attending authors.

 

 

You are a very busy and successful woman. Can you tell us more about what you do for a living and how you came to be where you are at today?

 

Hi Mindy. I’m thrilled to have met you this past August at BDSM Writers Con. I’m especially pleased that you enjoyed the conference. We put a lot off work into making it special for our writers and readers not only through the exceptional workshops we provide but the safe and inviting community we’ve built to allow participants to feel comfortable when exploring such a controversial topic.

I’m a Clinical Sexologist & Sex Therapist. I have been advocating for sexual health, sex education, and sexual rights for the past twenty years. My advocacy work consists of conducting lectures throughout the US, Latin America and Asia on sexual health, self-empowerment, and of course Dominance and submission.

My therapeutic practice and Mentorship Programs consists of helping men and women overcome any difficulties they’re experiencing in their relationships or themselves and helping them fully connect with their core essence to ensure they live a fuller more rewarding life. Because not everyone lives in New York City, I offer telephone and Skype consultations.

On top of that, I’m the host and founder of BDSM Writers Con which I started in 2012. It started as a 3-Day BDSM Workshop with a handful of authors and readers and in the past five years has skyrocketed into a 4-Day conference with over 150 participants. For 2016, BDSM Writers Con will host it’s first annual west coast conference in Everett Washington, just outside of Seattle.

Why do I do what I do? Because I believe men and women have a right to embrace their full sensual and sexual identities and core essence.

 

 

You have several books out including the award winning BDSM The Naked Truth. Are you currently writing anything new? If so, can you tell us a little about your W.I.P?

 

Actually I’m working on two new books at the moment. One is a playful activities book for the wild child within all of us called, Naughty Games & Activities. This book is full of playful activities like word searches, mazes, crossword pulls and more; all with a very naughty adult subtext to them. I figure, why should kids have all the fun? There’s also pages for you to share a sensually wicked tale or draw a sexy activity which would have sent you to the principal’s office in your younger days.

My second book is called, An Owner’s Manual which guides you on an internal quest of self-discovery. Yes, I purposely say “quest” as opposed to journey. Anyone can go on a journey, but a quest…now that’s getting to the heart and soul of it all; besides there’s always dragons to battle on quests and we all have a few. An Owner’s Manual will help you address your life, your relationships (whether D/s or vanilla) and help you decide consciously for yourself how you wish to experience your life and what you share with others. An Owner’s Manual requires your courage and your determination –hence the quest.

 

 

How did you first discover BDSM and when did you decide to write about it?

 

This is a hard questions to answer since it requires me to try and separate who I am from when I actually discovered there were “others like me” and by the grace of the Universe there was actually a whole community—a world—out there.

I was kinky before kinky was popular. I recall sitting in my bedroom for hours when I was a teenager starting at the life-size murals I’d drawn on my walls. Murals that depicted BDSM scenes that I didn’t yet understand what they were; like one of a man being whipped by two girls in short shorts; or the one with the nude male while the woman wore a beautiful blue gown. Back then, over 30-years ago, such behavior or thoughts were not acceptable—hell, even today, they’re still not very popular in certain circles. (Wait…did I just age myself? chuckles)

I remember what it was like sitting on my bed thinking I was weird and wishing I could be “normal” like everyone else. Wishing there was someone to talk to that would help me make sense of it all. That’s one of the reasons why I became a Sexologist and sex educator specializing in BDSM; because there aren’t many therapists or educators who will discuss sexuality and desires without judging you or putting their moralistic prejudice twists to it.

As for writing about Dominance and submission, I started writing about it back in 2002, providing little snippets of it my books such as Sex Unlimited and The W.I.S.E. Journal for the Sensual Woman. It wasn’t until 2011 that I actually wrote BDSM The Naked Truth and BDSM for Writers. and came out of the leather closet myself. This year, I published Domme Says which is full of playful quotes a Dominant woman would say incorporated into a journal book – because we all need a place to write our thoughts. And under BDSM Writers Con corporation, we published our second annual BDSM Writers Con Anthology 2015 which holds nine wonderful BDSM stories by this year’s featured authors. Note Amazon censored our anthology and deemed it “adult content” making it almost impossible to find on their website unless you know to look under adult filters or “all departments”. Therefore, we made it simple to find on our website and even threw in a discount.

 

 

I attended BDSM Writers Con in New York this past August. For me personally, it was the best conference I have attended so far. Can you tell us about the BDSM Writers Con and how it came to be? Is this a conference for writers as well as readers?

 

I’m so pleased to hear you enjoyed BDSM Writers Con. That it’s the best conference experience you’ve had…smiles…I’m thrilled to hear. Our goal is to provide a playful safe atmosphere where participants can learn and discover for themselves the various aspects of the Dominance and submission lifestyle through the lectures and live demonstrations we offer conducted by BDSM experts. Alongside our BDSM workshops, we provide educational and marketing opportunities for authors to enhance their skills on how to better write their BDSM novels and sell them.

Don’t let our name fool you, BDSM Writers Con is for both writers and readers of Dominance and submission. Our name merely lets you know what you’ll get—lots of BDSM writers and content.

Like any other book conference, BDSM Writers Con is a place where readers can mingle with their favorite –or soon to be favorite—authors. However, that’s where our similarities end because we take you further—much much further!

We bring in BDSM Experts with years of experience to share their thoughts and lifestyle with you. Our live demonstrations allow you to explore first hand some of common BDSM practices and our SM Exploratorium allows you to embrace your dominant or submissive side—or both—as you try various activities such as flogging, bondage, or sensory dep (a fancy name for using blindfolds.) Plus, we take you to an actual BDSM Club or create a Dungeon for you (as we’re doing in Everett), where you can actually experience the lifestyle first hand among those that actually live it. Whether you relish in being a voyeur or want to try a real-life experience of your own, is up to you. We won’t tell. smiles.

Many of our participants, both authors and readers, have returned year-after-year as each BDSM Writers Con provides its own marvelous experience. Some of our participants have been with us for five years; when we were just a 3-Day Intensive Workshop.

 

 

BWC will have its first West Coast conference in Everett Washington in March 31 – April 3, 2016. What will the Everett conference offer that the New York one might not? For people who may be attending both conferences in 2016 or may have been to one the previous year, what new things can we look forward to?

 

I’m so excited about our first West Coast conference. Every BDSM Writers Con is different and has its own personality making every workshops, live demo, and Mix & Mingles we host unique. The major difference between New York City and Everett will be that we’re hosting our very own BDSM Ball & Dungeon Party. We’ve joined forces with the local D/s community and are bringing the Dungeon to our participants at our host hotel. And New York City hosts a Publishers’ Panel and editor agent appointments.

For Everett, we’re hosting two additional Mix & Mingles which are being provided by our sponsors. The first is our “Unofficial Kick-Off Party” for those participants arriving early which is on March 30 and is sponsored by Blue Water Organic Distilling. Blue Water is even creating a special signature drink for us using their very own organic vodka and other ingredients. They’re calling it: Spank Me!

BarMyx Everett’s Alternative Bar is also hosting a Mix & Mingle for us on April 1st and their bartenders—all men—will be serving us wearing creations by Cut-2-Me-Designs another of our sponsors. Talk about erotic wear for men.

Best of all, our Sunday Book Fair will include more than just books; it’ll have a little art work by our sponsor Seattle Erotic Art Festival and sample tasters by Blue Water Organic Distilling and more.

There’s so much more we can do in Everett because the costs of putting on the conference is much less. Best of all, our host hotel is providing us with rooms for only $79 – $99 a night. Did I mention our keynote speaker is erotic author Tiffany Reisz?

No two BDSM Writers Cons are ever alike whether we’re in Everett or New York City. You won’t want to miss either one. And now we’re making it easier for you to do so with special holiday discounts and of course our many giveaways. Why not attend them both and tell us which you like best?

 

 

Do you have a favorite book that you like to read over and over? Tell us about what books/authors you enjoy reading. I love a good book recommendation.

 

Laughs…you think I have time to read? Well, okay I will admit I do use reading as an escape. My favorite book is Rough Canvas by Joey W. Hill. This story has it all for me; a man (Thomas) struggling with family values, being accepted, and supporting those he loves, while he silently yearns for the love he doesn’t think is possible. And his lover (Marcus), who’s fighting to show Thomas that their love can survive if Thomas would simply reach for it—fight to keep it. All of this within the context of a D/s relationship that’s so erotic it melts my eReader every time. There are so many nuances to this book that each time I read it, I discover something new. I’ve read it at least seven times in the past two years. It’s my go-to book when I want to relax and turn off the world.

Because of the Golden Flogger Award, I’ve had the opportunity to discover many new authors which I’ve added to my must read list like: Alaska Angelini who’s hard hitting BDSM dark erotica books make my heart race with anticipation; Jillian Verne & Cris Anson who are sizzling hot in their descriptions; and new authors just starting their writing careers like Rose C. Carole, Corrine A. Silver and Arlee Scott. Each year, I discover a few more authors through BDSM Writers Con and the workshops I conduct.

 

 

I just have a few more quick and fun little questions for you.

Favorite movie and/or TV show?
The Terminator & The English Patient. I just love the fact that he goes back for her regardless of the risk to himself (The Terminator) or the fact that he knows she’ll have died (The English Patient). I’m a major romantic at heart.

 

Favorite song?
Hear Me Now by Hollywood Undead

 

Do you have pets (animal or human)?
Grins…I will only admit that I practice what I teach.

 

eReader or Paperback?
I love the convenience of an eReader especially that you can increase the font size. However, when I’m reading anything that’s non-fiction or editing manuscripts for those authors I Mentor, it’s paperbacks all the way.

 

Currently reading?
All the recent Golden Flogger Award nominees.

 

 

Thank you Dr. Charley for taking the time to meet with me today and getting Snitched Between The Bed Posts. It was an honor to have this one-on-one time with you and I am looking forward to seeing you again at the BDSM Writers Con in Everett Washington March 31 – April 3, 2016 and in New York August 18 – 21, 2016.

 

 

Buy the Books

 

 

Dr. Charley Ferrer’s Amazon Catalog

 

 

MORE ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
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Dr. Charley Ferrer
Sex Therapist & Educator
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Books by Dr. Charley Ferrer
BDSM Intensive — NEW (March 2015)
Sex Unlimited
BDSM for Writers
BDSM—The Naked Truth
The Latina Kama Sutra — Nominated for Best Sexuality Book 2006/2007
The W.I.S.E. Journal for the Sensual Woman — Awarded Best Self-Help Book 2002
The Passionate Latina: In Our Own Words
Sex Con Sabor Latina (A play)
La Latina Kama Sutra: El Guía Absoluto Para Citas, Sexo, y Placeres Eróticos
Para La Mujer Sensual – Best Self-Help Book 2002

Anthologies
First Annual BDSM Writers Con Anthology
Yin Rising: The Chinese Sexual Evolution
Killing Kolumus & Other Love Stories

Facts About Dr. Charley Ferrer:
* The ONLY Latina Doctor of Human Sexuality in the United States!
* ONLY American Sexologist invited to speak to the populace of Falcon Venezuela 2013
* ONLY American-Latina Sexologist invited to speak before the Chinese Sexology Association in China 2013 & Hired to work with the women of China on sex education
* Sex Expert for Fox News Latino, Telemundo, El Diario La Prensa Newspaper, Fruta Extrana, KISS FM—The Michael Basdien Show, Latino Future Magazine, and Hispanically Speaking News—Chicago
* Recognized as a “Groundbreaking” Latina Leaders of 2006” for her work in the field of Sexology and Sexual Health by the National Association for Latina Leaders
* Recognized as a “Groundbreaking” Latina Leaders of 2006” for her work in the field of Sexology and Sexual Health by the National Association for Latina Leaders.
* Author of the Best Self Help Book 2002 — The W.I.S.E. Journal for the Sensual Woman
* Spoke before the World Congress of Sexology & International Congress 2005, 2006, 2008
* Guest Speaker at ASSECT Convention 2008
* Professor of Psychology & Human Sexuality at Rutgers University
* Freelance writer with various magazines, newspapers and internet sites
* Deemed “The Latina Dr. Ruth” by various magazines and International newspapers
* Called the Monty Hall of Sex for her ability to provide endless possibilities and solutions to relationship and sexual problems
* Keynote Speaker at various Universities & Organizational events
* Conducts workshops/lectures throughout the USA and Latin America on Sexual Health/Education

 

 

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Register HERE 

Early-bird registration: $250
Full Registration: $300 for Everett 2016 starts March 1, 2016
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At the door registration: $350

BDSM Writers Con is dedicated to writers and readers of Dominance and submission. No other conference offers writers and readers the ability to discover the complexities of Dominance and submission through workshops, live demos, and fascinating hands-on experiences while you interact with your favorite–and soon-to-be favorite–BDSM authors. Plus you’ll attended a private BDSM Club Party.
Our host & founder, Dr. Charley Ferrer a world-renowned Clinical Sexologist and BDSM Educator provides you with the secrets you need to know that’s got erotic authors like Cris Anson exploring and the Rolling Stone Magazine taking notice.
Due to the nature of this event, ALL participants must be 19 years of age or older!

Refund & Cancellation policy: Refunds less $150 administrative fee available up to 91 days prior to conference. No
refunds 90 days prior to conference. Featured Author status cannot be transferred nor refunded. You can transfer your registration to a qualifying participant for $50 per transfer. Questions contact: info@bdsmwriterscon.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

BDSM Writers Ball & Dungeon Party
Holiday Inn Downtown
Everett, Washington
Saturday — April 2, 2016
http://bdsmwriterscon.com/ball

 

 

BDSM Writers Con 2016
Everett WA
March 31 – April 3, 2016
Keynote Speaker – Tiffany Reisz

Manhattan NYC
August 18 – 21, 2016
Keynote Speaker – Sierra Cartwright

Register HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tell them Mindy Book Snitch OR Naughty Book Snitch sent you 🙂

See you all soon… hopefully in Everett Washington! That’s where I’ll be. 

Read my review of my experience at the 2015 BWC in New York

 

 

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Setta Jay Day ~ Author Interview

Setta Jay Books

Interview with Author Setta Jay Saturday April 26, 2014
Interview done by Mindy Naughty Book Snitch

Author: Setta Jay
Interview Event: “Setta Jay Day”
Date: 4/26/14
Time: 10am – 12am (CST)
Where: Facebook Online Only

Works: The Guardians of the Realms series
Hidden Ecstasy #0.5
Ecstasy Unbound #1
Ecstasy Claimed #2

AuthorInterview

Welcome Setta Jay and thank you for taking the time to spend with our fellow readers, reviewers and fans here at Naughty Book Snitch. I’ve recently had the pleasure of reading your erotic paranormal romance series, The Guardians of the Realms, and I very much loved each book. I’m excited about your newest book Ecstasy Claimed, which was released on March 28, 2014.

 

How would you describe The Guardians of the Realms series to someone who hasn’t read them yet?

I guess I’d describe it as an action packed series where hot, dominant alpha males and powerful heroines defend the world’s Realms from corrupt Demi-Gods. All the while they succumb to a hot and charged mating frenzy. It’s a big Erotic Paranormal Romance series meant for an adult audience that like their naughty. LOL

 

What genre do you consider your books?

I write Erotic Paranormal Romance. I was in a writing workshop last year where Tiffany Reisz and Roni Loren explained that the difference between Erotic Romance and Erotica is that in Erotica sex drives the plot.

 

I know you love to read and you’ve mentioned before, “the dirtier the better”. Who are your favorite authors and what are some of your favorite books?

It’s really hard to answer with just a few and I’ll probably miss some. I will read pretty much anything Historical and think it’s great even if it’s not super dirty. Lol That’s probably because my first favorite author was Judith McNaught. I LOVE her and still have the tattered books from when I was a teenager. I really wish she still wrote… As far as some others that I reread, I’d have to say Maya Banks, Sweet Temptation; Patton’s Way by Jenny Penn; Lora Leigh’s Breeds or really anything that she writes; Charlene Teglia; Lorilei James; Cherise Sinclair; I also read a lot of sexy, but not kinky paranormal authors; Larissa Ione, Nalini Singh, Laura Wright, Thea Harrison, Cynthia Eden to name a very small few. Oh and I love Laurell K. Hamilton’s Merideth Gentry series.

 

Who and/or what has inspired your writing style?

I’d say Judith McNaught with her strong, intelligent, yet completely feminine heroines. My world building was inspired in part by Gena Showalter’s early Lords of the Underworld Series. Lora Leigh and Maya Banks influenced my love of writing erotic scenes with a bit of kink.

 

What made you decide to get into writing erotic romance and have you always been interested in writing?

I’ve always been infatuated with the idea of writing. There were always stories running in my mind. I didn’t seriously start to consider writing a novel until about six or seven years ago. At the time I thought it would be a personal goal that would likely be shelved. I started writing a young adult novel, just to write and hated it. Lol. There came a time when I finally decided, with the encouragement of my husband, that at thirty something years old I shouldn’t be so concerned about what my family might think and just write what I want, what I love.

 

I want to know, as I’m sure everyone else does… How do you come up with some of these sex scenes? Don’t hold back, we want to know all the dirty details.

I have a wonderful husband that is more than willing to sacrifice his body in the name of research. LOL Add that to a very vivid imagination and I’m set. Working in a paranormal world makes it fun. I can let my imagination take me anywhere. It’s one of my favorite things to write.

 

Are you currently reading anything? What is it?

I was feeling like a historical so I just started Taken by the Duke by Jess Michaels. I have stacks of books and tons on my reader so it’s always hard to pick the next book. I always put up what I’m currently reading on Goodreads and anyone is welcome to send a friend request or follow me there 🙂 Setta Jay Goodreads profile

 

Two Part question:
1) When can we expect to see the next installment of The Guardians of the Realms? Can you tell us what Guardian it will be?

2) Your short story “Hidden Ecstasy” is about Vane and Brianne. Can you tell us if these two will get full length novels? Will they get their HEA?

I’m shooting for the end of June, but it could be as late as July for the next book. It’s Dorian & Rain’s story and Dorian is being a pain. LOL I’m currently writing it and it’s starting to get really interesting. As far as Vane and Brianne, you’ll be seeing them again soon.

 

I’m a cover whore so I’m interested to know who designed your covers? Do you have any input on the design? Do you know who the models are and do you get to meet them?

My husband does my covers with stock images we purchase. I help because I’m apparently very picky. LOL I have a thing for simple headless covers, partially because it’s difficult to find a face to match my mental images.

 

Kresley Cole and Gena Showalter are good friends. Do you have any writer friends that you consult with for inspirations and ideas while you’re writing?

Not to hash out story lines, but I have some author friends I met through Romance Writers of America.

 

I went to my first book convention last year, Romantic Times Booklovers Convention 2013, and got to meet some amazing people and authors. Are you planning on going to any book conventions in 2014 or 2015?

I really want to but I haven’t set anything in stone yet for this year. The last two years I’ve gone to the Romance Writers of America Conventions and loved them, but they’re geared more for writers and aspiring authors with only a Literacy Signing that’s open to the public.

 

In Ecstasy Unbound there is a rape scene that is oddly erotic and leaves me with conflicting emotions on how I feel about it as a reader. My body is saying yes but my mind is saying no. How difficult is it to write a scene like that?

It was difficult, but it just came out and I felt it needed to be written. It had a purpose in my mind. My editor commented on it, and when I explained my thoughts she felt it was a good idea to leave it in. The crazy part about having it in there is that I actually have a really difficult time reading rape scenes myself.

Mindy Naughty Book Snitch Response -> That is such a controversial subject. Of course rape is bad and in real life its extremely tragic and horrible. Nobody wishes that on anyone. With that being said… I think your scene is written very well and that’s why (I think) the reader has conflicting emotions. This is a fantasy fiction and different from my own reality. This is not real world and exactly why I love to read. Just wanted to get that out.

 

I’ve read in some other reviews that your series, The Guardians of the Realms, might be compared to J.R. Wards Black Dagger Brotherhood, in relation to the epicness of your paranormal angle and story. How do you feel about this? Would you agree or disagree?

It feels odd and humbling just having my name associated with such a huge author… I do understand where they were coming from. My world is big and different. Those reviewers were giving well known comparisons to recommend the series to those that might enjoy it. I can see guiding a fan of JR Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood in my direction. She has big alpha males, a brotherhood and a big world. I can see where someone that likes her might enjoy my books, even if they are a bit naughtier.

 

Were there any challenges while writing The Guardians of the Realms? Specifically in regards to research since the background of the Guardians is based in Mythology?

The challenges were more in the actual way writing happens for me. I am a lover of spreadsheets, so I had a ton written out and planned. The research I did on mythology was a kind of a loose glimpse. I didn’t want to get sucked in to what was done. I looked at it and changed it to fit my own ideas of the world, only keeping a grain of the actual myth. It was when I started writing Ecstasy Unbound that it all got complicated. I’d heard other authors explain the craziness of the writing experience and didn’t believe it could be so out of control. It really was true. The story had a mind of its own and morphed with each draft. I can’t explain it. A lot of what was in those early spreadsheets never came about.

 

Do you have any favorite music that inspires you while you write? Or Favorite movies?

I tend to write to classic rock. I can’t seem to focus when listening to new music, but for some reason the classic rock channel on T.V. just kind of fades into the background. Considering Ozzy Osborne background music probably indicates I have mental issues. Lol.

 

Do you feel that any of your characters mimic yourself or friends and family in terms of personality? While you’re writing do you feel as if you are that character? Do you cry when they cry and laugh when they laugh?

I really don’t feel like they are anyone but themselves. My heroines are all someone I wish I was like.  I do get into character when writing, and yep I’ve totally cracked myself up. Especially in one particular scene with Alyssa and Gregoire. I could see the look on his face so clearly in my mind that I belly laughed my way through writing a very sexy scene. It was really weird. Lol.

 

Since you are self publishing your books, what are the difficulties and what are the rewards?

My first Romance Writers of America Conference in 2012 was the turning point from spreadsheets to serious writing. At that point, I decided that self-publishing was for me. I’ve never even written a query letter. It’s a lot of work to self-publish, but having creative freedom and control over my own stories is well worth the work. There’s a lot of learning, everything from formatting a manuscript, figuring out covers and finding a way through social media. On that note, I’m so thankful for book bloggers. Lol. Without their guidance and support, I’d get lost in a sea of authors out there. On the writing side, I’m fortunate to have a friend that is brutally honest when going through my drafts. Someone that knows me… She tells me what she thinks is or isn’t working from a reader’s point of view so that I can make changes that fit me, what my story wants to be, and something that others will hopefully enjoy. In the end it’s still my creation. I’m incredibly lucky.

 

Tell us a little bit about your family. What does your husband think about your writing? Does he read your books? Do you have brothers and/or sisters or any other family that have inspired and you?

My aunt was a huge inspiration. She made up children’s stories for my brother, sister and I when we were growing up and read them to us at family events. A few years back she actually rewrote them from her notes and had them bound for all three of us. As for my husband, he is amazing, he’s not a big reader but he listens to my ramblings and supports me like crazy. We made a vacation out of the last writing conference in July. After that week he said he thought I should quit my job and focus on writing full time. At the time I was still doing revisions on Ecstasy Unbound. 🙂 I quit in October and have been working non-stop ever since.

Additional Note From Setta: I thought of something funny in regards to the question on whether my family was supportive of my genre. My dad is a big bear of a man and is also really supportive, although he probably doesn’t grasp the scope of the naughtiness I write. LOL My hubs and I were at dinner with my parents and few months ago and my dad asked if I wrote on my computer because he saw mention of a program that allows you to speak and it would write the words. I laughed and said that I couldn’t imagine saying out loud what I was writing. LOL

 

Name 10 things that nobody knows about you… that you’d like to share with us today. Your first job, how you met your husband, any pets, interests, hobbies, favorite food ext…

1) I’m allergic to perfume, cologne, and smoke to the point that I have two daily prescriptions and one over the counter that I take when I come into contact with strong scents. If I don’t, I’ll start to get a sinus infection within hours and have to go on antibiotics. I consider it Karma. Lol My mom had the same problem my whole life and I used to think she was crazy until it hit me in my twenties. It makes travel a challenge.
2) I have a harder time when they kill off an animal in a book or movie than when they kill a person. Judith McNaught and Julie Garwood have both hit me with that and I balled like a baby. Lol
3) My husband and I love corny movies. We crack up at stuff like the Hot Chick and Step Brothers. It’s really pathetic. We also quote them way too much, sometimes in front of other people…
4) I don’t watch a lot of T.V., my husband is always watching sports… We mostly watch the Big Bang Theory or The Voice when it’s on. During the Big Bang Theory I find myself musing at the writer’s brilliance in coming up with dialogue. lol
5) At least once a week I make a healthier version of what my grandma used to make me when I was little. I boil Smart Taste elbow noodles, add in scrambled egg whites and pour on the ketsup. My husband cringes at the sight of it, but it’s my favorite. Lol My grandma used to cook the noodles, sauté them in butter, top with two fried eggs, and then add the ketsup…
6) I met my Husband in a bar… Yep, that really happens. Lol He was a friend of my cousin’s who I’d driven six hours (one way) to go out with for just the night because I was bored. I was twenty four *shakes head*. There was an intense connection from the moment we danced. It was completely electric. Still is thirteen years later. 😉
7) Our song is Def Leppard’s Pour Some Sugar On Me. The song we danced to the night we met. My husband still sings it to me, mostly with words he just makes up. lol
8) I’m a bit of a germaphobe and have to work to rein it in.
9) I don’t drink a lot but when I do I like it to fit the restaurant. Beer or Magaritas for Mexican. red wine at Italian. My favorite drinks are red wine (Cab), a good Mai Tai and Almond Champagne.
10) I have a life size cutout of Fabio that my old coworkers gave me when I left my job. They all signed the back of it with sweet well wishes for my writing. 🙂

A couple of Fan Questions:

Lori Starr – I love your book! Just about done with it! How did you come up with the idea to write a book of this nature that is so exciting? Hard for me to put down!

Setta Jay – It comes on it’s own after several drafts it just morphs into what it is 🙂

 

Teresa Krenz – If you don’t mind me asking, how has you family responded to your writing genre ?

Setta Jay – I’ve told them it’s dirty and I don’t think my mother and aunt have any idea what that means. LOL I’m pretty sure they’ve got more main stream romance in mind. I’ve asked them not to read it, but you never know what they’ll do. LOL I know they’ve bought copies. My mom was always one of those that frowned at the romance genre. She loves her mysteries. To each there own. I won’t ever lie about what I do. I’ve warned them. If they read and frown, my hubs just said to not let it bother me. I guess a better answer is that they’ve been supportive. They just don’t really fully grasp what they’re supporting. LOL

 

I just wanted to send a HUGE THANK YOU to Setta Jay for spending the ENTIRE day with us!! Its been so much fun 🙂 we look forward to your upcoming books. I would also like to thank your husband for encouraging you to pursue your dream and helping you work out some of the great scenes we read about. *wink wink* This was great fun and I hope to do it again with you in the future.

 

 

About The Author The sad truth is that I’m not nearly as entertaining as fiction. Sigh. I am a thirty-seven year old stay at home writer, thanks to my incredibly supportive husband. We’ve been together for thirteen years and I still love waking up next to that sexy man. We lost our furry child recently, so we are childless at the moment. Our whole world revolved around her. Needless to say, I love animals, especially dogs. Okay, maybe not all animals, I’m not a super big fan of monkeys. Any animal that throws their feces kind of eeks me out. I may, or may not, have a problem with candy. I love any research that leads to Neiman Marcus’ online shoe department. Spreadsheets give me way more happiness than they should. I love to read, the dirtier the better. It all started with the naughty historical romances by Judith McNaught that I devoured as a teenager. I love reading about hot, sexy alpha males and heroines that are smart enough to live.

 

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