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Of statues and symphonies…

 I have taken my show on the road, to Great Britain, land of my birth. I am spending the summer in Pimlico, in the City of Westminster, once home to Winston Churchill and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, among others. At Orange Square on the Pimlico Road, not far from the house where he wrote his first […]

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And now, let us join together in song

Spank features the joy of spanking as foreplay. And, as a daily newspaper  recently pointed out, “the reader begins to understand it, perhaps embrace it, and possibly want to try it.” Oh dear. Do try to restrain yourselves out there. However, in a week that has elected a new Pope, perhaps we should turn our […]

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Making notes: From Bondi to the Blue Mosque

They say criminals often  return to the scene of the crime. Well, maybe authors do too. Why else am I standing in 27-degree  sunshine  on the promenade at Bondi  – Sydney’s iconic beach – watching the surf pound in along a kilometre of golden sand. Oh, I remember now. It’s mid-winter in Vancouver, where the […]

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Romance readers will feel the love

Before the holidays,  I left you with a reporter’s questions about Spank: The Improbable Adventures of George Aloysius Brown. She wanted to know what sort of reader I think it will attract and why anyone who isn’t familiar with the erotica genre would want to read it . I’ll be honest, if people are turned […]

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How a flea beat out a fly in the race to erotic narration 125 years ago

Who hasn’t wished they could be a ‘fly on the wall’—nearly invisibly dropping in on a particularly juicy conversation or event? And what kind of event would be juicier than an erotic one? So when I was thinking of how best to recount the goings-ons in the court of Catherine de Medici—the 16th century Queen […]

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One small step in your novel, one giant step to becoming a writer…

It seems like a small thing—putting that first sentence down on paper (or screen, as it may be). But don’t sell yourself short, if you’ve gone as far as putting the first words together in hopes of creating a novel, then you’re on your way. Many people dream of writing a novel, but few people […]

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