The Unrepentant voluptuary

What does “voluptuary” mean?

  • I know it’s obscure, but I love this word! It means “a person devoted to luxury and sensual pleasure”. I am definitely one of those! It’s the Taurus in me.

Why horror? Why erotica?

  • The short, simple answer is because I love it. For longer, more in depth explorations of why I write what I write, check out my blog!

What’s your favorite scary movie?

  • This is one of those impossible to answer easily questions. I have so many! A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) is my favorite slasher. One that recently got under my skin was The Night House (2021). Since I was a kid, I have loved the movie Paper House (1988). I swear I like movies without the words “night” or “house” in them!

Do you prefer chocolate or vanilla ice cream?

  • Yes, please. But honestly, I prefer vanilla with chocolate syrup.

How do you take your tea?

  • This is a very important question! If we’re talking about black tea, then I prefer it sweet and tan (3 sugars and a splash of milk/cream). For herbal tea, I like only sugar or honey, nothing else (except maybe lemon if I’m ill).

How did you get started writing?

  • I began writing stories at the age of 7. My first story was about a woman scientist witch who lived in a grey world and invented the colors of the rainbow in a cauldron in her basement. So, you know, not much has changed! On a professional level, I began writing for genre website Dread Central all that way back in 2006, thanks to my good friend and soul sister, Debi.

Where do you get your ideas from?

  • Everywhere. I know that’s like the most annoying answer ever, but it’s the truth. Everything I read, watch, and listen to sparks ideas in my mind. My brain just LOVES to ask me, “What if…?”

I want to be a writer. Can I send you samples of my writing or tell you about my ideas?

  • No, sorry! I’m unable to read others’ writing or advise on stories/books. Please do not send them – you won’t get a response, and they will be deleted. This is a legal issue.

I want to be a writer. Can you give me writing advice?

  • Write a lot. Read more. Never give up.

Do you know where I can find fan-fic of your books?

  • I live for the day there is fan-fic of my books. However, for legal reasons, I can’t read or acknowledge it. Sorry!

How can I contact you?