Monthly Archives: December 2014
So happy! Got runner up in Best in category: Urban Fantasy in the Evernight’s Readers Choice award! Totally unexpected and man am I grinning. Especially thrilled that my readers loved it enough to vote for it. You are who I write for.
Off on a Tangent
I was thinking about my blog posts this morning and I realized I don’t really write much about myself. My writing, yes, but my actual life? No.
So I thought I might just do that a little this morning. (Yes it is morning on this side of the world.)
Aside from being an author I have a pretty busy and full life.
I’m a mum to two boys.
Pablo and Otis. As you can imagine, they keep me on my toes.
I’m also a textile artist.
An alternative clothing designer.
And a natural horsewoman.
Okay so it wasn’t so much writing about me, as showing you a little of who I am and what I do.
In a nut shell
Why do I write sex scenes in my books? Is it really just smut?
I found this this morning and it captures in essence why I don’t draw the curtains.
“If you don’t feel comfortable writing about sex, then don’t. By this, I mean writing about sex as it actually exists, in the real world, as an ecstatic, terrifying and, above all, deeply emotional process. Real sex is compelling to read about because the participants are so utterly vulnerable. We are all, when the time comes to get naked, terribly excited and frightened and hopeful and doubtful, usually at the same time. You mustn’t abandon them in their time of need. You mustn’t make of them naked playthings with rubbery parts. You must love them, wholly and without shame, as they go about their human business. Because we’ve already got a name for sex without the emotional content: it’s called pornography.” STEVE ALMOND (Author)