Those of you who attended the Naked Reader Book Club meeting last Tuesday evening might remember when I said keep an eye out for more D.L. King! For anybody who couldn’t make it to the meeting, D.L. took time out from her trip to Las Vegas to chat with us about her book, The Sweetest Kiss.
What does the inside of D. L. King’s head look like and where does she get those ideas? After years of education and careers in other arenas, what inspired her, ten years ago to begin typing away at her keyboard—and what took her so long to get there? Can writing erotica be considered a revolutionary act?
In elementary school, D.L. King took vocational aptitude tests twice. The first time, she wanted to be a doctor and so the test reflected an aptitude for science. By the second time she took the test, she'd decided she wanted to be a writer and, amazingly, the test suggested she’d be most suited to a career in letters.
Perhaps what it truly revealed was a talent for manipulation that serves her well as an erotica writer. Years later, she's pulling our libidinous strings with, in her words, hot, kinky, dangerous, smutty, erotic stories—stories that will give you ideas... make you wet... make you hard... make you hard and wet.
King’s path to erotic writer has not been straight or narrow. She's achieved both an MFA in Photography and a Masters in Education and works in neither field. She's been a Girl Scout, a chemical analyst, a teacher, a legal secretary and an administrator. Not until about ten years ago, did she sit down at the computer and begin writing a novel—“for no apparent reason.”
Since then, King had published two novels and a few dozen short stories, and edited two erotic anthologies. She’s published and edited Erotica Revealed, a website dedicated to reviewing erotic writing and maintains her own blog. When one of her anthologies, The Sweetest Kiss, was selected as a featured title for the October 2010 Naked Reader Book Club, we immediately wanted to know more about the woman behind this wickedly titillating collection of vampire erotica—and we're thrilled she's agreed to join us!
Do you have questions for D.L.? This is your time to interview her!
Ask as many questions as you’d like; you can even post about and link to the Interview from your blog if you want to. Feel free to share your thoughts!
And there are prizes!
D.L. will be giving away awesome prizes for her three favorite questions! We’ll be announcing the winners on this thread, on November 10th.
The prizes are...
1st Prize: A copy of D.L.’s Book, The Sweetest Kiss and a $50 Eden gift card!
2nd Prize: : A copy of D.L.’s Book, The Sweetest Kiss and a $25 Eden gift card!
3rd Prize: : A copy of D.L.’s Book, The Sweetest Kiss!
The interview is open for questions from today (October 28th ) – November 3rd.
Everyone, please join us in a warm welcome to D.L. King!