Author has written 169 stories for Romance, Humor, General, Historical, Sci-Fi, Young Adult, Fantasy, and Spiritual.
I was a shy, insecure, lonely kid growing up in an alcoholic family so romance wasn't something I experienced and the traumas from my youth haunt me to this day. Writing here is therapy for me.
I get most of my story ideas from real life incidents I have heard about or expeirenced myself. I keep an ear open listening for potential story ideas. Just as actors observe life, writers do too. Reading newspapers, magazines and social media can also trigger story ideas and of course stories on this site can help all of us come up with the ideas of our own.
I try to make my characters vulnerable and I like the idea of redemption, second chances, and love found.
A Disconnected Life: The Flight of Birdy Braft is by far the longest and I would like to think most developed story here, the first one I posted. It is my favorite. I'm also proud of How I Spent the Blizzard of '78 and Becoming Savinski among others
Sadly, many of my favorites don't get that much notice but a funny thing happened when I started posting what I call my guilty pleasures – over the top sexual romps with plenty of erotica and overt nudity (some my long time sexual fantasies) – the hits went through the roof (especially the Gratuitous Sex Stories series).
While I try to make the characters real and believable and likeable and incorporate some sort of story line in these guilty pleasures, I’m a little surprised that it’s apparently the overt sex that is driving the hits. I worry that young teenagers are reading this stuff (which might not be the most ethical thing for me to be doing (even if we all can relate to that stuff )) . Hint: They're rated M for a reason, readers!!!!!
Biggest Surprise: Peter and Sarah's Virgin Wedding Night is not one of my favorites - I wrote it mostly to counter some of the overt sexual stuff with a different viewpoint and it generated a couple of tough reviews - yet this story has more hits than almost any other story I've posted. Although I have mixed feelings about this piece (and am still debating whether or not to delete or change the last scene), I'm glad I posted it based on the review Sharri offered. If I've helped one person, it's a good thing.
(Fictional Blue County, Hillsboro, Greenville and some of the other locations used in most of the stories is based on the area where I grew up.
My work schedule recently changed so I probably won't be posting stories quite as frequently as before but I'm still writing whenever I can.
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