Jen: This week we welcome Darren Michael to the blog. Darren, will you please share a short bio with us?
Darren: I would love to. My name is Darren and I write erotic encounter fiction from both a male and a female perspective which means that I am in fact in touch with my feminine side.
Jen: Tell us about Flipside Erotica and where it’s available.
Darren: Flipside Erotica presents: Both Sides of the Story Vol. 1 is a collection of 12 stories of erotic encounters, written from both the male and female points of view and perspectives. One half of the story is written from the male side and one from the female.
Jen: At what age did you discover writing and when were you first published? Tell us your call story.
Darren: I started writing to impress my girlfriend at the time 10 years ago, and Then the stories grew from there. I published my first book a year ago, and it has been amazing.
Jen: Describe your writing in three words.
Darren: Steamy, Sexy and Honest
Jen: How do you approach your writing? Do you plot or go with the flow?
Darren: I take some things from my life ,and some from fantasies, and others lives and put it all down on paper as it comes to me then I edit from there.
Jen: What is it about the erotica genre that appeals to you?
Darren: Its sexy and honest and every story is entirely possible yet amazingly unattainable.
Jen: What kind of research did you do for this book?
Darren: Oh I did all sorts of research, especially the good kind.
Jen: Is there a genre that you’d like to write? Is there a genre you’ll probably stay away from and why?
Darren: I stay away from longer fiction, I find I am not patient enough for it. I would love to write real stories, real erotic encounters from the person telling the stories POV.
Jen: Who has inspired you as an author?
Darren: I don’t read other erotic authors, I want my work to be authentic and honest, and not to be changed by someone else.
Jen: Do you do anything special to celebrate a sale, new contract, or release?
Darren: Volume 2 should be coming out soon, in May so that’s a highlight.
Jen: What has been your highlight of your career to this point?
Darren: The feedback I am getting from readers, it has been amazingly positive.
Jen: What’s the most interesting comment you have received about your books?
Darren: “OMG I made my husband read it and then it was like BOOM!”
Jen: What’s next for you?
Darren: More research for volume 2 hopefully.
Jen: Is there anything you’d like to ask our readers?
Darren: What is your favorite erotic encounter and fantasy?