In exactly four weeks I’ll be getting off a train, having had a wonderful few days in London. During that time I will have learned and laughed (and been a very good girl, honestly!) with some amazing people at Eroticon, some of whom will, no doubt, be familiar to you by name at least. This time around is my second visit to Eroticon, and hopefully there will be many more in the future. If you want to know what we’ll be getting up to, you can find the schedule here. Equally, if you are considering coming (which would be very exciting) and you want to grab yourself a ticket, you can still get hold of one. Find them here.
Just like last year, attendees have been set a series of ‘Meet and Greet’ questions. These are my answers for this year. Whether you think you’ve got to know me more by reading on, I daren’t imagine! You’ll have to let me know. Or dive for cover… 🙂
What are you most looking forward to about Eroticon 2018?
This is always such a difficult question! What’s fantastic is when you get to meet in person someone you’ve been fangirling over for quite a while (and I get the feeling I’ll be doing that again!). One of my top priorities is to ensure I attend the sessions on taboo and on writing longer erotica, both by Remittance Girl, and without doubt, Kayla Lords’ session on making money for your blog without selling your soul (partly because the ethics of it resonates with me, partly because I feel that fangirl thing happening already!). I’m actually looking forward to all the session based around the practicalities and the necessary processes of being a writer (including all the scary legal stuff).
But I’m rubbish at all the social goings-on, so if you happen to find me in the middle of a room, it’s probably because I got lost on my way to finding a corner to hide in. I have no sense of direction whatsoever…
We are creating a play list of songs for the Friday Night Meet & Greet. Nominate one song that you would like us to add to the play list and tell us why you picked that song.
You may think it corny, or you may just think it’s old, but ‘Nights in White Satin’ is my choice. I’ve been in love with this song for as long as I can remember; I’ve dreamt of spending nights in white satin (not alone, obviously!), although I never have, and, to put it bluntly, it makes me wet every single time I hear it. What else can I say? I’d be putty in the hands of a (k)night bearing white satin!
What’s the first career you dreamed of having as a kid?
Funny you ask this one because I recently found some very old school books dating back to when I was six. In one, it said, “I want to be an authoress” (clearly ‘writer’ just wasn’t posh enough!). I used to write and make little books all the time, sewing them together and putting illustrations on the front and back. The best thing I ever recall doing at primary school was when I was nine. We were given a thick exercise book and told we had to write a novel in it. I was in my element!
Weirdest place you’ve ever gotten up to mischief (define ‘mischief’ however you like…)?
Um… not terribly weird as such, but the ‘Education’ room of the library (yes, it really was called that), or maybe the desk in the private office of a lecturer, involving something to do with Turkish Delight. I might not elaborate further unless asked personally, other than to say that said lecturer was very much absent!
Tell us two truths and a lie about yourself.
Being the mystery fiction obsessive that I am, and having written my Masters dissertation on Agatha Christie, I own every book written by a crime writer in the interwar period.
I considered a career as a spy when I was a teenager, and I would still love to be one! A bit like the Mata Hari meets Margaret Rutherford playing Miss Marple. 😉
I want to have sex in the Pullman carriage of the Orient Express, MANY times, but particularly in Italy, and wearing a 1920’s dress while my lover wears a dinner suit. Although not for long.
I wonder if they have white satin sheets…?
Complete the sentence. I want…
It would be lovely if you hopped over to the Eroticon website and read the other attendees’ Meet and Greets, too.