Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Straight From the Mouth of 'Tickling Daphne H.' by Veronica Frances

Veronica Frances is the pseudonym for a creative writer, residing in New York City. She has had a love of tickling for her entire life. She enjoys singing and writing songs. She also writes non-fiction and poetry.

Her latest book is Tickling Daphne H.

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Thanks for letting us interrogate interview you!  Can you give us a go-for-the-gut answer as to why you wanted to be an author?

I love expressing myself and I have always done that very well. I also love getting a reaction out of people. I have always been a very creative person and I love being able to put my creativity out there for everybody to see.

Tell us (we won’t tell promise!) is it all it’s cracked up to be?  I mean what are the perks and what are the demands?

The actual creativity part is the biggest perk for me. I love being able to escape for a while into a world that I myself create. Also, all of the positive feedback I have received about my book has been a really great perk. The marketing part of things are where the demands come in. Part of me enjoys the challenge of marketing my work and another part of me just wants to push it to the side so I can begin my next novel.

Which route did you take – traditional or self-published – and can you give us the nitty gritty low down on what’s that like?

I went with a small press so I could retain artistic control.

Tell us for real what your family feels about you spending so much time getting your book written, polished, edited, formatted, published, what have you?

My family is very supportive of me in any endeavor that I pursue.

This is for pet lovers.  If you don’t own a pet, skip this question, but do your pets actually get their food on time or do they have to wait until you type just one more word?

I don’t have a pet at the moment, but my previous pets all got fed on time. My pets always come first.

In writing your book, how did you deal with the phone ringing, your family needing dinner or your boss calling you saying you’re late?

The phone was the biggest problem. I had to tell people that I was writing and that I would get back to them. There is nothing like writing a hot steamy sex scene when the phone suddenly rings. I knew my voice always sounded like I was in the middle of something naughty. Luckily I am my own boss and do not have anybody standing over me.

What was the craziest or insane thing that happened to you in the book publishing process?

There is nothing crazy or dramatic to report. Things have basically gone really smoothly.

How about the social networks?  Which ones do you believe help and which ones do you wish you could avoid?

Twitter and Facebook are the best. Pinterest is very interesting and has a nice visual appeal, but I don’t find it to be as helpful as Twitter and Facebook.

Book sales.  Don’t you just love them (or lack of?)?  How are you making the sales happen for you?

Besides my virtual book tour, I just keep Tweeting, blogging, posting on Facebook and updating my website.

What is one thing you’d like to jump on the rooftop and scream about?

I have found one of the biggest downsides to being an author in today’s world, is all the free fiction available out there. In the world of erotica, so many writers are sharing their work for free on the internet. Readers no longer have to spend a single penny to read hot erotic fiction. Why buy a book if you can just get story after story for free? It doesn’t matter that the content is unedited and full of grammatical errors.

Authors put so much time into their work, but most people don’t care. They just want to go to the library, or find a way to download books free on the internet. I think it is incredibly disrespectful to authors. After all, authors need to make a living too.

Okay, too much sugar for you today!  Here’s a nice cup of Chamomile tea and come on over and sit under the cabana and watch the waves roll in.  Now…can you tell us what you love about being a published author and how all those things above doesn’t matter because it’s all part of the whole scheme of things and you wouldn’t have it any other way?

With all the disappointments, rejections and headaches, I would not change a thing. I love the writing process. The feelings of pure elation I get when I am immersed in my own wild imagination are enough to keep me writing, no matter how difficult and challenging the road ahead may be.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Thank you for hosting my book!