Saturday, August 7, 2010
Author Interview: Abby Wood
Please join me in welcoming Abby Wood to Write Outside the Box. Abby is a writer of erotica.
R- When did you start writing?
A- I've always loved to write, but started seriously learning the craft about 4 years ago. Two years ago, I decided to take the plunge and write stories with the goal to be published.
R- How long did it take for you to publish your first work? What do you have to say about the publishing process?
A- It took four months from sending off my very first submission to receiving my first contract. I started out writing only mainstream romance, and have slowly grown into writing erotic romance too.
R- You write erotica. What do you think about the increase in the demand for erotica? What was it about erotica that drew you to write about it?
A- I loved reading erotic romance stories and had a friend ask me if I ever thought about writing the sexy books. Since I had the love of a good sexy story, I tried it, and found out that I came away knowing my characters even more. I can go much deeper into their "being" when I write erotic stories. Their personalities, desires, and life experiences mold them sexually. I love to discover my characters.
I love to see the increase in demand. It shows me that people are opening up their minds and relating to a sexual life that everyone has, and shouldn't be something that is never talked about. The nice thing about erotic/erotica is that there are books for everyone's taste.
R- What are your three fav books/authors and why?
A- Lol This is the hardest question to answer, because I like so many. Robyn Carr stands out, because I like how she molds her stories around a community. Nora Roberts, because she's Nora. Lori Wilde, for her humor. Julia Quinn, who is rounded storyteller. And, the list goes on!
R- Could you tell us about your latest release?
A- My latest is a book called Twice Her Age that came out with Loose Id in July, 2010. Here's a little blurb…
Debbie Nordall was tired of the guys her age who only wanted to party and change girlfriends every other week. She wanted someone older, wiser, and more sophisticated to love.
Mick Reed spotted her right away. The woman at the bar was confident, beautiful, and young... everything he wanted. She was the woman who would commit to him fully, and in return, he'd give her anything she wanted. Was he fooling himself to think that age didn't matter?
R- What advice would you give to up and coming writers?
A- Keep writing! I know that everyone says that, but it is true. Also, don't give up if you receive a rejection for your story. Publishing is very subjective, and what might not work for one publisher, another publisher will love.
R- What can we expect to see from Abby Wood in the future?
A- More books! I have a three book series called Within the Circle coming out in October about triplet sisters who are also Pagan witches. I have a novel length paranormal called To Play or Obey? coming out in November that has some of the sexiest vampires you'll meet. To Play or Obey? is book one in a new series called Peckerwood: Population 336. There is something secretive about the town of Peckerwood, you won't want to miss it. ;-)
Thank you so much for having me here today. If you'd like to visit my website, you can find it at www.authorabbywood.com, you can also find me on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MsAbbyWood and a fan page at Facebook at www.facebook.com/AbbyWoodFanPage
R- And thank you Abby, for taking the time to answer our questions. Abby has also agreed to answer any questions you may have for her. Just leave them in the comments section.