Erotica Author Interview: Dora Livingston, newbie author of Backcountry Bondage

Today we are joined by new erotica author, Dora Livingston, author of Backcountry Bondage.

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Ellen Dominick: You're a new erotica author. When did you begin, and why?

Dora Livingston: I had been doing romance and science fiction writing for fun since I was in high school, but nothing too serious. After my husband died a couple years ago, I turned to reading erotica since I didn't feel like bringing another man (or woman) into my life while my girls were so young – but I needed something to help me stay warm at night. Of course after reading for a while I found myself writing, and I'm afraid I have a rather active imagination! As my youngest just finished first grade, I am now getting more serious about my writing – erotic and otherwise.

ED: How difficult has the self publishing process been for you?

DL: From a technical standpoint I think it has gotten very easy. Sites like Amazon and B&N have a desperate need for new material, and so they have worked hard to make sure there is little standing between your idea and publication. Free tools like LibreOffice (MS Office-like suite) and Paint.Net (easy to use Paintshop-like graphics editor) mean you don't have to spend much to do so either.

ED: What will be your definition of success? What are your self publishing goals?

DL:Like a lot of writers, my definition of success is that folks read my work, and let me know they've enjoyed it. My goal is to be successful, and to be able to eventually do this full time.

ED: What is your writing process? How do you get ideas? How long does it normally take you to write a story?Do you research? Any quirks?

DL:For me it usually begins with a day dream – either when I'm a little bored or when I first wake up in the morning. I have my laptop setup as my alarm clock, and so I can usually jot down my idea before I lose it in the morning rush – or pull it out and jot it down during the day. Most stories take me about a week, although I occasionally will get one written up in one session and then put it aside – and then spend the next two days editing it :-)

ED: Do you finish terrible books, or do you give up?

DL:Depends on why I got the book/story in the first place. If I thought it would be fun and it turned out not to be, then I don't see the point in wasting my time. If I am reading it for my job, I just suck it in and get it over with.

ED: What did you want to be when you grew up?

DL:My first memory was of wanting to grow up to be an astronaut – Sally Ride had just recently made her trip. When I discovered some of the physical work required for that, I dreamed of being a writer or a poet. So in one sense I'm coming back to what I wanted to be originally.

ED: What book would you recommend to your first time readers? Why?

DL:In terms of one of mine, I think (hopefully correctly) that I get better with each new one. So I'd suggest “Evelyn Seduces Her Boss”. If it's for someone who is new to erotica I'd suggest not just picking one book or story. Think about what turns you on, and then sample a few stories that cover that interest or kink.

ED: What are you working on next?

DL:Right now I'm switching between two works. One of them is a series of morning interludes – basically different stories of how to wake up “the best way ever”. The other is a story about a young man starting college who runs into an interesting young lady as a waitress at a cafe near campus, but then she doesn't remember him the next day.

Thanks again for the chance to talk with you and your readers!


Blurb: Diana and Rick are on vacation in the mountains. Before they left, Diana had told Rick that she felt like something was missing, and Rick intends to fill Diana's needs - in every way possible. A seldom-used trail, a pair of padded handcuffs, and an Aspen switch lead to a spanking good BDSM romp that will fulfill Diana's dreams and more!


Bio: Dora Livingston - I am almost 32, widowed (two years) with two lovely daughters. I had been doing romance and science fiction writing for fun since I was in high school, but nothing too serious. After my husband's death I turned to reading erotica since I didn't feel like bringing another man (or woman) into my life while my girls were so young - but I needed something to help me stay warm at night. Of course after reading for a while I found myself writing, and I'm afraid I have a rather active imagination! As my youngest just finished first grade, I am now getting more serious about my writing - erotic and otherwise - and hope to become a full-time writer sooner than later. Happy to answer any questions about my stories or my writing style/habits.

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