Today I have the honor of interviewing erotica writer, Eden Baylee, author of Fall into Winter, available on Kindle, Nook and Smashwords. Eden was my very worthy opponent in Erotica in the Cage. We rocked that cage hard. It’ll never be the same. Welcome, Eden!
Who are you and why are you here?
I’m a female writer, and I’m here because you invited me.
Plug your book(s) in three sentences or less:
How about 3 words? Oops, that’s one sentence gone already. You’re tough Amelia, but I’d say: sexy, sensual, emotional.
What genre(s) do you write in? Why did you choose it?
I write literary erotica because I enjoy reading it and how it makes me feel. My hope is readers will feel the same when they read my words—alive, aroused, engaged.
Do you use a pen name? Why/why not? How did you choose it?
Yes, I use a pen name because I intend to write in another genre at a later date, so it’s a way for readers to differentiate me by author name. I’ve always loved the name “Eden” and the letter “e,” plus there are so many great words that are erotic that begin with “e” like erotic, for example.
Most writers are ‘different’ from the rest of the world in some way. What makes you different/odd/weird?
People who know me do consider me to be odd, but I think I’m perfectly normal – it’s everyone else who’s weird.
Where do you get your ideas? What motivates you?
My ideas come from daily living – mundane life is rife with ideas for erotica if we pay attention. I’m motivated by finally doing something I love.
What do you like on your pizza?
Tomato sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, green peppers, mushrooms, olives, pineapple, and garlic—lots and lots of garlic. Don’t even THINK of coming near me for a week after I eat pizza!
What is your favorite guilty pleasure?
What do you wear to bed?
What is your ideal vacation?
Any place hot with a beach and ocean.
What’s the weirdest search term that led to your blog?
Probably “reindeer sinew” after I wrote a column for the satirical news site – Height of Eye.
And now for some either/or questions:
Bath or shower? Shower.
Mayo or Miracle Whip? Mayo.
Cat person or dog person? Neutral.
Chocolate or vanilla? Chocolate.
The book or the movie? Book.
Floss or brush? Both.
Phone call or email? Email.
Bonus question: What is the airspeed velocity of a coconut-laden swallow?
Amelia, has anyone ever told you you’re whacked? LOL.
Most of the men I’ve been with never cared much for coconut, so I’m not sure how quickly I could get it down if …What? Oh shit, you mean swallow – as in the bird?
Thanks for having me on your blog, Amelia. These are some of the craziest questions I’ve ever answered! J
Eden writes erotica incorporating all her favorite things: travel; culture; and sex. She enjoys weaving together stories with edgy themes, and sex is but one way to do it. Her first book, Fall into Winter is a collection of four erotic novellas and is currently available.
She is now working on her follow up anthology entitled Spring into Summer due end of 2011. She enjoys hearing from readers and welcomes all feedback—good or bad. Connect with her via her Website, on Twitter, and on Facebook.