Halloween is my favorite time of the year. Here in Texas, it's hot. It's not Arizona, but it's close. So, when Fall begins, we start to see the weather change (finally) and that first little chilly snap always makes me feel creative and sexy.
I don't know if anyone has been fortunate enough to have a woman (or a man) hit on you, but it's a nice feeling. It doesn't happen every day, but when it happens I savor the feeling.
Put together these two things and you have the reason I wrote Femmer. I've been looking for a plot I could be passionate about and I wasn't finding it. I'd started on a story about a detective searching for a lost girl, who had mysteriously disappeared (seemingly "voluntarily") after she went to work for a company, but it just wasn't hitting the right notes. So, I started thinking about Halloween and the next thing I knew I was writing on this every day.
This is what happens when you have a story that excites you. There is no feeling of "I should be writing"; there is only a feeling of "I can't wait to write on that some more."
It's playful (I hope), sweet and has quite a bit of sex, and some rather intense sex at that. I hope the sex scenes aren't too over the top.
The idea here started with "what would happen if every time a guy had an orgasm he found himself becoming more female?" Add Halloween, add this very attractive woman about my age hitting on me, and you get Femmer.
There's been a bit of a love fest, too, lately between myself, Solar Harris, John Dylena and Ellen Dominick on Twitter. Oh, nothing huge, just a little mutual adoration, but it's important. Here's why. Because we are all authors that love good fiction, good stories, good writing and good will (and a fair amount of good happy fun sexy time (as the Japanese say). I don't know about you, but I've bought my share of fiction in plenty of genres where it didn't seem like the author cared about their work, but was just looking for a quick buck. I've got nothing against a quick buck, but you should love what you do and you should care that your audience gets value for the money they give you.
In the Ebook market it's simple enough to simply switch pen names and start over, but there's something special to me in building a group of followers who like what you do. They may not love everything you write, but they trust that you care enough to write well and to give them an interesting plot.
I won't go into much about Femmer, but to say it's a story about a couple who run afoul of a witch and end up having sex and change come into their lives, and hopefully it's not quite as predictable as you might guess.
A big thanks to Selkie, too, who has emailed me with grammatical errors and compliments and criticisms. I really do enjoy that kind of thing. I want my stories to be better.
If you see a misspelling or have a criticism, you know where I am. Don't be shy. I have been known to send free books to people for helping me out.
Happy Halloween to all you spooks, ghouls, girls, gurls and everything in between!