Welcome Stephen Olander – Author of Kendra

This week I welcome author Stephen Olander author of Kendra. Stephen Olander has been writing erotic fiction since 2006. His erotic writing is about as personal as it gets since these stories are essentially his most intense sexual fantasies. Stephen has kindly offered a copy of Kendra to a reader who will be chosen at random. If you’re interested in a copy, please let us know in the comments. 

Moving on to some questions for Stephen: 

What was the hardest part for you when working on your book?

Writing my first Male/Male love scene. It was really difficult for me because I am much more turned on when there’s a woman in the mix either joining in or watching my male lovers with lust and fascination in her eyes. As a man who is only bicurious, it wasn’t easy to put myself into the place of my characters to write that chapter. I missed having a woman there. There are actually four distinct M/M encounters in the book but the others are being observed by a woman or two.

Where do you get your ideas?

My erotic stories are essentially my own sexual fantasies. Over the years my thoughts have gone to a lot of different places and writing them down has been a pretty healthy experience for me. Being able to sell them for a little spending money is just the cherry on top. šŸ™‚

What are your thoughts on marketing and social-media?

I’m really grateful to social media for putting me in touch with like-minded writers who appreciate what goes into writing romance and erotica. They’ve been very supportive and helpful.

Who is, hands down, the sexiest actor of all time?

Male: George Clooney. Female: Christina Hendricks

Do you write under a nom de plume?

Absolutely.

Who would you go gay/straight for?

I actually answer that question on my blog in a post titled “The Exception To The Rule.”

How important is it for you to keep your life as a writer and your private life separate?

Very important. I live in a somewhat conservative community and the last thing I need is people making judgments about me for something that we all do: have sexual fantasies. The only difference between me and them is that I take the time to write them down and share them with others.

If you were going to cast the main characters of your book, who would get the part?

Again, I answer this question on my blog in the post “The Casting Couch.”

Do you have a mentor?

I would have to say my good friend SammyJo Hunt has given me more encouragement, advice and guidance than anyone else since I started publishing my erotic writing.

How do you feel about self-publishing?

It’s kind of a double-edged sword. If you have the patience to edit your work, receive critique and properly prepare your story to be read, it’s great! If you’re the type to vomit up a crappy first draft and publish it as is, that can be really annoying. Especially to your readers.

Where can we find more information about you and your books?

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