Miranda Baker - Guest Interview
I’m so pleased to welcome a good friend of mine, Miranda Baker, whose first release debuted from Samhain on Dec 28th.
Miranda, please tell us a little about yourself.
I’m a writer, a pastry chef, a teacher and a mother. But not in that order, I swear!
What would your readers be surprised to know about you?
I’m a daddy’s girl – which in my world means I’m a crack shot with a .22 pistol.
Wow! I never would have guessed! Your debut erotic romance, Bottoms Up, released Dec 28th from Samhain. Congrats! Tell us a little about it.
When Johnny Delcorral the hard-bodied Dominant owner of a private sex club challenges Destiny Blake, a fierce Domme herself, to submit to him for one night, the battle is on. Warning: the title says it all!
I can vouch for the fact that this story is very hot! What element of story creation is your favorite? (Character? Setting? Plot? Etc.) Why?
I love my characters! I have a feeling the plotters write faster, but my characters control the story. They do their thing and I have to figure it out and shape it up. *sigh*
I love my characters too. Do you have rituals you follow when writing?
I have a soundtrack for every story. Frequently one song will play in my head for weeks until I finish whichever part of the story is demanding that mood music. It’s a little annoying, but I’m not going to argue with inspiration.
Hey, whatever works, right? Most people think a writer’s life is really glamorous. What’s the least glamorous thing you’ve done in the past week?
Must I ruin the image? We work so hard to make people think that we lounge around in lingerie all day drinking champagne and writing sex scenes! Oh, fine… I wiped my youngest child’s bum this morning. Now you know. I could definitely go on, too…
A mom’s work is never done. :) What’s your advice for aspiring writers?
It’s a process. It’s a journey. I’m a goal oriented, instant gratification kind of girl, so this is hard for me to endure, too – but it’s a rare writer who can produce sellable work without putting in a few years whaling away at the keyboard and learning about the craft. Bottoms Up was my fourth finished novella – and the first one I sold. You have to want it enough enjoy the journey – or at least tolerate it.
What can we look forward from you in the future?
SoloPlay, the next book in the Come Again series will be released in the spring! It’s a sex toy story about a frustrated librarian on a sexual and emotional journey. I had great fun dreaming up new toys for Alisa and Mark to enjoy!
Where can we find out more about you?
On my website http://www.mirandabaker.com I also have a blog http://mirandabaker.wordpress.com I’m on Facebook, Twitter @Miranda-Baker and Goodreads! I like to connect with readers and writers, cooks and moms and kinksters, one and all!
Is there a question you’d like to ask our readers? (To help generate comments.)
What’s the least glamorous thing YOU’VE done this week? Fair is fair!
Natasha, thanks so much for having me on the blog today! You are my hero(ine), you know – and I’m honored to be featured on Fierce Romance. Thank you so much!