July 1st, 2010

Interviewed at ERWA This Month!

I am honored and delighted to have been interviewed by one of my favorite people in the erotica world, Ashley Lister, this month for his “Between the Lines” column at the Erotica Readers and Writers Association (ERWA).

ERWA has been a resource I have utilized (heavily) for years—since I first started exploring submitting work for publication in the erotica genre, in fact. It is the most useful/helpful resource I know for erotica authors as far as publishing calls and also offers an array of information each month from its brilliant columnists.

And speaking of those brilliant columnists, the name “Ashley Lister” was one of the first names I ever remember seeing at ERWA. I started reading his regular offerings there almost as soon as I discovered the site, and I have been vastly admiring him from afar ever since. To be asked to be interviewed by him for a site that was the most instrumental in my ever publishing erotica is a profound honor to me.

Our interview may be found in full here. Thank you Ashley!


“In the course of the psycho-spiritual inner work that has been a primary focus in my life for several years, I have seen more clearly some of the historical propensities in me as well as experienced an expanded perspective. So within the same story one character may display a lot of the perspectives and propensities I recognize that I demonstrated in the past alongside a different character who embodies some understanding I didn’t have then but may see more now.”
-from my interview with Ashley Lister for the Erotica Readers and Writers Association

7 Responses “Interviewed at ERWA This Month!”

  1. danielle says:

    ha..congrats to teh interview…i read a l swinger books years and years ago and really enjoyed it…

    and erwa is so great..i discovered erwa and clean sheets and the very same day about..hm..8 ? years ago….long befor ei even thought about submitting stories in english…and been addicted since then,,:-)

  2. Emerald says:

    Thank you Danielle! Indeed, I have found ERWA so instrumental in publishing erotica…it really was one of the first places I discovered online relating to writing and publishing erotica. So I seem to associate it still with that time when I was first considering and exploring this genre. : ) To be interviewed there is such an honor.

  3. Great to see you at ERWA–congratulations!

    I was especially interested in what you get out of (and bring to) the live-reading experience. (And, of course, it’s always a pleasure to see our old friend the bumblebee!)

  4. What a great interview! It’s so inspiring to hear about your creative process and the roots of the authenticity and emotional depth I feel so strongly in your stories. Each of your stories is a real gift of the spirit to your lucky readers. Oh, and I was so glad to attend one of your ITF readings–your sultry, breathy voice is the perfect vehicle for your stories :-).

  5. Emerald says:

    Thank you both so much, Jeremy and Donna! I really appreciate your reading and your lovely comments. :)

    Jeremy said,
    “(And, of course, it’s always a pleasure to see our old friend the bumblebee!)”


  6. Jacque says:

    I really enjoyed reading this interview, Emerald. It’s always fascinating to me to get a glimpse into another writer’s creative process. It also reminded me of just how much work you have produced–I have some catch-up reading to do!

  7. Emerald says:

    Thank you Jacque! I appreciate your reading—and of course the last comment made me blush. :) Xoxo

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