I am very happy to have once again Taabia Dupree with me today. She is here with me talking about Boss Joe who is part of The Cathouse Series. Also, check out the amazing cover with John Quinlan on it. WOW!
Amazon Bestselling Author Taabia Dupree
Yes, I am a writer, published author, but before I became a published author, I was a published poet. Then when I was seventeen, my article to the editor of our town’s newspaper was published. That surprised me and my family. I was excited because to see my work in print, and to think I wanted to be a journalist and travel to the third world countries to report about my findings on the injustices in these countries. I was a very passionate young person.
I didn’t become a journalist, which just wasn’t in the cards.
What did happen is years later I became a published author.
I have a new book coming out next month, June tenth, The Cathouse Series – Book II - Boss Joe. Boss Joe is the owner and operator of the Cathouse, a fictitious prostitute establishment that is legal in Nevada. Records show that there aren’t many legal whorehouses in Nevada, but I decided to write about a legal one. That’s where Boss Joe comes in, he runs the house, and when I say Boss, he acts every bit the boss. As you can see from my cover, the Boss had to have a certain look, and cover model John Quinlan portrays the best boss.
As I thought about what I wanted to say on Author Jamallah’s Blog, I remembered a few questions that have been asked of me, and I wanted to share them, and my answers.
You write erotic fiction. When did you start writing? Walk me through the step-by-step process that you went through to get to where you are today. What was the first thing you did? Next?
I wrote stories with my best friend early in my teens, but I really didn’t get started sex scenes until I was in college. The stories were of m.y crushes, baseball players, actors, or whoever was the flavor of the day or week. I remember how in the Harlequin books there were never the bedrooms scenes that show everything, like sexual details. Detailed images would pop into my head about a picture or scene and I wanted to write about it and tell my side of the story. In the late nineties, I started up a few groups on sexual fantasies. I made my own website told stories in the groups. I had many followers and participants in my fantasy stories. I used members to help my muses
Where do you get your inspiration from?
One of the things that I am really drawn to is art and photography. I can see a picture and a story comes to light. Another way that I am inspired is by watching people. I can be anywhere and notice someone and instantly I become enthralled in an idea that they would make a great character. I have an unlimited source inside my head. I believe writers call them muses, and psychologist call them voices. (Big grin)
Do you see writing as a career?
I do see writing as a career. I love writing, and although difficult sometimes, it has its own rewards besides financial. With that being said, I use those rewards to push me along when I fail to understand the muses that go dormant in my head. *grin*
The challenge to promote and to get readers to pick your book out of millions is a difficult one, but I choose to believe in my writing, and believe that my hard work will someday pay off.
Who is your biggest author inspiration?
I would have to say there are four authors that inspired me, Judy Blume, Piers Anthony, David Eddings, and Tolkien. Judy Blume wrote Are You There God It's Me Margaret, and ever girl back then wanted to increase their breast or know about menstrual cycles didn't they, ha. My best friend and I did, and after that I read every one of her books, even into adulthood. I liked her style and how she could put the reader inside the story. Which made her in my book, a great storyteller.
Anthony, Eddings, and Tolkien are three of my favorite fantasy writers. I never thought I could write fantasy. There is a fantasy novel inside of me dying to get out, and because of these gentlemen, I will write that epic novel. They took me on many journeys and had me believing every place I went was real, until the end of the book of course. Then I was back to reality wanting more. I want to write books like that I said, and I am hoping that I am on my may to being just as great as they are to millions of readers.
Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.
My faith is the one entity that I can depend on outside of my family. I will always believe there is a higher power that guides me, protects me, and strengthens me when I feel I need that extra lift.
Do you have any advice for other writers?
I tend to tell anyone who is interested in writing, write. Write your name, tell your story on a piece of paper. Find something of interest and write about that or write what in your head. Worry about grammar later. There are editors and proofreaders out there that will be more than happy to help you succeed. Don't give up if anyone tells you that what you have written isn't good enough. Join writer groups, find peers that are like you so you won't feel alone. Get support and ideas from these groups that will enhance what you already know about your writing. Never give up, and always keep learning about what's new out there in genres. Also, write outside of your box just once to have the experience of doing something different. Make your writing a challenge, and try not to be like everyone else, be different. Lastly, be leery of a good thing. If you are offered a contract, make sure you’re not the only one reading the fine print. Money may sound good, but be wise not to sell your soul. There are going to be people who want to read and review your work, be sure to copyright. Publish your work first before giving your work to a blogger or reviewer.
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
I hope that any reader who enjoys my books would leave a review. Let me know what you think. If you feel you would prefer to say something nice, compared to telling me what you really think, I am always open for constructive criticism. I am a writer who prefers to learn, and keep learning as I grow into the writer I have always wanted to become, and then I plan of growing more. You can email me also, taabia @ taabia.us.
Lastly, If anyone would like to know more about me, or want to interview me, please feel free to click on the link and send me questions via my form. http://taabia.us/contact-form.html
Thank you Jamallah for allowing me to briefly share your space in the world.
To find me and my Amazon with a list of my books - http://www.amazon.com/Taabia-Dupree/e/B006OU1YIW
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My Blog - https://taabia.wordpress.com/ Erotic Blog with My Books, Erotic Pictures, Person of Interest, Adult Poetry, Contact Form, and there are other fun things to check out.
My Website - http://taabia.us School of Erotic Dreams – This site has Alpha Men, John Quinlan Exposed, My Books, and a Contact Form.