Monday, March 7, 2011

Q&A with Lucy Felthouse

Q Thanks for being here today, Lucy. Would you please share a short bio about yourself?

A Lucy is a graduate of the University of Derby, where she studied Creative Writing. During her first year, she was dared to write an erotic story - so she did. It went down a storm and she's never looked back. Lucy has had stories published by Cleis Press, Ravenous Romance and Xcite Books. She is also the editor of Uniform Behaviour - Steamy Stories About Men and Women in Uniform.


Q What’s the hardest part of this business for you?

A Ignoring distractions. It’s so easy to sit down and write, but so difficult to stop yourself playing around on the Internet, staring out of the window...


Q Tell me about a time that you had to step outside your comfort zone either in your writing career or in your personal life?

A I do force myself to step out of my comfort zone every so often. One example is where I made myself have a go at a short story call, even though I wasn’t familiar with the subject matter. Luckily for me, the experiment paid off and the story was contracted! Another example is an upcoming reading I’m doing. I don’t have a problem going out and meeting people, but reading erotica to a room full of people will no doubt have me quaking in my boots!


Q What’s one tip you could share with shy and introverted people that’s helped you?

A Whatever the thing is that you’re afraid of – give it a go anyway. You’re always much more critical of yourself than others are of you. So if you think you’re doing something wrong, it’s highly likely that nobody else has even noticed! Just keep going, even if you slip up, people will applaud you for trying.


Q Where can my readers find you on the web?

A My website is http://lucyfelthouse.co.uk/.


Thanks so much for a great interview, Lucy! (And by the way...LOVE that cover!)

2 comments:

  1. She may be shy, but she's a powerhouse!

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  2. It's true - Lucy F is one mighty mistress! Great interview Lucy!

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