I was able to nab Shoshanna Evers for a few questions about her new book Punishing the Art Thief, just released at Ellora's Cave. Here's what she had to say:
How did you come up with the idea for Punishing the Art Thief?
I was browsing the FBI website (don’t ask) and saw that they’re still looking for a bunch of famous paintings that were stolen back in 1990 from a museum. I did some more research and started thinking, “What if a woman finds one of those missing paintings and tries to steal it back?” Then, because I have a dirty mind, I thought – “What if the security guard who catches her doesn’t want to let her go?” LOL
I see you wear many hats. You must be very organized. Any tips on how to "do it all"?
I’m still trying to figure that out for myself. I work on the weekends as a registered nurse, so during that time I focus completely on nursing and my patients. When I’m home, my writing time revolves around my toddler. One day a week I write an advice column, but that really doesn’t take too long so I usually will write erotica and my column on the same day. Actually, you know what? I don’t watch television. That right there frees up a ton of writing time for me.
Is it easy switching between writing erotic romance and being an advice columnist?
Oh yeah. Writing a column is so different from writing erotic fiction. When I’m giving advice, I’m using my skills as a mother, nurse and wife, not really as an author. Although sometimes I want to give racy advice and I have to remind myself that it probably has no place in a local newspaper.
What advice would you offer aspiring writers?
Keep writing and keep submitting. The only difference between a published author and an aspiring writer is the one who got published never gave up. Also, read a lot in the genre you want to write in. I don’t understand writers who say they don’t have time to read.
Can you tell us a little about your new release with Ellora's Cave, Punishing the Art Thief ?
Here’s the blurb for this erotic art heist:
They agree that if she spends the weekend with him, he won’t tell a soul about her stolen masterpiece. It’s blackmail, but it’s also the perfect excuse for Melissa to get to know James. He takes a few of her erotic books for research, even though she’s never tried any of the risqué sexual techniques she reads about and masturbates to. Bondage. Nipple clamps. Butt plugs. Spanking.
If James is using her personal book collection as a script for their weekend together, Melissa knows she’s in for a wild ride!
Click here for Punishing the Art Thief at Ellora’s Cave: http://www.jasminejade.com/pc-8635-8-punishing-the-art-thief.aspx
Also, keep a look out for Ginger Snap, an upcoming Ellora’s Cave Quickie. It’s a Christmas story about ginger-figging, lol.
Where can we find you?
My website, www.ShoshannaEvers.com, on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/ShoshannaEvers, and for aspiring writers, my blog www.TheWritersChallenge.com. If you email me I promise to email you back! shoshanna.evers at yahoo.com
Thanks Shoshanna for taking time out of your busy schedule to tell us about yourself and your new book Punishing the Art Thief.
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