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Romance, erotica or erotic romance? Polly J Adams on publishing categories.

[Note: A slightly different version of this post first appeared on the One-Handed Writers’ blog.] Tell me: is it erotica that you prefer to read, or romance? This is an increasingly important question, for readers, writers and publishers alike, as it plays a critical role in the findability of books. What are the differences? Many of […]

Pollygraph (interviews with erotica authors): Willsin Rowe

Tell us about your writing. What kinds of erotica do you write? On my own, I tend to write stuff that’s romantic without actually being Romance. So there’s often an element of the melancholy or the tragic in amongst it all. A little bit gritty on occasion, too. My collaborative writing with Katie Salidas is […]

Pollygraph (interviews with romance authors): Sienna Stapleton

If you had to sum up your new novel, Reckless Curves, in a single tweet of 140 characters, what would it be? Strong BBW meets Sexy alpha male. Emotionally injured, she tries to resist him but instead falls in love. I’m hooked already – tell me more. I hate the stereotype that seems to be […]

Pollygraph (interviews with erotica writers): Brad Vance

Why erotica? I’m a writer, so I’m a very verbal person when it comes to sex, so…it made sense to start transcribing some of my fantasies 🙂 How did you get into it? Aubrey Watt did an AMA on Reddit about being a smut writer.  I thought, hmm, I bet I can do this.  I […]

Pollygraph (interviews with erotica authors): IM Telling

Why erotica and how did you get into it? I self-describe myself as a rebel because I never felt that I fit in with the mainstream during my childhood and early teen years in Middle America. The house I grew up in was just outside the reach of neighborhoods during the late 50s. Because of […]

Top 40 erotica author – but can I shout about it? #writing

And so my crawl up Amazon’s erotic authors’ rankings continues: I’m a top 40 erotic author! But can I shout about it? It’s difficult: you see, like the majority of erotica authors, I use a pen-name. It’s not that I’m ashamed of what I do. I use pen-names for my children’s fiction, too, and for […]

Pollygraph (interviews with romance and erotica authors): Matthew Stillman

Genesis Deflowered: equal parts holy scripture and blaspheming scandal. Why biblical erotica? I was helping my friend Jill Hamilton of the brilliant and hilarious blog “In Bed With Married Women” do some research on a piece she was writing about strange erotica. So I started digging deep in the bowels of Amazon. I found books […]

Chasing Trends – guest post by Michelle Cary

I’ve been writing for a long time. Ten years to be exact. And in those ten years I’ve seen a lot change within the book industry. The big six publishers shunning e-books and their authors, then eventually, with no other choice, begrudgingly embrace the e-book boom. I’ve seen the RWA snub their noses at e-book […]

My shiny new website!

At last, I have my very own website, over at www.pollyjadams.com! As part of that, this blog has moved from its old home, and all the old content has moved here, but I’ll be leaving everything at my old Blogspot site, too, as there are so many links and bookmarks pointing here. All the new […]

Pollygraph (interviews with romance authors): Ava Catori

If you had to sum up your new novel, Shady Cove: New Girl in Town, in a single tweet of 140 characters, what would it be? A city girl goes country and loses her heart to a local boy. Only problem, she’s heading back to the city. Okay, it sounds good – have some more […]

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