Author Name __Doris O’Connor________________
- When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
I’ve always loved reading, and I’ve been making up stories in my head for as long as I can remember. I started writing them down with a view to getting published in 2010, and I haven’t looked back since J
(J’s Comments- That’s incredible! Way to go for Going for it!)
- How long does it take you to write a book?
Depends on the length of the book J I can write a short story 10 – 15 K in three days, if I have the time and the inspiration. I aim for a minimum daily word count of 2 K usually, when I’m actively writing.
(J’s Comment- Its rough to stick to a daily word count. I’m sooo bad at that!)
- What is your work schedule like when you’re writing?
Well, on a typical week day, I’ll get up at around half seven in the morning, get my kids to school, and then check my social media while I’m having my breakfast. Having whizzed round the house to make sure the dreaded housework is done; I then usually get 3 – 4 hours max of uninterrupted writing time.
Depending how motivated I am, I can write up to 4 K in that time. Once the kids are home it’s family time, and I’m ‘just’ a busy mum J
- What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
Nearly every one of my stories starts with a picture. That can be a scene from the book, or visual inspiration for the hero/heroine. Once I’ve got that, I usually get the title, too, and then I’m off. I’ve learned long ago to listen to my muse. As long as I do that, my fingers fly.
- Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?
See above, lol. My muse is a very visual little thing, so pictures get her every time. Or it could be an overheard conversation, a dream, a newspaper article. Anything could get her attention, and I get the urge to write.
- When did you write your first book and how old were you?
My first written book came in 2010, when I was in my early forties.
- What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
Read; spend time with family and friends, and just being a wife and mother.
- What does your family think of your writing?
My immediate family is very supportive. Hubby in particular is my cheerleader, and shouts my successes from the roof tops. The younger kids just take it for granted that mummy writes. The teens cab get embarrassed at the nature of my writing, and my grown up kids are supportive and proud, even if they will NEVER read my work, lol.
I get that though. I’m their mum, after all, and my stories are very hawt. You don’t want to think of your mum and sex in the same sentence, do you? 😉
(J’s Comments- That’s so funny, my daughter is 6 and already makes fun of my covers for being “Weird” lol )
- What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?
That my muse was a dirty little old thing… *smirks* I never set out to be an erotic author, but my characters soon convinced me otherwise.
(J’s Comments- Those characters sure know how to steal the show!)
- How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?
I’ve written a grand total of sixty one books, more if you count the ones that are currently not in print. My all-time favorite will have to be The Housewife and the Film Star, simply because that’s the first novel I ever completed. It has had several re-writes since then J
(J’s comments- 61 *Wide eyes* That’s ah-ma-ZING!)
- Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?
I have a reader group on Facebook, and we have lots of fun in there.
I also get a fair amount of e-mails, usually asking for the next book in the series J I also get this comment a lot. “My husband really likes it when I read your books.”
That always makes me smile, I have to say. Any correspondence I have with readers makes me smile, because they have taken the time out of their busy schedules to get in touch, and to tell me what moved them about my stories, and that’s all any writer can hope for.
To have helped to transport someone away into the world they created for a few precious hours.
(J’s Comments- You’re pulling on my heart strings! Its a great feeling for sure.)
- As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?
I wanted to be cabin crew. We flew a lot, and they were the most glamorous women in my eyes.
Details of my newest release: Auctioned to the Protective Dom (The Spectrum Auctions, 4)
[Siren Classic: Erotic Consensual BDSM Romance, flogging, food play, sex toys, HEA]
It’s a Dom’s job to protect his girl.
No one believes that more than Jonas Sorenson.So when he sees the shy little sub he has been trying to get close to for ages up for auction on the Club Spectrum stage, there’s only one Dom who will get her—him.
Rissa Nauenburg hates being the center of attention, so being on show in the auction proves too much for her. Caught in the middle of a panic attack, she has no time to appreciate the fact the one Dom she has been secretively lusting after for ages has won her.
Her distress makes Jonas more determined to protect her. It’s perfectly obvious to Jonas that someone in her past has hurt Rissa badly. Under the terms of the auction she is his for twenty four hours at least.
It’s game on to rebuild Rissa’s confidence and Jonas plays for keeps.
All Rissa has to do is let him…
Available from Bookstrand: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/auctioned-to-the-protective-dom