Fairy Necessary

January 13, 2011

I'm feeling a little nostalgic. Perhaps that's why I initially dated this entry 2010.

In addition to reminiscing, I've been doing a little pre-spring cleaning on my hard drive. I found an author interview I did for Fairy Tale Lust: Erotic Fantasies for Women, edited by Kristina Wright and featuring my story, "Mind Your Peas and Qs," which Kathleen Bradean at Erotica Revealed calls "deftly funny." (You'll have to scroll down some, but feel free to check out the review for Alison's Wonderland as well - I've got a tale in that collection, too.)

Although I much prefer T&A to Q&A, I decided to share the questionnaire I filled out:

What inspired you to retell this particular fairy tale?

Everyone's familiar with the concept of sleeping your way to the top, so I thought: what if someone could sleep their way to the bottom?

"Mind Your Peas and Qs" re-envisions the story of the princess and the pea. And what better tale to retell in the erotica genre than one in which mattresses feature prominently? In my version of the fairy tale, bachelors vie for the affections of a princess by proving their worth, their wealth, and their willingness to perform through the pleasure of pain.

How long have you been writing erotica?

I've been writing erotica for three years.

What is your writing routine like?

I'm not exactly a creature of habit when it comes to writing. At least not in the way I should be. The wheels are always turning, but the car is rarely in park. I spend way more time writing in my head than I do writing on paper. Oh, sure, my mental notes usually make their way into a spiral, but the truth is, if it weren't for deadlines, I'd probably be the most unprolific writer on the planet. It's funny, though, because I love to write – once I put caboose to chair and fingers to keyboard, that is. I think it's the perfectionist in me. Or maybe I'm just an incurable procrastinator.

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland

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