A USA Today bestselling author, Megan Hussey is a feminist erotica writer and editor with single-title e-books, anthology stories, an erotic story audio CD, and paperback novels in print. Previously, she edited the book My Testimony and Legacy and coedited The Ladies Sampler magazine. From mermen to vampires, Megan’s stories feature sexy, kind-natured heros and strong, real woman heroines. Her creative inspirations range from Playgirl magazine to chocolate, PlaygirlTV stars/actors like Marcus London, Evan Stone and Jean Val Jean to the Florida sunshine. She spends the bulk of her time writing naughty stories but also writes humor and journalistic pieces. She is also a women’s sex activist who has written for woman-positive sex companies like Playgirl, Good Vibrations, Trejix Toys and Little Black Box Gifts. Megan won an Honorable Mention for Love Romances and More Cafe’s 2007 Vampire Book of the Year award, for her book “Under Cover of Night: The First Book of Nuit” from Dark Eden Press. Under Cover of Night was also up for the Best Short Story (All Other Genres) Published in 2007 category in the Preditors & Editors Poll. She was also a nominee for the Erotic Romance Reviews for Women Golden Shoe Award. And her Melange Books release The One that Got Away received a Recommended Read rating from the Erotica Writers and Readers Association. This Indiana native graduated from Ball State University, where she graduated cum laude and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and English. She lives in Florida. Join her new Yahoo! group, Siren’s Call, by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Where are you from? I’m a native of Indiana and currently live in Florida.
- Why do you write? Writing comes as easily to me as breathing—easier during allergy season! I call myself a compulsive overwriter. I have about 20 titles available on Amazon through various publishers; my newest release is a rerelease of my romance anthology Mermance, a collection of stories that pairs up gorgeous, sensitive mermen with strong, real woman heroines. The collection has a beautiful new cover and a new story, The Siren’s Touch.
- What do you write about? I’m a romance writer (specializing in paranormal, contemporary, historical, erotic and sweet—if it centers around two or occasionally more folks who really dig each other, I’ll write it), though I am also a columnist at the feminist website Legendary Women.Org and an arts and entertainment journalist. I’m celebrating 15 years in the romance writing business and recently earned the status of USA Today bestselling author. Hooray!!!
- Do you have a specific writing style? I always write about strong, realistic women and really hot men, in a descriptive style. No adjective will be spared!
- What are obstacles that come in the way of writing? Everyday life can be most annoying.
- Whats the most memorable thing asked/said by a reader about your work? One reader said that my book Victorian Sensation was among her personal favorites, that she reread on a regular basis. I was so touched by this, as I myself have books that are like old friends to me.
- How long have you been writing? I do believe I came out of the womb with pen in hand. Seriously, I’ve been making up stories and writing them down since I was about 6 or 7, often sending myself on epic adventures with The Cat in the Hat. Lucky for me, they never saw the light of day and Dr. Seuss never sued.
- What is your work schedule like when you are writing? Happily insane.
- What would you say is your interesting writing quirk? I never stop.
- Do you have suggestions on how to become a better writer? I would suggest that you read the work of authors you enjoy, and also that you write as often as possible—for work, for fun, to entertain yourself and others. Have fun writing it, and—chances are—others will enjoy reading it.
- What challenges do you come across when writing/creating your story? Sometimes while writing a story, I get an idea for another one; like my muse is jumping up and down and shouting, “Yo Meg, over here! Look at me!” But I really need to stay on track and finish the story I’ve started.
- What do you think makes a good story? I like a story that reads like a movie—exciting and fast-paced, that has you reading until the last page.
- What does your family think of your writing? I’d like to take this opportunity to honor my biggest fan. My mom Frances endlessly supported and encouraged me, loving me so completely and without condition. I’ve dedicated every one of my sweet romances to her, and she read them all cover to cover. My mom passed away last November—and although I do enjoy writing romantic love stories, the bond I shared with her is the greatest love I’ll ever know.
- Do you see writing as a career? I write full time and I love it!
- Do you have anything specific you’d like to tell the readers? I hope that my work brings you happiness and cheer, and makes you dream.
My website: http://goldenmuse.tripod.com