Author Spotlight - R.W. Whitefield (GLBT Pride Celebration)
As part of our GLBT Pride Month Celebrations, this month we are featuring profiles and interviews with authors who have written GLBT themed works at ForbiddenFiction.com. As part of a Pride Month Membership Drive, we will have a drawing on July 1st. Every member (memberships are free) who logs in (new and old) to their account on ForbiddenFiction.com in the month of June 2012, will have a chance to win a free ebook and a key-chain size mini-flogger. (See rules at link.)
R.W. Whitefield loves steampunk, fantasy, horror, and anything escapist. She has been writing since she was three years old, and at 25 years of age, shows no signs of stopping. In her spare time, she runs support groups and organizes activist events for her local LGBT community. She lives with a slightly neurotic cat. She likes long walks in the woods, cheesy movies, and three-piece suits.
How long have you been reading and writing erotica?
I've been reading erotica since long before I was legally allowed to purchase it, or even knew what it was. I was a precocious reader, and came across sex scenes in books by accident before I ever sought out erotica. When I began to write seriously as a teenager, it only felt natural to include erotic scenes in my works.
What do you like about writing GLBT themes?
I like writing GLBT themes because I feel that it mirrors my own experience and my own desires, even if the characters aren't the gender I identify as. In queer fantasies, I can create a world to my specifications, where queerness is the norm. In queer realism, I can reflect my own experience and work through my own emotions.
What kind of GLBT stories do you write and why?
At this point in my life, I like to write about characters who are confident in their sexuality and unashamed to claim it or to try new things. Writing about characters who are self-loathing or who care for society's opinion more than their own just depresses me, and I don't feel it makes for good erotica.
Do you have specific music that you like to listen to when you write? If so what type of music?
The music I listen to depends on the mood and motif of the story. I might listen to old-school country and bluegrass for something rustic and gritty, or trip-hop for a sensual and soft story, or cabaret punk for something wild and decadent. Sometimes I'll turn my MP3 player on "Shuffle" and just try to write around what comes up.
Clockwork Dolls (Short Story – Coming Soon!)
Anke can do anything with brass and steam, springs and gears. What she can’t do is cross the lines of class and propriety that keep her from declaring her love for her patron, the beautiful Lady Phoebe. Lady Phoebe has long been entertained—and stimulated—by the dancing dolls Anke has made for her, but now she must marry for the sake of duty and family. She has one last commission for Anke—to build a doll that can love her as much as Anke does. (F/F)
Do Virgins Taste Better? (Short Story – Coming Soon!)
When the dragon kidnaps a princess, he finds himself wondering if a cow would have been a better idea after all. Who knew princesses were so demanding, or so kinky? (F/M)
Short Story (3270 words)
Genre(s): Fantasy, Paranormal, Contemporary, Supernatural
A werewolf sees a sexy redhead dancing in his nightclub, and he follows her into an alley. He doesn’t expect her to take on the big, bad wolf, but Little Henna Hair is more than able—she’s willing. (F/M)
Will also be available as part of Special Collection - Wicked Fairy Tales.