Thank you for taking some down time and spending it with us. Let’s start this off with a beverage. We have coffee, tea, some sort of juice (I think it’s been in here a few weeks) and soda. What would you like?
Why thank you. I would love some tea. Iced, unsweetened. Do you have a lemon?
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
I have been writing since I could punch keys on my parents’ old typewriter, but it is in the last year that I really fell in love with writing on the naughty side. In my “real life”, I am a bookstore manager, music reviewer, dog mom, wife, and I write YA and horror.
When you received news that your manuscript had been accepted by Storm Moon Press, what were the first words that fell from your mouth?
I think it was something like “Holy @*&%”. Lol.
What forces brought you over to the GLBT Genre? Do you focus on one part of the QUILTBAG or do you write various identities, expressions, or orientations? What made you want to write what you do?
I have always felt an affinity for f/f stories. My holiday kink tale in Milk & Cookies & Handcuffs is a m/f paranormal.
Would you care for some cookies? We have chocolate chip, peanut butter, oatmeal with or without raisins and a package of mystery ones. We have cake too. Your choice.
Did you say cake? How lovely. I’ll have a slice. Thank you!
How many hours a day do you spending writing?
As many as I can. It really depends on whether I am working my day job that particular day or not. On my days off, I can easily be in the chair from 8-2, lunch, nap and then back at it until dinner, back on after and into the night.
Do you write right through or do you revise as you go along?
I am constantly shaving and sculpting as I go. When I can catch something that needs to be molded and shaped, I like to fix it when I see it.
When it comes to plotting, do you write freely or plan everything in advance?
I like to get a rough idea down on legal paper and then write it out straight through.
Of your characters, do you have a favorite and why?
I love Jonas’ character from my Milk & Cookies & Handcuffs story. An incubus with a fetish for Christmas ornaments makes me smile.
Writers often go on about writer’s block. Do you ever suffer from it, and what measures do you take to get past it?
Funny you should ask that. This week has been one of those weeks where I have struggled to get into the writing zone. After pushing steadily to get several short stories out per week for ages, I needed to have a few days away from the computer.
To get past it, I am reading. Reading helps me brainstorm and just walking away from the computer has given me the space to air things out and get into the right frame of mind to create again.
Do you have a particular spot in your house that you call your comfy zone? (The place where you write.)
Yes. I have a three by six foot pine table with both of my computers, piles of books and oodles of snacks to keep me motivated.
When you’re in the mindset to write, do you put a sign up that warns others not to disturb you while at work?
No, but I should. Good idea.
How would you describe your sense of humor? Who and what makes you laugh?
Snarky. Lol. My husband is always making me laugh, and so do my dogs. They are a riot.
What question is you’re most frequently asked as an author?
Well, my husband is always asking me if I need to write. The answer is usually yes.
What are you working on now?
I am working on several BDSM shorts, a pagan erotic short, a long full length novel, many horror pieces under my real name and two YA novels.
Writing is obviously not just how you make your living, but your lifestyle as well. What do you do to keep the creative “spark” alive, both in your work and out of it?
I wish I could make a living as a writer. It is my dream, to be honest. Being in the short story arena so far, I am growing into the full length novel area and am excited by the challenge.
What kind of books do you like to read outside of the GLBT Genre?
Horror, YA and BDSM erotica.
Pick one: Scientist, Astronaut, Retail, or Horse Trainer.
Retail, but I would love to try Horse Training. Might have some fun ideas with that one. *insert dark laughter*
Aside from writing, what else do you enjoy doing?
Crochet, reading, baking, movie watching (ha—no time, but I like to watch them in twenty minute bursts while I eat.)
Any special projects from you at Storm Moon Press that came out recently or will be coming out soon we should watch for?
I am working on several short pieces but nothing to announce just yet.
Can you please tell us where we can find you on the Internet?
I’ll share my bio. It’s just easier!
Erzabet Bishop has been crafting stories since she could first pound keys on her parent’s old typewriter. She has only just learned that it is a whole lot more fun writing naughty books. She is a contributing author to Milk & Cookies & Handcuffs, a holiday kink anthology, Smut by the Sea Volume 2, Hell Whore Volume 2 (coming this summer), Anything She Wants, Dirty Little Numbers (upcoming) Kink-E magazine, Corset Magazine, Slave Girls (upcoming), Coming Together: Girl on Girl (upcoming), Shifters (upcoming) and Coming Together: Hungry for Love. She is the author of the Erotic Pagans Series: Beltane Fires and Samhain Shadows (upcoming). She lives in Texas with her husband, furry children and can often be found lurking in local bookstores.
It was a pleasure having you here with us today. Please come by and let us know how you’re doing from time to time. OH! And before you leave, can I get your help here in the kitchen? Thanks!!
Sure. Is that another slice of cake? Um…