20160402 Shapeshifting with Mercedes Fox | Spotlight Saturday Author Interview
In January, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by horror author Mercedes Fox on her writing blog. I’ve interviewed lots of authors on this blog, but I’ve never interviewed one who wrote about shapeshifters until now.
Here’s what she had to say about what, how, and where she writes, as well as her adult subject matter.
Show us your public face.
I’ve been writing seriously for the last 4 years. I’m married for 20+ years and we have three adorable fur babies. I enjoy bench-rest competition shooting, crocheting, reading, and spending money.
Who do you write for?
My books are geared to mature readers.
You published Life After (Werewolf Domination #1) in 2013. How many books do you plan for the Werewolf Domination series?
That’s a good question. I’m not sure really how many books it’ll progress into. I’m working on Vengeance of the Werewolf book 3 currently.
Have you always been interested in shapeshifters?
I love werewolves. I remember a drawing in the Swamp Thing comic book as a kid and always loved the look and terror of werewolves.
On your website, you mention that you don’t shy away from gore, violence, or sexuality. Why did you take this stance?
I don’t shy away because I’m writing what I am. I enjoy reading the same stuff I write.
Do you think it gains or loses you readers?
I’ve had a couple reviewers who found my work a bit much but then have other reviewers who ate it up. I think every genre gains and loses readers.
Are you working on anything now?
I am. I’m working on Vengeance of the Werewolf 3 which is going to tell Principal Nico Howell’s story. I left him with a cloud of questions surrounding him in book 1. I’m also working on another erotic short story and horror short story.
Tell us about your short story, Mitch.
He’s a naughty teddy bear. 🙂 The story is intended for mature readers over 18 as it is very explicit. Mitch is the newest thing in A.I. robots (Imagine Teddy from the movie A.I.), but this bear has been reprogrammed by its adult owner to be a sexual toy. When he asks the girl who lives next door to dog sit for him, she’ll discover Mitch and the fun he can give her.
What fuels your writing?
I’ve always wanted to write. When I discovered self-publishing I knew it was time to follow my dream. I’m not a person who sits down every day and writes something, but I’m working on that. I’m trying to be more disciplined and set aside time to just write.
Tell us about your writing hideout.
It’s not really a hideout. I used to have my desk in our spare bedroom, but there were many things I didn’t like about it being in there. The room is cold and forever freezing me, my dogs would have fits if I wasn’t in the living room, and it isolated me more than I cared. So we moved my desk into the living room. I can see the TV, the rest of the family are all present, and it’s much warmer. I don’t always use my desk. I do most of my writing, like 99%, in my spot on the sofa.
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