About the Author
Renee Rose, erotic romance author, did not come out of the closet as a spanko until she published her spanking romance Betrothed. A lifelong writer, she has a B.A. in creative writing from Knox College, where she won the Davenport prize for both fiction and poetry, and the Lorraine Smith prize for literary criticism. She spent thirteen years in technical writing before she found a way to incorporate her deepest darkest spanking fantasies into fiction and express a part of her that longed to see the light. She is now passionate about supporting others in accepting and exploring their kink, whatever that may be. Please visit here blog and join the conversation!
What inspires you to write romance books?
I write my deepest, darkest fantasies– what I always wished I could find in romances– spanking!! It’s my kink and when I discovered that there was actually a genre catering to those of my ilk, I heard the angels singing!
Tell us about how you write:
I do try to outline first, otherwise I will inevitably end up with rewrites. I usually have a scene or two in my head and I go from there, getting to know my characters as I chew on it.
Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
My characters show up more in 3rd person. 🙂
What advice would you give other writers?
I really say – write what you want to read – and don’t self-edit the deep/dark parts – because that’s where all the life is! I had a lot of shame around my first few books because I was still embarrassed about being into spanking. Now I’m more willing to dig into what I used to hide.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I discovered the spanking romance genre and it was a match made in heaven. There are several publishers that specialize in the genre, and they are wonderful to work with.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I don’t think ebooks will ever replace print books; rather, I think ebooks are a new market altogether. It’s a very exciting time to be an author!
What genres do you write:: historical romance, spanking romance, paranormal romance
What formats are your books in: Both eBook and Print