About the Author
Tilly is based in the UK. Although born in the Lake District, Tilly now calls Yorkshire her home. Tilly has been writing erotica since 2004 and previously wrote for Sizzler. Her work has featured in various erotic magazines including Jade and Desire.
This year Tilly has made the decision to go it alone as an independent.
Tilly first became aware of the emotional and physical power of the written word as a child at the age of 12, she has never fully recovered from the pain of Ginger’s death in Black Beauty.
An avid reader, Tilly likes a variety of genres ranging from Homer to horror.
Tilly has a degree in the combined humanities of Literature, History and Sociology and runs a boutique market-ing agency when she is not writing.
Tilly writes erotica for people over the age of 18 only.
What inspires you to write romance books?
I have always written. I think that relationships and power are central to every decision that we make in our lives and I wanted to explore this dynamic.
Tell us about how you write:
I use a laptop with no internet. I am easily distracted at certain stages of the writing process, so find I need to isolate myself.
I use an outline, a framework. This allows me to feel that I am achieving something at each and every step of the process.
I create character sketches and even cut images out of magazines etc, of how my characters look.
Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
No, (laughs) and sometimes they don’t listen to me, and do something that I have not anticipated.
I am attracted to them however, which may be even stranger!
What advice would you give other writers?
Don’t give up. It’s hard, but once you ‘break’ a book then it’s all you can think about. Let your friends read it, and don’t take anything too personally. Writing is like cooking, so people will hate your dish and others will love it.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I used to publish with a well know e-publisher, but this year I decided to go alone. I had several books in my head, which I wanted to take charge of. I also wanted to revisit my old books as I was very aware that they needed some ‘zing’.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I love the way that publishing is going. People can now choose what they want to read, rather than be censored and shepherded by a select few. As I have said, everyone has an opinion and I feel that the publication of your book should not depend on the opinion of an agent or traditional publisher. If your book is good and people know about it – they will buy it.
What genres do you write?
Erotica and I also am working on a horror.
What formats are your books in?