~~ "She has so many aliases, you'd think she was a spy!" ~~

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Eight straight

I’ve been tagged by the scrumptious Ms. Alison Tyler to give eight pieces of trivia about myself, and since I’m doing a stellar job of writing avoidance, I’m succumbing to the temptation. (Alison’s very tempting.)

The Rules:

  • We have to post these rules before we give you the facts.
  • Players start with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
  • People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
  • At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
  • Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them they're tagged, and to read your blog.

1. The first erotica story I wrote was a letter to Penthouse Forum, because if they printed your letter, you got a free t-shirt.

2. I still have the t-shirt.

3. Although my father was a pilot, my ex is an aviation meteorologist, and my beloved is an engineer, I cannot for the life of me understand how planes stay up in the air. Therefore it must be magic. I don’t fear flying because I have utter faith in magic.

4. I’ve communed with the stones at Stonehenge, felt the North Wind’s touch in the Nine Ladies stone circle, crawled through the hole at Men-an-Tol for good health, exulted on Glastonbury Tor, looked for answers in the Chalice Well, and left a strand of hair at every holy well I’ve been to.

5. I was proposed to on a beach in Cambria, handfasted in the hills above Santa Barbara, and married in Gretna Green, Scotland.

6. My earliest memory is my third birthday, which fell on Easter. I opened a door and behind it found an Easter basket of plastic eggs filled with Cheetos. (Incidentally, my fourteenth birthday also fell on Easter, but it will never happen again in my lifetime.)

7. If I possibly can, the first thing I do when I sit down is kick off my shoes.

8. I love learning new things, but hate doing things I don’t know how to do well. Me and learning curves, oy.

I tag…
Cat (to get her to update her blog!)
Sharon (because I want to get to know her better!).


I apparently smushed two, two, two links into one. Now that I've fixed them, I've tagged nine people. Eight, nine...I love my friends, so it's all good!

Monday, June 25, 2007

Iridescence Blog Tour

Five Questions from Jolie du Pre, editor of Iridescence, for Andrea Dale, author of “Just Be.”

1. Why do you write erotica?

Confession: I started writing erotica in college for beer money. But I was having so much fun, I never really stopped. Now, I think it has to do with an exploration of human emotion—we all have sex, and we all exerience it differently, even at different times in our lives. How does it relate to emotion and emotional development? How does it change us? Plus I love combining erotica with other genres: paranormal, humor, suspense, etc. There’s no limit to what you can write about!

2. What do you like best about lesbian erotica?

Mmm, girls! Girls are soft and curvy and they smell nice. What’s not to love?

3. What is the theme of your story “Just Be” in Iridescence: Sensuous Shades of Lesbian Erotica?

Finding balance and peace in our lives. The title is unabashedly lifted from the Styx song “Just Be,” and it’s a reminder that sometimes we have to step back, away from all the craziness in the world and all of the things (e-mail, chat, cell phone, etc.) that distract us, and just enjoy the moment. The characters in the story have a chance to reconnect and spend quality time together, and remember why they love each other so much.

4. Name some other books where we can find your work.

Novels: A Little Night Music, written as Sarah Dale (with Sarah J. Husch), Cheek Books 2007; Cat Scratch Fever, written as Sophie Mouette (with Teresa Noelle Roberts), Black Lace 2006.

Anthologies: Ultimate Lesbian Erotica 2007, Travelrotica for Lesbians, Got a Minute, and many more. See my website for a complete list!

5. Just for fun! Gym Shoes or Stilettos?

Nothing at all, actually! I’m happiest when I’m barefoot and have warm sand or cool grass or my home’s lovely hardwood floors beneath my feet.


My thanks to Jolie du Pre for hosting this fun author tour. If you’d like to read the interviews by the rest of the Iridescence authors (including my frequent co-author Teresa Noelle Roberts!), go here for a list and links!