Rose C. Carole
BDSM Writers Con Book Contest Winner 2015
Golden Flogger Award nominee
Attending BDSM Writers Con since 2012
Why did you begin writing BDSM novels?
I’d read many BDSM novels before I even thought about writing one. It was a genre that always intrigued me. Once I decided to try my hand at it, ideas of scenes kept popping into my head, particularly when I was driving in the car. Not all of the scenes ever made it into my books, but I have definitely enjoyed the process.
Will you be attending BDSM Writers Con or other events we can meet you at?
I have been attending BDSM Writers Con since its inception as a 3-day workshop with
Dr. Charley Ferrer sitting in a hotel suite with 11 people listening to her explain the tenets of Dominance and submission. During that weekend, she also took us to Paddles, a BDSM club in NYC. There we were able to meet and talk to many people in the lifestyle. It was, to say the least, an eye-opening experience. It was after that first conference that I wrote my first BDSM erotic romance.
Each year the conference gets bigger and includes more workshops with writers and BDSM lifestylers. I have learned so much from them and made some really good friends over the years. Even as it grows, the conference engenders a supportive group of readers and writers who help one another in their understanding of BDSM. As a writer, I have been encouraged by other writers from the conference and the readers as well. I will definitely be at both the Everett and NYC conferences this year.
What does being nominated for the Golden Flogger Award mean to you?
I consider it a great honor. I know that Dr. Charley created the conference to dispel the myths and inaccuracies that were a part of a number of BDSM novels and being nominated is a recognition by the conference that I got that part right.
What is the hardest part of writing your novel?
I like to write about characters one could actually meet in real-life. As much as I love books that create fantasy worlds like the Marketplace by Laura Antoniou or the Vampire Queen series by Joey W. Hill, I am interested in exploring how we create passion and find love in day-to-day life. But that is not nearly as interesting as the rarefied worlds of fantasy, so it is difficult to take those things that people do everyday and bring a new perspective to them. I hope I’ve been successful in taking readers on a journey that allows them to see how overcoming your fears and opening yourself up to another brings back rewards far greater than you could have imagined.
Tell us a little about yourself and your writing works.
After pursuing careers in publishing and then catering, I have returned to a passion that I had when I was much younger—writing. As mentioned above, I always enjoyed reading erotic romance as well as classic literature that told great stories of people striving to fulfill their destinies and the obstacles they had to overcome. I am working on a series called Kitchen Confessions, the first book of which, Catering to His Needs, was a winner in last year’s BDSM Writers Con Book Contest and received and contract from Totally Bound publishers. The series is about four women who have a catering company, and the books can be read as standalones since each one explores the D/s relationship of one woman in the kitchen. I am currently working on the next book in that series, tentatively titled Catering to His Desires.
Rose has been an avid reader all her life and pursued that obsession into the publishing business, where she worked in both production and editorial for books and magazines. When her son went off to college, she decided to fulfill another passion and went to culinary school, thinking she would write a cookbook but loving the cooking so much she became a caterer. But her love for books is ever-present and she finally decided it was time to follow her own creative muse and write the kinds of books she enjoys reading. She hopes her readers enjoy them as well.