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Suzy Shearer a BDSM author from Down Under. Check out what she has to say about how she got started and her upcoming releases.
When and how did you start writing?
I had written the opening for a book about 6 years ago then put it aside. Last year, I was fiddling on my computer and found it. I expanded it, gave it to a few friends to read and when they told me it was good I submitted it to a publisher.
I was over the moon when they accepted it and have not looked back since. I have three books out now and four more due for release over the next few months.
Why erotic romance?
I discovered when I started writing that my descriptions were very graphic and explicit. In my youth, I had dabbled a little in bondage/waxplay/flogging, so I seemed to gravitate toward BDSM. I always think that women prefer to read ‘porn’ while men would rather watch it so my books are filled with enough heat to keep my readers in lust!
Do you concentrate on one book at a time?
Never! Sometimes you get stalled and I generally turn to another book when that happens. At the moment, I have five books demanding I write more on them and lots more clamouring for me to start.
What would surprise people to know about you?
I imagine most would be surprised to learn I am an introvert and a recluse. When I do venture out, I think most people are surprised to see a woman my age with tattoos and crazy colored hair.
Did you always want to be a writer?
No. My first love has always been Art. I have been painting since I was around 8 and since 2000 have done it full-time.
Suzy is single and lives in Sydney Australia’s Western Suburbs with one very spoiled dog and two equally spoiled cats to keep her company. Her books always feature older heroes and heroines; ranging from mid 40s to 60s. She believes that being older does not mean we are not intriguing, desirable, open to challenges or willing to experiment. Sexy isn’t just for the under 30s! When she is not writing, she is painting. An accomplished Artist, her passion is watercolors and her subject matter ranges from portraits and animals to nudes and seascapes. Oh yes … she also has a penchant for crazy colored hair – pinks, purples and even rainbowed – and for tattoos!