AuthorChat with Blue Stour & Ken Haramiru 3/6/14

Author Ken Haramiru had three goals in life. As a youngster, he planned to pursue one as a career. Either he was going to be a combat officer, an IT Director, or an author. Today, he finds himself performing not one, but the dedicated worker is thriving in two roles..

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“The dot-com boom seduced me out of college in 2000, and I was fortunate to establish my career at a literal rock star dot-com,” Haramiru said. “I really feel bad for college students now, though – they’re all fighting for a handful of entry-level positions that haven’t been sent overseas.  If I could tell every college student one thing right now it would be to focus on side projects and marketable skills before, during, and after college. College tries to prepare you for the workforce, but it’s once you get into the workforce that you learn how to really do your job.”

Haramiru is concentrating on his primary career. However, he is also flourishing with his career-in-words. Secretly, he uses a trio of names. The author writes under Ken Haramiru for erotica, a second name for erotic fantasy, and a third name for mainstream action and sci-fi stories. That undisclosed third name is the one he admits his family will know.

“I wanted to be a sci-fi author ever since I was a kid, and even wrote some novellas when I was a teenager,” the literotica writer added. “Over the years, my inner writer grew increasingly despondent and frustrated. A few years ago, I tried writing a sex scene to resolve the block, and it worked.  The result was a complete story. . . . just not one I could show my family.  I eventually realized that just because I couldn’t show it to my family, that didn’t mean it wasn’t a complete story.”

He says the writer within him would have been shocked; in horror, even. However, his inner-Man Ho smiled proudly. A year later, he has published ten erotica novellas, “which have been downloaded hundreds-of-thousands of times.”

Haramiru has been a busy-bee, pumping out reads in the past year. In churning out so much work, many writers would be worried about reviews. According to Haramiru, though, they’re just part of the job, good or bad. He offered a very logical explanation for erotica, even “literotica,” writers.

“In our field, you can’t sweat reviews,” he pointed out. “Literotica has a wonderful explanation of ‘Not-My-Kink syndrome. Unfortunately, most reviewers fail to understand that everyone’s kinks are different.  In the end, the only review which matters is that your repeat buyers come back for more.  Every repeat sale represents one person saying, ‘I care more about reading this guy’s stuff than I do about keeping an extra $3.’  When you put that in perspective, ratings really stop mattering so much.”

The funniest thing Haramiru told me was regarding his reviews. It was a comment someone flatteringly told him about a book he wrote.

“Damn you for writing that.  I read it on my lunch break at work, and I hate being that girl who masturbates in the bathroom.”

Oddly, the writer prefers certain music when he’s writing, which he ideally likes to spend 2-4 hours per-day doing. His iPod is loaded with angry German music; that music is reserved for coding and social media interactions.  Wagner and Tchikovsky are his plot-writing musicians. Then, when he writes erotica, it’s strictly . . . country music—“seriously.”

“Modern country is the most intensely sexual music around”, he explained.”Almost every song is about meeting a gorgeous woman and making her your own.  Other genres focus on one-night stands, but country is about settling in for a lifetime of great sex.”

 Haramiru has a few choices to contact him or check out his books.

Blog:  http://haramiru.com/

Facebook:

Twitter:  @haramiru.

Now that I’m finished with this article, I believe it’s time to comprise Blue’s “Fukkit List.” (This could get fun.)—Thanx for the idea, Ken!

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AuthorChat with Blue Stour and Wendy Sexton 1/21/14

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Apples are overrated, according to erotica writer Wendy Sexton. She says it’s not an apple each day that keeps the doctor away. Instead . . .

Sexton grew up in California–Boys in the Hood, California, that is; that’s Compton for the movie challenged. Long associated with basketball, if any sport, Sexton’s childhood saw other athletic dreams not writing aspirations.

“I wanted to be the first woman to play baseball,” she boldly pointed out. “I even went to pitching school for fast pitch softball; it was the sh*t.”

Thrown into motherhood at just fourteen, though, Wendy was forced to give up her dream of pitching for the Dodgers. A few years later—talk about fate–the long-time Left Coast resident met her future husband, Kevin, at jury duty, of all places. Then, with two bouncing boys, Brandon and Bradley, they moved to Arizona.

If the chance-meeting of her husband was odd, that’s nothing compared to how she became a writer. It proves that writing breaks can come anywhere.

“I was on a flight to Boston for work. The guy sitting next to me was a literary agent, and he told me to write ‘your story,’” Wendy reflected. “It got too emotional, and brought back some pain and anguish. I put it on hold and started writing my fiction. I love writing.”

Writing “her fiction” at least eight hours each day is showing and growing. Two-of-three books in her Quest Series are available. Raven’s Quest and Skyclad’s Quest can be found on Amazon.com. The trilogy’s final installment, Luna’s Quest, will be released in February, 2014.  Finally, Sexton added that she has “about 5 more books” in the works.

Even though she continuously writes with passion, writing is a grueling journey, she admits. People fail to understand just how draining of a process it is. Like most authors, there are times when Wendy is ready to just say, Bag it ALL!!!

“Everyday…… Everyday,” Sexton expressed how often she becomes frustrated. “Then there is that moment that the hair stands up on the back of my neck when I get the great idea. Then, I can’t stop thinking about the story. That is what keeps me going and to prove to myself that I can do this.”

Her passion for and pursuit of perfect erotica can be expressed best by how she wants to be remembered as a writer, both now and later.

“You made me j*ck off in the shower; your book was so f*cking hot,” Wendy proudly remembered what-she-calls her best compliment, ever. “I don’t want this to be over; I want to be writing dirty books until I die. Sex is amazing. I have to have an orgasm daily just to keep my heart beating.”

. . .  the earlier oft-used reference to an apple is completely wrong; it isn’t an apple a day. As she expresses, An orgasm a day keeps the doctor away.

Wendy can be reached at any of the following:

Blog         http://wlsextonauthor.blogspot.com

FaceB:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/WLSexton-Author/127992340712380?ref=hl

Twitter:  @Wendy_Sexton

Email:     wlsextonauthor@gmail.com

Sincerely,

Blue Stour

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