Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Interview with Erotic Romance Author Lynn Myshe’ Joseph

When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
When I was 13.- I had an assignment due in creative writing when I was a freshman in high school- I spent 2 weeks on it, editing and rewriting until I thought it was perfect-My teacher at the time told me it was the best and well-written piece she had ever seen for a 13 year old and that the imagery was amazing- I knew then. I was done!

How long does it take you to write a book?
For a novella, about 2 weeks-that includes re-writing and such but without my editor.
For a novel, since I am still working on my first one, it has taken me so far 3 months- once I am complete with my other 2 novellas I’m gonna focus on my novel

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I HAVE TO HAVE rock music playing- from the old to the new, I got to have rock in the background- I don’t know, it just inspires me to add to a scene, or take away from one!

What do you think is the best way of publishing a book these days?
I hear great things about self-publishing, but I haven’t gone that route- I have a publisher, whom I adore.
I think its up to the author on which way they want to go- its all bout marketing!

Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?
In my head- I have about 20 different plots in my head right now and more than 20 written down in my journal. My ideas are sometimes my own, sometimes, hehehe.
Information wise I try to stick to the places I have been- I’m from Chicago, but live in Plano, TX, a suburb of Dallas, so I can use areas around both since I know the areas so well
If I am looking for a certain piece, such as writing about BDSM, the internet is GREAT!

When did you write your first book?
Just did at 30- I've been writing for 14 years and always heard from friends and family that I let take a look at my works that I was good, hell , even great.
I finally took the plunge about 3 months ago and decided, it was time for the world to see!

What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
I have 3 kids (4 if you count my so I spend tons of time with them. Family game nights, relaxing, movies. Other times, I’m reading. Reading other authors that I know, or finding new ones

What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?
That I have the power to create what I want and not answer to anyone about it If I want to write about an alien woman that is asexual but wants to settle down with a human male, I can and its all mine. I control the outcome, characters, flow, everything about the story and that excuse my French, is a huge turn on!

How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?
I have written 1 and working on 3 more. I have to say my favorite will be the novel I am working on. I’m just in love with the whole idea, the world, and the people. Ugh! I can’t wait to get it out there!

Can you tell me and your readers something about your main characters?
Hmmm….I have a few, but I will give a little insight to one of my Doms, Seth Jacobs.
Seth is a quiet guy, kinda temperamental, but a true- blue all American Texan that will melt your heart- and your panties! He is so fun to write about, not only because he is dead sexy, but he allows himself to be vulnerable, without being weak. I love that about him. I hope everyone else will too!

Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?
Since I am just getting my name out there, I haven’t heard much. I do have a group that critiques my works for me and I always hear that the stories are wonderful. My characters are strong and they love my “voice”!

What do you think makes a good story?
Plot, plot and more plot. Sure, you can have a sexy guy and girl, they have amazing sex, fight, more amazing sex, conflict and then that’s it.
Uh. No.
I prefer to be pulled into the story to where I am identifying with the hero or heroine in some way. Characters have to appear flawed, yet, the story has to make sense

What are your favorite book genres in writing and reading? Why?
Erotica and Romance. That falls into a broad range but it is what it is. I love them both as you can intertwine the two at any time. Or they can stand alone and still have a damn good story. I love Erotica as when I am writing, I get deep into the scenes and, yeah I have to stop and fan myself! With romance, you can explore so many romantic ideas without being super cliché. I love them both! I am exploring the paranormal side of writing now- we will see how that goes!

Who are you favorite authors to read?
Ha! I have SOOOO many, but I must mention Shayla Black. I have followed her from the beginning and she has introduced me to tons more. Larissa Ione, Casea Major, just off the top of my head. I constantly look for new authors and I am always reading and leaving reviews for them

Thanks for having me!!!!

Here is how to contact Lynn
Lynn's Blog

Where to purchase Submit To Your Fantasies
Barnes and Noble


  1. Great interview! Isn't it a wonderful thing, to have all those stories in your head? I could write one a day! LOL

  2. Awesome interview! Learning so much about you Lynn! I'd like to listen to music when I write, but for some reason it distracts me too much... I need quiet! LOL Congrats!! :D

  3. Very cool interview! Ha, I laughed over your answer to 'what makes a good story'. :) Nice to learn more about you, and I also have to have music when I'm writing. Wishing you continued success, chicklette!

  4. Fun getting to know you better. Me I like it quiet when I write. Best if luck to you.