Hot Rod | The GA Hauser Collection | erotic gay romance | August 15, 2010
Please tell us your latest news!
I have just released Hot Rod, a steamy novel about an FBI sniper wrongly accused of killing a co-worker, and his love affair with a doctor just back from serving in Iraq.
I am currently working on my another gay romance book called, Games Men Play. But this October for Halloween I'm releasing London, Bloody, London....yet another vampire novel, but this one is a parody with lots of gay romance.
If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
No. I don't think so.
Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
Mary Renault is my favorite. I love how she brought gay romance into mainstream, yet no one seemed to know she was doing it. For her era, she was brilliant. Is brilliant. I can never hope to be as eloquent with words as she was. She wrote true 'literature'.
Do you have a specific writing style?
Flying by the seat of my pants? I write character driven novels. They tell me where they're going. I try to plan ahead, but it never works. In the end, the book writes itself.
Do you see writing as a career?
I am lucky at this point in my life, writing is my career. I hope it continues to be. I love it and will try to maintain my one book a month releases to keep my ravenous fans happy.
Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
Yes. I was a voracious reader. I hunted for anything with gay themes. But other than hard core gay porn, there was nothing. I grew frustrated and in the evenings after my shift on the police department, I sat at the computer and invented my own gay/erotic love stories. I did it for my own amusement, but I never thought at the time I would get published.
Do you have any advice for other writers?
Never give up. Never. No matter how many rejection letters you get, no matter what critics do to discourage you, be true to yourself. If you give up, you lose.
How does your family feel about having a writer in the family? Do they read your books?
They don't read my books. I think the fact that mine are racy gay manlove romance novels freaks them out. They don't say anything bad, but they don't read any of them.
What did you do before you became a writer? Do you write full time?
I was a police officer with the Seattle Police department. That experience was like nothing I could ever have dreamed, both good and bad. But it gave me excellent fodder for the novels I write. I write full time now.
What is your writing process? Do you outline, fly by the seat of your pants or a combination of both?
LOL. I think I beat you to the punch on this one and answered it above. I do not do an outline. I tried to do that, but when I write the story goes its own way, and the outlines never fit. So, I gave up on that, and now just type away as my mind goes nuts in my head. Which is often!
Do you have a ritual when it comes to writing? Example..get coffee, blanket, paper, pen and a comfy place
I wake up, run, shower and sit my butt down and write. I don't get up from the computer until I've put in a good 6-7 hours. Then I drop dead from exhaustion. But I love every minute of it. If I'm up to it in the afternoon I go bike riding and then out for dinner in the evening.
What main genre do you write in?
Erotica / Spicy Romance
I want to thank Night Owl Romance for this opportunity for my fans to get to know me better. If you do not know my work, please check me out on my author website. Warm regards,