Title: Let’s Talk About Tickling
Author: Veronica Frances
Publisher: Blue Note Books
Genre: Non-fiction/Erotic Literature/Self Improvement
Let’s Talk About Tickling is an honest, straightforward discussion about tickling. Discover the many different aspects of tickling—the fantasies, the realities, the many paradoxes of the tickling fetish and how to come to terms with ones own sensuality.
A refreshing and very welcome find, Let’s Talk About Tickling is for anyone who wishes to expand their awareness of tickling and other related fetishes. This book will be of great interest to anyone who wants to get in touch with their sensual self, whether they have a tickling fetish or not.
Author Veronica Frances offers her readers the chance to improve their relationships in and out of the bedroom by shining a light on the powerful significance of tickling. She reminds us that tickling is not merely the whisper of a feather on the flesh. It is an echo that calls us from deep within, beckoning us to listen and respond.
Who in your personal life was the biggest supporter of your writing?
My parents have always been my biggest supporters.
Do you prefer quiet or background noise when writing? If background noise, what?
I prefer quiet when I write. In the summer, I like the sound of a fan or several fans in the background.
When did you start writing and what was your inspiration?
I started writing fictional short stories and poetry when I was ten. I always had so much going on in my head. My mind was a revolving door of constant creativity.
Is there a genre or type of book that you love to read but could never write and if so why?
I love reading biographies. If it were my autobiography, I might be able to write it, but I can’t see myself writing somebody else’s biography, unless it is a fictional character I create.
Seeing more and more authors going the “self-pub’ route. Thoughts?
Why wouldn’t authors want to self publish? Self publishing gives the author so much more freedom and allows the author to keep the subsidiary rights to their work. For those of us who do not like being told what to do, self publishing is definitely the answer.
How much thought do you as an author put into your cover, cover models etc. And has that changed since you started writing. If so, have you or will you go back and re-do covers you’re no longer pleased with?
I’m glad you asked this question. Frankly, I am so tired of seeing the same type of cover model on fiction books, especially erotic fiction books. I have never used a cover model and I am happy with that decision. In the future, I may try it, but I will do my best to make sure my cover has originality and does not look like all the other covers out there.
What is the most intense scene you have ever written? Did you find it difficult writing that scene?
I wrote many intense scenes in my last book, Tickling Daphne H. I would say the public tickling scene at Daphne’s party was probably the most intense scene. I did not find it difficult to write that scene. It was actually an unexpected scene and a lot of fun to write.
If you could write in any genre that you’ve never tried, what would it be and why?
I would love to write a sci-fi novel, mixed with steamy erotica. I would be curious to see if I could pull off a sci-fi novel. The erotica part I have down. It’s the science fiction part that presents more of a challenge.
When thinking about writing any specific genre, what triggers your fears and insecurities the most?
My fears and insecurities seem to come out more when I think about what comes after the writing, when I think about the marketing I will have to do and how I will have to face a crowded and very competitive jungle of writers who are trying to make it, just like me.
When writing, what comes first? The characters or the plot?
Usually the plot or idea. Sometimes the characters. It really depends on the project.
Do you find that you write what you love to read? Or a different genre?
I mainly read different genres from what I write.
Do you ever write your own personal fantasies into your books?
Absolutely! Although my characters have gone through some things I would not want to experience.
How many times do you read what you wrote and think “where the hell did that come from?!”
All the time!
What are your two favorite 80’s movies?
ET and Big. I have a lot more, but these are the first two that came to mind.
Why are man-hole covers round?
Hmmm…. this sounds like an erotic question. Let me think about it and get back to you.
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Veronica Frances is the author of the gutsy, no-holds-barred novel, Tickling Daphne H. Her new non-fiction book Let’s Talk About Tickling sheds a refreshing new light on the subject. She is known as the TickleWriter in some circles.
Veronica also writes under her real name, Stacey Handler. Stacey is the author of The Body Burden; Living In The Shadow Of Barbie. Her book was featured in Jump Magazine, Australian Women’s Weekly, The National Enquirer, and several other publications, radio shows and cable TV shows.
Stacey excels at public speaking, singing, composing, and writing. She is a singer-songwriter, poet, and has written in many different styles. She has an album and several singles available, including her two popular anthems, Ain’t No Skinny Little Thing and Soap Opera Diva.
She lives in New York City, where she continues to write erotica, fiction, poetry and non-fiction.
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