Author, Author, Tell Us More
September 19, 2007 | Interviews
ST: Good morning! We’re back with Marie Treanor. Before we start our interrogation – er, I mean – interview, let’s look at three other fantastic covers Marie has with Changeling Press.
ST: Marie, are there any quirks you have or do before or while you’re writing?
MT: Not really. I like coffee on tap. LOL
ST: Who or what encouraged you to write erotica?
MT: Long story! I found writing long historicals too time-consuming when my daughter was born, but I did want to keep writing. Deborrah MacGillivray encouraged me to try my hand at a short romance. I wasn’t keen at first – to me romances were the old Mills and Boons my granny used to read! – but when I discovered ebook romances I realized I was way behind the times! I was both amazed and impressed by the array of imagination and talent and sheer variety out there. I tried a couple of my own and sent them to Triskelion. Gail Northman at Trisk encouraged me to write one of them a little hotter, and it seemed to work for me.
ST: Just how hot are your books, Marie?
MT: Scorching hot! Tsss! LOL. Only kidding. I’m not really very good with labels, but I think my books are probably on the border line between very sensual and erotic. My characters enjoy pretty sexy and graphic relationships, but so far at least they’ve always been single-partner heterosexual relationships. Not because I disapprove of anything else, just because these are the characters and stories that have come to me. I think I’ve found my comfort zone for now, though I don’t rule out pushing the boundaries!
ST: Where do you get the ideas for your novels?
MT: Mostly from the characters who pop into my mind. Sometimes inspired by real people or faces glimpsed on trains or in the street. Sometimes from something I overhear, or read in a book. Once from a television advert!
ST: How do you research your books?
MT: Depends on the book. I do lots on the internet now, but I still like books! Also, just talking to people helps. My husband for example supplied the necessary chess moves in Queen’s Gambit (sadly not available right now). Thinking about it, he also told me about tethers and stopped me making a pratt of myself over rocket fuel in the City of the Damned stories
ST: Who is your support group?
MT: In real life? My husband, my old friends and, in a different way, my kids.
ST: You’re fortunate to have a good support system.
MT: I know and appreciate them all.
ST: Until tomorrow…