The fabulous Sasha White is here with us today talking about her latest release, writing, movies, life, and men’s underwear!
-You’ve written for a number of publishers, in different lengths and both print and e-books. Do you have a favorite story length (novel, novella, short story)? And what do you think are the benefits of writing for e-pubs? For the larger New York publishers?
It all depends on my mood. I think all lengths have their pros and cons, as well as both print and eBook. Some stories are suited to certain lengths and certain mediums. Where the things I write go depend on the story more than anything, and what home I think will be best for them.
-What is a writing day in the life of Sasha White like? We love to imagine you sitting by a blazing fire wrapped in a silk robe that’s just slipping from one shoulder, the scent of woodsmoke all around you, a glass of really good Cabernet next to you as you type away, your half-naked houseboy standing ready to fulfill your every need…Okay, we know that most of us sit at a desk in our sweats, our hair twisted into a quick bun held with an old pencil, eating too many Cheese-its….but let’s hear your take on things.
Ok, ready to be very disillusioned? I don’t write every day, or even every second day. I tend to not write for several days at a time, then on days that I do write, I do nothing but write. I mean nothing. I write, eat and sleep with an occasional shower thrown in for several days in a row when I do write. I call myself a binge writer. LOL I think about writing a lot, but when it comes to actual writing, I hermit away, ignore the phone, email, friends …everything, and just immerse myself in the story until it’s done or I’m forced to do something else.
-What is your writing process like? Do you have a daily or weekly word count scheduled that you tend to meet? Or do you wait until the last minute and write like mad?
I tend to wait until the last minute and write like mad. *grin*
-Why erotica? Why romance? And do you have a favorite sub-genre you like to write?
As a longtime reader of erotica it seemed the right place for me to start writing. I’ve always been, I’d have to say, my favorite sub-genre is contemporary. I do enjoy dabbling in paranormal and sci-fi/futuristic, but contemporary is where I feel at home.
-What sort of books do you read?
Thrillers, action/adventure, the occasional romance or erotica. I find that my tastes are changing often.
-Do you believe in love at first sight? What about soul mates?
I believe in Lust at first sight, and love can grow from lust. As for soul mates, I’d like to believe in them, but I’m not really sure I do. I’ve never been in love, and the idea that a soul mate is out there waiting for me is appealing. But, I’m also pretty realistic and slightly cynical when it comes to love and HEA, so a big part of me knows it’s just a fantasy to make myself feel less alone.
-You’ve traveled extensively. How do you think those experiences have impacted your writing?
Hugely. In fact, without my travels I doubt I would’ve ever become a writer. I think novel writing is all about the character, at least I try to make MY novels all about the characters. And that means knowing people. Loving and hating them, and knowing about different personality types and situations. When I travel, I’m all about meeting and learning, so it all shows up in my writing in one way or another.
-We know you like to cook-what’s your best dish? And when can we come for dinner?
I’m not sure I have a best dish. LOL Seafood Linguini is one I’ve been told I do very well (But honestly not one of MY personal favorites) I love to make Chili. A huge pot of homemade chili is always good. And cheesecake. LOL I make a very good and tasty cheesecake. (I’ve made many flavors, but my fave is a peanut butter cheesecake. LOL )
-Name three of your favorite movies of all time.
The Fifth Element
Thelma and Louise
(*Insert: Eden: The Fifth Element and Practical Magic are on my fav list, too!)
-Tell us about your current release(s) and what you have coming up next.
Current release is MOST WANTED, a single author anthology where the three novellas in it are all sequels to previous stories I’ve written for Aphrodisia.
Lexy and Devon from THE CRIB in the Pure Sex anthology are together again in HIDDEN CRAVINGS.
Detective Jackson Barrows watched his partner fall for a thief in SEX AS A WEAPON in The Cop anthology, and in UNRESTRICTED ACCESS, he does some falling of his own.
NO ANGEL continues my paranormal Hunter series with Gabriel Mann, the work hard-play harder younger brother of Caleb Mann from SEXY DEVIL, and demon hunter Anna Blair.
You can read excerpts here: http://www.sashawhite.net/bookshelf/most-wanted/
-MOST WANTED SOUNDS AWESOME!
Okay…Who would you like to have play the role of Sasha White if your life were made into a movie?
Ugh! Now you’re making me think. Uhmm I’d guess Salma Hayek. (Yes, I’m flattering myself there, but I just love her. She’s beautiful and has so much personality. And she’s got curves…not as many as I do, okay, so some of my curves are rolls…but hey, I’d LOVE to have her figure)
-Do you have any appearances coming up?
-I hope we’ll see you at the Romantic Times Convention next year! Meanwhile, where can we find you on the Internet?
My website has a blog I try to update at least three times a week. http://www.sashawhite.net/blog/
I’m part of the Genreality Group Blog. I’m there every Thursday.
And I’m on Twitter.
*And now for some quick questions…
~Cozy PJ’s or sleeping in the nude?
The Nude. I can nap in sweats and t-shirt, but when I sleep for more than two or three hours, clothes drive me up the wall…or out of the bed in a bad mood. LOL
~On men: boxers, briefs or commando?
Boxer-briefs. Y’know, the tight boxers.
~Rock star or cowboy?
~5-star hotel or camping under the stars?
5 Star Hotel
~Jeans or stilettos?
~Voyeur or exhibitionist?
~Tattoos or piercings?
~Beer or girly drink with an umbrella?
~Ski vacation or the beach?
Thanks for coming to visit the Smutketeers-we loved having you! Hope you’ll drop by again soon!