I had the great pleasure of being interviewed by Mysti Parker at Unwritten!
Please welcome yet another lucky interview winner from the 20,000TH Hit Giveaway events, erotic author Fierce Dolan to Unwritten! Let’s just get right to it, shall we?
Fierce, please tell us a little more about yourself. Where are you from, and what do you do when you’re not writing spicy stories?
Thanks for having me, Mysti! I’m right-coaster, though I consider myself a world citizen. I like to travel far and wide, and can never get enough of seeing new places. When I’m not writing erotica, I’m writing all kinds of other things. I’ve been a career writer for 22 years, in technical documentation, articles for journals, magazines, also nonfiction, poetry and gentler fiction—all under various names. I really never stop writing, even when I stop.
On your website, you describe yourself as a mezzofiction writer. For the more clueless ones among us *ahem*, what is mezzofiction, and how did you get into it?
I came up with that term about sixteen years ago to describe my quirky style of writing quasi-believable stories. MezzoFiction is my way of describing method acting, not for the stage but for the page. The term doesn’t describe the validity of the stories, but how I write them. I work with trance states, and “mezzo” means middle, or medial. I go into trance when I write, sometimes not even remembering what I wrote until I look back. So, mezzofiction is about not just me thinking up things and writing them down, but sensually going into those spaces and feeling them, being them. Probably a little weird, but all in context… Giving it a name helped me to grow into it as a technique, and I use it for writing nonfiction as much as fiction.
I found this quote on your Facebook page:
An editor asked me what led me to write erotica. I replied, “A dirty mind, excess words, and an overactive sacral chakra.”
I think most of us would agree that writing erotica is not only challenging, but often controversial, particularly when it comes to homosexual themes. Have you experienced any opposition to your work, and if so, how have you handled it?
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Let’s talk about your latest release, Traveler Through Darkness. What’s it about, and what inspired you to write it?
Thanks for asking! I’m really excited about it because it’s part of Decadent Publishing’s The Edge series—stories that are quite short, focused on tight plots and brief interludes, with intense heat levels. This story is interracial gay erotica. I like to write stories featuring Middle Eastern characters fusing into mainstream western romance tropes, particularly when it comes to breaking taboos. In Traveler that fusion is front and center in multicultural erotic collisions. Particularly, I like making Middle Eastern men romantic leads.
In Traveler Tarik is an Arab Muslim, though he’s been in the western world long enough to have established a bountiful life in the United States. Wo, a young Navajo man, is proudly out but on the fringe, himself. They have a chance meeting the night of Tarik’s bachelor party that leaves them both changed forever.
Several well-known authors have been caught paying for book reviews. What are your thoughts on this? Since I doubt this development is anything new, do you think the “revelations” may be just another publicity ploy?
Everyone I interview gets a random question. Here’s yours: What’s the most neglected room/area in your house?
Originally published at Unwritten, by Mysti Parker.