A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of being interviewed by ARe Wildfire’s Behind the Books with Julie. Check it out!
Julie: Welcome, Fierce. Please tell us a little about yourself and how long you’ve been writing. Have you always gravitated toward being an author?
Fierce: Thanks, Julie. I have always been a writer. I never questioned what I wanted to do, and all of my life that’s been to write books. In a way it’s been secure knowing what I want to do, though as all authors know, it’s tinged with a lot of insecurity. Having the dream and drive is one thing. Having the stamina is another. I’ve learned a lot in my nine-year publishing career, and overall, I’m very pleased with it.
Julie: If you could trade places with a character in one of your books, who would it be and why?
Fierce: I would trade places with Wo, a young Navajo man in Traveler Through Darkness. He’s so calm, so self-assured, and knows how to flow with life. Those qualities are really important to his role in the plot, and they are traits that I admire and aspire to embody more thoroughly, particularly with intimacy.
Julie: Anything your fans would be surprised to know about you?
Fierce: Probably that I write across genres. I’ve published quite a lot of nonfiction, write regularly in national venues, and am embarking on a huge project in magickal realism. That will be the thread that ties it all together. Wish me luck!
Julie: When you’re not writing, what do you like to do to just kick back and have fun?
Fierce: I don’t kick back much. Seriously. The best I can do is to unplug a little every day, which is as high priority as writing. I enjoy watching films, so I keep a supply of enthralling movies to watch, and the occasional TV series, in the Netflix rearview. TV just isn’t as interesting as it used to be, though I find that a lot of my motivation for characters and plot comes from visual media. So, my downtime is really still work…
Julie: Is there something special you do to celebrate when one of your books is released?
Fierce: I’m a very spiritual person and I experience that books are life force. So when I have a new one out, I speak with it and bless it on its way, check in with it now and then. I also say, “Thank you!” to the Universe!
Julie: What’s next for you?
Fierce: I’ve never really thought of myself as having a niche, in terms of genre, though I always strive to create characters and circumstances that relate to life between the lines. For instance, gender, orientation, relationship and lovestyle are all mutable qualities in my world. I suppose in a way that is a niche, though this year my plan is to hone in on what I want to write, not just the stories springing around in my head, but as an author, focusing my body of work. I’m making plans instead of just pulling stories out of thin air.
Fierce is the gender-lite erotica author of as many pansexual, genderneutral, life-loving configurations as zhe can think of.
- Partner Swap, Xcite Books
- Belle de Nuit, Xcite Books
- Gigolo Seduction, Decadent Publishing
- Traveler Through Darkness, Decadent Publishing
- Journal of a Lycanthrophile (Book One, The Scattered Dark Series), Fierce Desires
- Alpha (Book Two, The Scattered Dark Series), Fierce Desires
- The Fangirl’s Dream, Decadent Publishing