Join me and welcoming Cherie Noel
She’s a military Veteran and 2013 Rainbow Awards Finalist
in 2013 for her interracial M/M romance, Changeless.
Why am I coming to this conference?
Because I have several characters who’ve shown interest in exploring BDSM… and I want to make sure I write it properly. I want my characters to get the safe, sane, and consensual fun that they are looking for, not some gung-ho but dangerous and poorly informed play that could get someone permanently hurt. Both my characters and my readers deserve better. So I’m going to have my mind, eyes, and ears wide open, and my pen always at the ready.
What inspires my passion for writing, or why do I write?
I write because in the still hours of the night, looking into my own heart I find I can do nothing else.I write because my characters are bloody bossy wankers who won’t let me do anything else. I write because I’m a subversive rabble-rouser who knows that the most lasting way to change the world is to reach the hearts and minds of the people show them what could be, and then let them effect the change for themselves.
Are any of my characters inspired by people I know in real life?
Ha ha ha. Of course. They all are. Or, you know, at least bits and pieces of each of them.
What am I working on right now?
I’m working on a plethora of projects. Revising the first three Akanti series stories and finishing off the fourth. Rescue Twinks story four. A steamy m/f story set in Rome and it’s two sequels. Geez. You want projects? I gots ’em. No, seriously.
Cherie Noel has lived all over the place, from the eastern coast of Florida to the right in the shadow of the Golden Gate Bridge as well as various other points around the globe *cough-Germany-is-cool-cough*. She loves writing about the world(s) she would like to live in, making people laugh, and giving her characters sizzling hot romance and a guaranteed happily-ever-after. She won the Rainbow Awards Finalist in 2013 for my interracial m/m romance, Changeless.