Maggie Ryan

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Maggie Ryan
Golden Flogger Award nominee Speaks out

 

Why did you begin writing BDSM novels?
I actually began writing when a group of my friends were discussing the release of a popular book and one said, Maggie could write a book. I had always written short stories but never tried to publish them so decided to give it a try.  I also was really glad that erotic books were becoming more ‘accepted’ as reading material with the birth of ebooks. I wanted to write ones where I could create characters and settings and let myself go.

Do you participate in D/s activities or merely write about them?
I merely write about them but I do admire those who have found partners that find their relationships strengthened with D/s lifestyle

Where did you get your information on this lifestyle?
I do a great deal of research. I talk with people who are deeply immersed in the lifestyle and have read hundreds of books, blogs, etc.

What does being nominated for the Golden Flogger Award mean to you?
It is an absolute honor and a humbling experience. To me, it means that my work has been recognized as worthy in that people are reading and enjoying what stories I bring them.

Do you conduct any advocacy work in this lifestyle or is it strictly fiction base for you? If so, what?
I don’t do any formal advocacy I suppose, but I am always supportive of those authors or people who wish to explore the lifestyle or write stories in which there is a freedom of expression allowed

Maggie Ryan, BDSM Writers Con, kinky romance

Where would you like to see the BDSM genre head? How will it get there?
I would like to see if become even more accepted as people are educated that it is a choice between partners and as long as it is safe, sane and consensual between adults, it is a private choice that should not be judged.

What is the hardest part of writing your novel?
The hardest part is having the entire book flow from beginning to end. I begin knowing the first words will be Chapter One and the last will be The End – it’s all that blank space in the middle that requires the creation of an entire world in setting, characters, dialogue, plot, descriptions, etc that draw the reader into a new place with characters you, as an author, want them to embrace and truly care about what happens to them.

Tell us a little about yourself and your writing works.
I’ve been writing all my life but professionally for three years now. I’ve written 29 books which actually surprises me when I think about it and yet I have so many stories and characters in my head, I hope to write several more.  I live in Texas, just celebrated my 38th wedding anniversary, have four children and five grandchildren. I retired from the ‘real world’ and now spend my time being my own boss. I work in my pjs and write in my recliner – I can’t imagine a better job!

Will you be attending BDSM Writers Con or other events we can meet you at?
I am attending the RT conference in April of this year but would love to attend the BDSM Writers Con possibly next year as I think it would be fascinating and helpful to all BDSM authors



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