Kinky Chats with Maggie Ryan & Laurel Jane


Maggie Ryan & Laurel Jane
Golden Flogger Nominees 2016
of Realizing Her Dream


I know that there is a fun story between you two. How did you decide to co-author?

I joined the blushing books authors writer group. I had an idea for a book and asked a few authors what they thought of the idea. They were very encouraging and Maggie gave me some tips for writing and I asked her to coauthor with me. Thank goodness she agreed.

So, tell us about Realizing Her Dream.
My idea was a woman who lost her husband, decided to have and do a bucket list.

How did you divide up the work load? Did one of you write the first sentence and then the other add to it?
Or wait, I know some authors who have done: One chapter for you. One chapter for me. One for you, one for me, I had the ideas but had trouble writing extensive dialog like sex scenes and Maggie was able to write wonderful dialog and expand my ideas.

What was each of your favorite chapters (or parts) to write and why?
My favorite chapter was the first where she is skydiving and scared and starts cursing like crazy.

Is there anything you two found particularly challenging in working together?
I found I could explain some of my ideas and we would kick it around.

Was there anything about your co-author that was simply amazing that you took away from them?
I was deeply impressed with Maggie’s way with words and could take 150 words from me and turn them into a chapter.

Did you spend a lot of time doing research?
I did some research on underwater demolition and how to diffuse a bomb. Some other thing too.

Are you thinking of another book to do together? If so, will you tell us a little about it?
That’s something we have not discussed.

Maggie, we all know you from your amazing backlist, stocked full of best-sellers, but, Laurel, are you planning to write a book on your own now?
I’m not sure, right now I have writers block.

What have you learned in working together?
How wonderful it is to have another person to talk over your ideas and see them to fruition.

Maggie, what has been the toughest criticism given to you as an author? And the best? Laurel, we know you have supported, encouraged and reviewed many Blushing Books authors in the past, what has been the best compliment or other experience you’d like to share?
I had become friends with many of the authors but when I asked if a few authors would host me I was flabbergasted at the large number of authors that responded to me and wanted to host me. It was over 40 authors and I was just thrilled by the response.

So, what books are you two reading now?
I am rereading one of my favorite authors, Breanna Hayse’s books about The Generals Daughter.

And now for fun, tell us your 5 favorite movies and why?
Secretary with James Spader it was ahead of its time.
*  Young Frankenstein which I have watched numerous times. I still laugh even though I know what’s coming.
*  Gone With the Wind, just a lovely romance without a HEA.
*  The Godfather. It followed the book and it was so well done.
*  The Dead Poets Society, I loved Robin Williams, and that was one of his best.


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