Kinky Chat with Red Phoenix

Red Phoenix

Red Phoenix
Golden Flogger Award
Nominee
Speaks out

 
 
Why did you begin writing BDSM novels?
It was something that I was exploring personally with my husband and I wanted to share our experiences (as well as my fantasies of a college –like setting for submissives).

Do you participate in D/s activities or merely write about them?
I am happily collared and try to experience as much as I can. If I can’t, then I research online and with people who are experienced in that area to find out the how, what, and whys. It’s important to me that readers understand the beautiful dynamic and the safety issues involved in D/s. My husband and I began exploring BDSM several few years ago and found it enhanced our lives both in the bedroom and in everyday interactions. When you are connected on a deeper level, it colors every aspect of your life.

What does being nominated for the Golden Flogger Award mean to you?
First of all, the flogger is my favorite tool so a golden one is pure nirvana for me. On a serious note, to be acknowledged by an organization that celebrates and honors the lifestyle is humbling and meaningful.

Do you conduct any advocacy work in this lifestyle or is it strictly fiction base for you? If so, what?
I respond to my readers and direct them to respected organizations if they want to explore further. I am no expert, and don’t claim to be, but there’s a safe and sane way to enter and explore the BDSM world which I share with those who contact me after reading my books.

Where would you like to see the BDSM genre head? How will it get there? Personally, I hope that the respect and trust that is essential to exploring BDSM is the focus in the years to come. Those in the lifestyle, and those who care about representing the lifestyle well (rather than exploiting it) need to distinguish themselves from the popular genre of abduction and abuse.

What is the hardest part of writing your novel?
Writing is the fun part, editing is the necessary part, but blurbs are the bane of my existence.

Tell us a little about yourself and your writing works.
I have been writing since 2011, but became popular when I shared my fantasy of the Submissive Training Center. It started as a novelette called Brie’s First Day of Submissive Training but fans begged for more, so the Brie series was born.


I’m a teacher by trade, and that comes across in the novel as readers follow Brie through her training. She goes from knowing nothing about submission to learning about herself as she experiences many different tools and techniques found in BDSM. However, it isn’t just about her training, it’s about her growth as a person and the host of engaging people she meets along the way. This series is one of love, exploration, heartbreak and humor.

I am mother to three and wife to one. I have been married for 22 years to the most incredible man. He is my best friend, my inspiration, my biggest supporter and the man I am joyfully collared to.

Will you be attending BDSM Writers Con or other events we can meet you at?
Man, I wish I could! I have traveled a lot the last couple of years, and am trying to stay closer to home because of family health issues. I will be attending RT in Dallas
May 12-17th and RomCon in Denver Sept 25-27th.

 


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