Mariah Bailey

Gina coverMariah Bailey

Featured Author

Winner of BDSM Book Contest 2014

What got you interested in writing BDSM?
Like BDSM itself, my interest developed over time. A friend mentioned Domination; curiosity required research. While meeting the challenges of some writing groups, I enjoyed participating in contests. Even won a few! All the while, other members would suggest we to write beyond what we knew, write what something that isn’t comfortable. The erotica group I participated in was probably the place my writing developed most. Reluctant at first, the venue became more and more comfortable.

What resources or research, if any, have you done into BDSM to make your stories realistic?
Since I knew nothing about BDSM, the next logical step seemed to be the purchase of some books. (You should see the list Amazon holds for me!)  I also found someone willing to teach me a few things online and proof read my stories. When a friend mentioned Domination and suggested what a Dom might want from a sub, it made me wonder, “Why on earth anyone would be interested in doing that!” Yet, the next time it was mentioned, I noticed a change in my perception. The psychology behind BDSM is fascinating!

What differences or difficulties, if any, do you see in writing D/s stories as opposed to your typical romance?
I don’t see difficulties in D/s vs. romance. It seems to me there is that added dimension in D/s, where in regular romance I might have the couple close the door and keep the reader guessing. There is nothing hidden when I write about D/s, often including some inkling as to why they are behaving this way.

Why have you chosen to attend BDSM Writers Con?
I stumbled upon this Conference last year and decided to enter Gina’s Education in the contest. This year, it’s being published! One reason for wanting to come to the conference is to thank the people who made that happen. Another is to meet like-minded authors, as well as a continuing curiosity.

Books:  Gina’s Education & The Master’s Den



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