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Author interview with Mrs. Darling
When you first started writing, did you have any idea you’d be writing BDSM/kinky books? Do you write in any other genre?
I began my journey as a submissive first and the writing came as a result. A submissive journaling as a means of reflection and communication with her Dominant is a common suggestion, so in the beginning I wrote and then posted my journal online. The incredibly positive feedback encouraged me to write “our story.”
I only write about my personal experience in Power Exchange, kink, and polyamory.
Are you actively involved in BDSM? If so how do you identify yourself? Dom(me)/sub? Top/bottom? Switch?
I live in a Modern Day 1950’s M/s Household. I am a slave. We transitioned from a vanilla egalitarian relationship to exploring D/s in the bedroom. It eventually led to full time Dominance and submission and within the past couple years we have lived as Master/slave.
Was there something that happened to you in your life or career that made you want to begin thinking about writing BDSM/kinky-themed erotica?
For us it was always about our transition from vanilla to kinky. We were continuously telling that specific story to others, offering suggestions and advice, detailing that transitory time in our life. That is when the old “us” died and the “new” us was born.
Is there one area of BDSM that you tend to write about more? Why do you think that area creeps into your writing more than some others?
I write about female submission. It is what I know, what I breathe, what I experience day to day. I feel like the most authentic writings come from people writing about what they know and love. I love to empower women who desire submission; to be an example of a smart, strong, brave, vocal, and powerful woman who simply submits to her partner.
Do you write BDSM/kink erotica based on what you find interesting or sexy, or do you write more for your audience?
I write my personal experience, so certainly what I find sexy. I know our kinks inside and out. I try my very best to explain what it feels like to have a steel blade on your skin or to be standing bare being punished by the one you call Master. Because I have lived it. I want to educate with my writing, not just entice. But I do write these experiences in a creative non-fiction style that I hope my audience will enjoy more than traditional non-fiction writing.
What is your favorite fetish? Why?
Wow, so many to narrow! After consideration, I think it is everything 1950’s related. My husband in a suit, me in a pretty dress and victory rolls. Serving a welcome home drink with a smile and spending my days baking and cooking and cleaning. Looking like a normal, old-fashioned and conservative couple to the outside world, knowing that we share a dirty little secret. The proper manners. The traditional household rules. Each person knowing their own roles in the relationship. So very hot.
What’s the most surprising piece of feedback you’ve ever received from a fan of your writing?
“You’ve got this wonderful ability to suck the reader in, put them in your shoes, and then drop them on the other side feeling awed to have gotten a glimpse.”
I never really understood what made my writing different or special until I read this. I write my actual life: my passion, my energy, my emotions, my relationship, my fuck-ups, my successes. It comes out raw and real and passionate. This feedback made the pieces fall in place for me.
Have you ever heard that a fan might have tried something from one of your stories and liked it? Did you take it as a compliment?
Yes I have and yes I do. The kinky fun time stuff is always a “high five, you go girl!” pleasant compliment. It puts a smile on my face all day. But it is especially the stories of deepening relationships through power exchange that impact me the most and leave me feeling humbled. I am a simple submissive, sharing her path through life, and the thought that I might have made a positive impact on others makes it so worth the difficult task of bearing my soul and relationship to the world.
Darling Discovered: A True Story of Submission is available for pre-order now and will be released June 1, 2016.
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