More About the Author
Who am I?
For those who know me, there is no doubt that I model my heroines' dispositions after myself. Somewhat bratty, independent, mouthy, imperfect and not as submissive as they probably should be, they are still fun through and through. Seriously, behaving all the time is over-rated.
My husband John and I have been actively involved in the lifestyle since our late teens and live D&S 24/7 since our first date in 2004. We are a team and work together with both submissives and dominants- teaching, training, listening and loving. Our hope is to take the mystery out of the lifestyle and to mentor people in safe, consensual and exciting relationships.
As of April 2014, I chose to write exclusively for Blushing Books full time- and pursue this career with everything I had inside. The opportunity allowed me to retire early from hospice nursing and devote all my energy to writing my books, researching, community involvement (John and I are very active in the gay/lesbian/transgender/pan-sexual community), and alternative lifestyle marriage and family counselling.
Inspiration: As a full-fledged switch (acting in both a true dominant and submissive role, my scenarios are pulled primarily from either personal experience or observation. I've served overseas as an Intelligence Specialist in the USMC, and have AS degrees in Computer science and R&D, a BS in Biology (pre-med with minor in chemistry and physics), BS in forensic and med-legal nursing and an MA in Psych. I put all of this together and try to bring about a fun, unique, realistic and, hopefully, thought provoking reading experience through fantasy and fiction. I always embrace the underlying hope that my books- my babies- might make a difference in someone's life.
In regard to the D&S scene, the psychology of the lifestyle appealed to me with all the questions that came with it. I learned quickly that it was perfectly appropriate to ask questions. It was also perfectly appropriate if there were no answers. The D&S lifestyle is a process of growth and, much like the age-play elements, requires trust, communication and direction from all involved. John describes his 'job' as my Dom is to be my husband, best friend, confidant, brother, father and teacher. John helped me find myself. That's the foundation of D&S and the basis of all my writings.
My book, Guardian Domination, is based on how he found my inner submissive and trained her to be who I am today. Likewise, my job as a Domme/Mommy is to help my subs find the secret place within themselves and seek ways to help them meet their needs through one-on-one assistance, training, guidance and yes, discipline.
This is a lifestyle, 24/7, and one that we seriously honor. It is not a game to us; the intimacy involved in the lifestyle is precious. We don't attend parties. We don't swing, we don't do drama and we don't do fake. We aren't a top and bottom (terms that describe the recreational aspect of the community); we are pure Dom/Sub-Domme. What we do is sacred to us and if you are serious about pursing this course, we will do our best to answer any question you have. D&S is more than spanking, it is a way to true freedom.
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