About A.G. Davis:
Staci Hirsch, a.k.a. A.G. Davis, is Desmond “Deetz” Mac Innes’s biographer. Davis has a doctorate in psychology and worked for over 33 years with trauma survivors looking for healing and love. She has just published a bisexual erotic romance drenched in the worlds of international intrigue, Jewish philosophy, martinis, fresh pretzels, & talking pets. The Roswell Discrepancy: a human romance in three parts and Project Iceworm: a human marriage in three parts are the first set of stories from the Glamorgan Progeny series – stories of the Mac Innes and Reese families – that reveal a world of magic and theology, social norms and entitled choices in the backdrop of the British Empire. The second book, Project Iceworm: a human marriage in three parts is due out in the Fall of 2018. Davis currently lives just outside of Detroit, Michigan with a partner/amateur chef, “Mr. Grumpy”, a whimsical daughter/writer, “L.G.”, and an old/neurotic dog, Sadie.
What inspires you to write?
I write because no one is writing the kind of erotica I like, specifically LGBTQ romance. My stories are what I call a "grownmances", a happy-ever-a love story with a taste of reality – for adults who have been around the block and are ready to stop and examine the cracks in the sidewalk. I like characters with intense libidos, dark sensitive hearts, snarky comments about our current cultural/political climate, and an appreciation of the intersectionality between Judaism and Druidism.
I also write about loyalty and how often times the family we make as adults is better than the one we were born into. Lastly, I want to remind the world that love and loving as an LGBTQ person is more than some rally, academic paper, or social justice movement.
Tell us about your writing process.
I hide in the back table at City Coffeehouse in Allen Park, Michigan on weekends and after work during the week as often as I can. Otherwise, I'm home making video marketing posts on social media. My writing process? I play the story over and over again in my head until I can see it clearly, like a movie. Then I write it down as fast as I can.
I do outline, of plot and characters. I also collect pictures that match my image of the characters as well as erotic art that reflect ideas I have for certain scenes.
And did I tell you about the research? I think I spend more time reading and watching documentaries than I do writing!
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Angus Reese and Deetz Mac Innes are nearly ALWAYS TALKING TO ME, especially if they're rowing in the story. However, it's just as annoying when they are quiet, particularly after a sex scene. They don't smoke but sit in bed looking bashful. Honestly! They are so cute it's sick.
What advice would you give other writers?
I'm new to the game. I'm not certain my lessons are that valuable to anyone else yet. I didn't have many expectations when I started but have goals, one of which is to accept an Oscar for the movie adaptation of my stories. But, I have dues to pay and lots to learn before that happens.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
It was easy. I chose to go to a publisher, one that specializes in new indie writers. I did this because I knew nothing about editing and had no ready-made platform for distribution. All I knew is that I wrote what my hypercritical partner called, "A good book." and finding someone else who would call it "A good book." was the validation I just had to have. Which is best, self-publishing or using a publishing house? It depends on your needs and strengths.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think we should be more concerned by the fact that people aren't reading.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: erotic romance, LGBTQ fiction
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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