About Mary Magdalene:
Mary Magdalene lives with her husband and six cats in Woody Creek, Colorado. When she’s not writing, she enjoys farmers markets and complicated Starbucks orders.
What inspires you to write?
I know that there is “nothing new under the sun” but I enjoy finding unusual or bizarre ways to look at commonplace ideas. Even if we don’t believe in His divinity, we all know the story of Jesus Christ. We know it so well we can recite His words, misappropriate them, and say them in our sleep. But what about the hidden part of Him, the things polite society are too delicate to discuss? Those are the things that bring me to my keyboard every day.
Tell us about your writing process.
I like to have an outline going into any story, and fortunately for me that outline has already been pretty well documented in a little thing you might know as the Bible. Often, I’ll use it as a jumping off point to reframe familiar stories and tell my readers all the juicy details that didn’t make it into the final version.
What advice would you give other writers?
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” – Galatians 6:9
Some days the words come easy, and other days it’s hard (and when you’re writing erotica some days it’s easy and hard at the same time) but the important thing is that you always come back for more.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I self-published my “Jesus Banging Christ” series because I wanted control over the work I created with my own hard labor, and also because no traditional publisher I know would touch that with a ten-foot crucifix.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think self-publishing is fast approaching its own sort of Rapture, during which time the wheat will be separated from the chaff and the readers’ opinions will be given more weight to determine what’s promoted and publicized. Otherwise the field will continue to be diluted with carelessly thrown together works that make it harder for people to find the books they want.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Erotica, Satire, Menage, MMF, FFM, Gay, Bondage, BDSM
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print, Both eBook and Print
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