Name: Patricia Logan
Where are you from: Los Angeles, Ca.
A little about your self `ie your education Family life ect: I was adopted when I was three weeks old. My mother and father were wonderful people and I feel blessed to have been included in their family. I have been married to a great guy for almost twenty-eight years and I have four children and one granddaughter. I have a nursing degree but I no longer practice nursing. I have been a jeweller and I was a mortgage broker for eighteen years. When the economy declined, I quit working a day job and began writing.
Fiona: Tell us your latest news?
I just finished up my latest serial, Master’s Boys and have begun a new serial using some of the same characters and settings. It is called Invitation Only.
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
I began writing in junior high school but just for fun. I never had plans to become an author but one day, sitting at home reading a book, I thought, “I can write one of these,” so I did. I’ve never published that book but I may in the future, some day.
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
Since I was very young but not an author until I was published.
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
I had been reading through my library of romance novels and after about seventy-five, I just sat down and began to tell my own story.
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style?
No. I don’t know what I would call my writing style. I do know that I’ve never written in first person.
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
My titles come to me. I don’t know, really.
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Just that everyone deserves a happy ending and that marriage equality should be the law of our land.
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic?
I write extensively from my own experiences. The fact that I am a straight woman and that I write gay male love stories, is the only difference.
Fiona: Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
Often, they are. My first book was very autobiographical. The character Jake Maxfield is based on my own life and my experience trying to cope with the loss of my career.
Fiona: What books have most influenced your life most?
I would definitely have to say that the multitude of romance novels of all genres that I have read. I prefer MM contemporary romance but I’ll read whatever is at my fingers.
Fiona: If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
GA Hauser is my mentor. I was a huge fan of hers and a few years ago, I got the chance to meet her when I drove up north to walk in the San Francisco gay pride parade with her. She has been a very supportive friend and I consider her family.
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
I just finished GA Hauser’s “Making Love”, the fourteenth book in her Action! Series.
Fiona: Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
One of my best friends, Jeff Adkins has just completed his first book “Awakenings” and he will be publishing it next month. I love the book and I’m looking forward to seeing his career take off.
Fiona: What are your current projects?
I’m working on “Red” Invitation Only (Book One). I have six books planned for this new serial of novellas. They are MM BDSM books.
Fiona: Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.
Facebook. I have met numerous friends and contacts in the author community and I use it for promotional purposes as well as a social contact site.
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
Definitely. I write full time now and with the success of my BDSM serial, Master’s Boys, I’ve picked up a world of new fans and I can support myself.
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book? No. When I type The End as I finish a book, I put it aside, satisfied.
Fiona: Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
My seventh grade English teacher forced us to do a lot of creative writing. It’s where I first fell in love with the composition of a story.
Fiona: Can you share a little of your current work with us?
Yes. This is an excerpt from “Red” Invitation Only (Book One)
“What are you two handsome men up to now?” The men turned to find Alicia Howard walking up to them. The tiny bright red haired woman was very pretty in a doll-like way. Today she wore her signature pink Sketchers, sweat pants, and a tank top. Her pert little nipples showed through her shirt, proving that she was braless. Despite her impish appearance, Alicia Howard was one the best Dommes that Zack had ever met. They’d gone through their training together years before under the same master and had a great affection for each other. Phoenix watched Zack’s face break into a huge grin as he opened his arms and gathered her into them. Zack was no small man and at well over six feet, Alicia looked like a child in his arms. She squealed and hugged him right back.
“How you doin’ Ali?” he asked her, setting her back from him.
“Better now that I am gazing upon the two handsomest men in this place,” she replied, with twinkling blue eyes, her dimples set deeply into her cheeks. Phoenix thought she was adorable.
“Oh, are those the plans for the new club? Can I see?” she asked, bouncing on the balls of her feet. She really was a little spitfire that looked like Raggedy Ann.
“Sure, here, Alicia take a look,” Phoenix said, pulling the board with the swatches to the side so that she could get a good look at the plans.
“Oh, a nice pit with a viewing gallery! That’s so much better than what we had before.” Alicia had worked at the club when it was still owned by the Mexican Mafia. She’d had no idea who her actual employers were.
“You like?” Phoenix asked. She grinned up with him.
“Boy wouldn’t I love to see you and Wade out there in the middle of the pit, showing off for us.” Phoenix and Zack grinned. She really was a horny little thing which is what made her such a good Domme. Alicia was bisexual and she worked with both men and women. She had admitted honestly to Phoenix that she preferred working with men. They were so much more needy and pliable when it came to being submissive. She had explained to him that she felt as though so many of the female subs were role playing and that it didn’t come naturally to them. She felt that men were very needy and playing out fantasies of being dominated the way they were by their mothers as children. Whether this had any truth in real life or science, it had been her experience at least.
“You just may get to see that once this club is up and running. I know you enjoyed seeing us on DOMZ.com,” Phoenix said. She laughed and reached out to hug him.
Fiona: Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Writing is very hard work so I’d have to say consistency is the most difficult thing for me. I try to release a new book every month so that means I am on a tight writing schedule.
Fiona: Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
There are too many to mention. I read primarily MM and there are many authors that I love in that genre.
Fiona: Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?
I went to two conventions last year and will do at least that this year. I find it stimulating to be surrounded by so many other MM writers that I just love. We have so much fun together and I think they are really brilliant. I also have a book signing in Palm Springs this year and will be with close friends then.
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
My friend Jeff Adkins does all my covers now. He’s an amazing talent.
Fiona: What was the hardest part of writing your book?
Trying to get three thousand words on the page every day.
Fiona: Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
I do a lot of research when I write. I am currently writing BDSM so I have researched that world extensively. I also write military heroes into my books so I have researched everything from police procedure to Navy SEALS, guns, weapons, and I have a book about the Texas Wine Country so I did extensive research into wine making.
Fiona: Do you have any advice for other writers?
Try to be consistent. Write every day even when you don’t feel like it. Keep at it, even if you don’t feel like it. Never give up even if you get rejections. Eventually you will get published.
Fiona: Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Yes. Thank you for your support, your constant attention, and your wonderful glowing reviews. They mean more to me than I can ever express.
Fiona: Other than writing do you have any hobbies:
I love to cook. My husband is Persian and I practice cooking a lot.
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
I like to watch police or crime dramas and gay films whenever possible.
Fiona: Favorite foods / Colors/ Music:
I love salad, Thai food and Indian food. I’m a huge fan of spices and my friends will tell you that I overindulge on the hot sauce.
Fiona: If you were not a writer what else would you like to have done ?
I’m a pretty good artist. I may have made a career at art if I wasn’t afraid of starving.
Fiona: Do you have a blog/website? if so what is it?
Yes. I have both. My blog is naughtypassions.blogspot.com and is definitely Not Safe For Work. My website is authorpatricialogan.com.
Thank you for inviting me, Fiona.