I have always been a movie nerd. More specifically, B-movies, exploitation movies, and porn movies and this is because they are free from the shackles of polite society. This allows for bold risks and completely unhinged creativity that mainstream entertainment would never endorse. Erotica fulfills this very same role in the literary world. It is fertile ground for our darkest fantasies and our weirdest, wildest ideas.
Speaking of wild ideas, I am honored to share an interview with an erotica author that has no shortage of them. If you like your erotica paired with humor, superheros, monsters, southern gothic, and occasional yet excessive cockslappings then there is someone I am dying to introduce you to. Callie Press is the creator of the #smutpunk genre and I am determined to help you, the readers, understand her methods, her inspirations, and maybe just a little about her personal life.
Callie, without revealing too much about your identity, what can you tell us about the real Callie? Where you are from, your day job, your quest, your favorite color, etc.?
I was browsing my local book store the other day and I noticed there were quite a few bestselling books titled The (insert blank)’s Wife. Although this trend is obnoxious (man = important profession or super power, wife = wife of that man), this isn’t going to stop me from exploiting it. As a blowjob novelist, I can assure you that exploitation is my super power.
Also, I decided that rather than write my first blog post to tell you about myself, it would be infinitely more entertaining to interview my wife and editor, Vera Atwood, to see if I can 1.) get her naked 2.) get her to agree to lascivious sexual propositions 3.) get her to heap praise on to my already over-inflated ego and 4.) ask her about her new book. What follows is my best effort on all counts.
Is that really you in the picture above and if so, what would our readers have seen if I hadn’t tastefully cropped it?
Yes, it is! As for what was cropped out, I’ll leave that to the imagination of your readers, but it does involve a butt. And garters.
What is it like to be married to a blowjob novelist?