The Erotic Diary of Isabelle (Author Interview)

The Erotic Diary of Isabelle looks like a great start to a new erotic thriller series. How many books do you plan for the series?

The plan was to bring this character to life and make the readers decide how they felt about her. I would like to think Isabelle survives for another three books to make it to the end of the year but who knows?        

How long did it take you to write The Erotic Diary of Isabelle and how far along is book two?

The process, concepts and mechanics have been in the works for several years, but the book only took around a month to put together. The next book isn’t a sequel but is an alternative character’s book which exists within the same continuity, that book is a few weeks away from being complete.  

What inspired you when writing The Erotic Diary of Isabelle?   

It was actually a mixture of things, one was the way people like to consume social media daily; the challenge for me was if I could find it possible to capture that peering into somebody else’s life in a novel. With my interests lying predominately within erotic cinema and literature, people may be surprised to discover that it was a TV series and a Hollywood film franchise that most inspired me to create the book in this style. ‘The Affair’ was a tv series I felt sparked something inside me, especially with the unique idea that two people could retell the same story but recall the events so differently. The Hollywood Franchise was the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I was drawn to the idea that films could be written in the same continuity sparking discussion with communities, with people speculating on what they thought might happen in future movies. 

Why did you decide to become a writer? 

I wanted to share stories with characters that people resonated with. I wanted my characters to come alive in a unique way we haven’t seen others do. I think if you’re serious about doing such things you have to write.

How did you come up with the story in The Erotic Diary of Isabelle?

I wanted the reader to discover most things at the same time as our protagonist, so having the main character starting fresh in a new city was ideal. It proved to be a simple way of creating compelling content without forcing the narrative of providing constant relationship statuses on friends and family. 

Did anything stick out as particularly challenging when writing The Erotic Diary of Isabelle?
The most challenging thing was keeping the continuity in tack of the other books. The one thing I wanted to do is create a book where people felt compelled to read the other books to gain another perspective or even clarity on what could be going on. If the continuity wasn’t challenging enough, each book character is also co-written.

What do you like to do when not writing?

Spending time with my partner and family; reading and watching erotic world cinema (movies like Antares, Blue is the Warmest colour, Dogtooth, etc).

Where can readers find out more about your work?
The two best places are my author page on Amazon and Youtube where I have plenty of quality free content updated daily