This should be Fun JD Grayson stopped by to celebrate Valentine’s with me!
T: Good Morning JD thanks for joining me this morning. I hope the coffee is strong enough?
JD: Good Morning, Teresa. The coffee doesn’t quite hold up to one of your hot chocolates. Smooth and sexy.
T: I promise for this set of questions I’m going to keep things fun and light (well light for me) so let’s get started.
T: Have you always lived in Florida? If no, where else have you lived?
JD: I was born in Long Island, New York, where I lived until the age of 13, when I moved to Florida, where I have lived ever since.
T: Open relationship? How does that work? How long have you been married? How long have you had an open marriage?
JD: I am in a polyamorous marriage. Which when you break down the word polyamorous, means multiple loves. My wife and I have been together in some capacity since the age of 16. Being each other’s firsts, we wanted the other to explore the amazing gift of sexuality. Polyamory is not a numbers game. It is about deep connections and emotions, as well as sexuality. We believe there are multiple soul mates in the world, and in the rare occasion that they come into your life, why deny yourself the opportunity to explore that relationship, opposed to denying your spouse that option. It is all based on trust and communication, the foundation of any good relationship.
T: How often do you travel? Favorite spot?
JD: Owning a nature photography business as well as authorship, I travel multiple times a year to capture America’s scenic treasures. I have many favorite spots, though there is no place like the Blue Ridge Parkway…all 469 miles.
T: Pup(s) names? Breed?
JD: We have one dog named Frankie. We adopted him from a shelter. He is a mixed terrier breed, and is a bit on the crazy side, though he keeps us on our toes.
T: Favorite sport? Team? Why?
JD: Orlando Magic. I love the pace of basketball, and have enjoyed many of the players we have had over the years.
T: Why do you prefer short erotica over long form?
JD: Short erotica allows me to get to the point faster, and more importantly…get to the sex faster. I think the novel industry has created a misconception that a good story has to be long. Most novels are stuffed with filler, so they can charge more money. I don’t have a problem with writing longer novels, though I prefer to let the story tell itself.
T: How do you get your ideas for your work?
JD: It is a mixture of many things. Some are my own fantasies others are born of imagination. Bottom line, most things come from my twisted mind.
T: Do you experiment at home with kink? Do you test out scenes before writing them?
JD: In most cases I draw upon my own sexual experiences in life. If there is something that I don’t know, I always try to experience it before writing about it.
T: What made you choose to write primarily about doctors? Is there something about doctors that you wanted to explore?
JD: In the beginning it was simply a hot kinky fantasy that I wanted to share with readers. When my first offering, The Patient Series, had such success I knew I had found my niche. I do like to step outside the box occasionally, though there will always be a medical theme included for my core readership.
T: How’d you come up with your other stories? Will any of them become a series?
JD: My non-medical stories are just another facet of my imagination and love of vivid story-telling. My latest release, Marriage Therapy 2, became a series because I realized there was more story to tell. I have other series, such as The Colony Series, Slaves & Breeders (banned by Amazon.
T: What inspires your kink? On the flip side what un-inspires your kink?
JD: A woman who enjoys having her sexual limits tested in every way is the inspiration for my kink. On the flip side…judgment is one thing that un-inspires my kinky side, as there is nothing less sexy than uptight people who pretend they are above exploring their edgy side.
T: Why erotica? What turns you on about it?
JD: Erotica is….well erotic. I enjoy good taboo erotica as it allows you to explore many facets of sexuality through fantasy. You can go anywhere, do anything, to whomever you want, and there are no consequences.
T: You write both light and dark erotica, which do you enjoy more? What brings out the light and dark in you to write both?
JD: As a writer, I am an emotional person. I have many sides to me, from humorous to dark, romantic to edge. Just like my taste in entertainment, I like to explore comedies, dramas, action…whatever my current craving calls for. As such, my writing is much the same. Suiting the current state of mind I am in.
T: Why don’t you think the current state of sexuality is not in a good place? How do you think we can fix it? Are there things your readers can do to change the perception?
JD: I believe sexuality is not in a good place because people view it as a bad thing, when instead it is a God given gift. It was meant to be explored, not denied or hidden. The more we open our minds to sexuality, the less shame we will have as a society in exploring and expressing it. We can fix it by reading JD Grayson erotica and getting downright filthy. The best thing people can do is to open their minds and stand up to societies judgment.
T: What do you hope your readers will get out of your stories?
JD: First and foremost I hope they cum, after that I hope they care about the characters and are compelled to move forward in the story telling. I hope their emotions are aroused and engaged.
T: What authors inspired you to write?
JD: Martin Dugard, Jeff Shaara and Stephen Ambrose, just to name a few. Yes, I love History.
T: All-time favorite author? Past or Present or Both?
JD: Martin Dugard
T: What do you do for fun? How do you relax?
JD: I love hiking, photography and painting. One of the ways I have found I like to relax is just sitting in my great room and watching my beautiful Discus fish in my fish tank.
T: What comes next? What’s up those sleeves of yours?
JD: I’ll soon be releasing the next chapter to one of my best selling titles. *wink *wink
T: Well JD that’s all I have for you today. Until next time thanks again for joining me, now get back to work and write your next book.