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Dorothy Kane Liddle began writing when it became clear that there was no day job that could provide the satisfaction that writing did. Liddle has been at it for more than thirty years, publishing primarily as a newspaper and magazine writer and humorist. Raised in New Orleans, Liddle now lives in the Seattle, WA area. This is her first novel. The author would like to offer a special thanks to her elementary school nuns for teaching the fundamentals of sentence structure, good grammar, vocabulary, and punctuation, though Liddle acknowledges the irony of applying skills taught by a Catholic religious order to the erotic romance genre.

Email her at: blackgold67@comcast.net

Q: When did you first realize there was a writer lurking within you?

A: It was more sulking than lurking, actually. But I wrote some nonsensical humor once in high school, and it got a laugh. I was hooked, though it took some time to find my way through writing the occasional satirical piece for the op ed pages of newspapers. I had some minor successes over the years but nothing akin to a breakthrough.

Q: How did you come to writing erotic romance?

A: It came to me. When I realized that writing humor was not going to catch fire, I experimented with fictional genres. One time I wrote a hot sex scene that seemed to come more from a detached subconscious imagination than my conscious one. I worked at it off and on for the next several years, before completing it and sending Ice Cream Castles in the Air off to Siren. No one was more pleased —and surprised— than I when they accepted it.

Q: Do you plan to continue writing in this genre?

A: Yes. Since Ice Cream Castles in the Air I have completed two additional novella-length stories that I will be submitting to Siren shortly, and I have also completed a full-length novel set primarily in Paris.

Q: Where do you get your inspiration to write erotic romances?

A: I like that my characters believe sex is the best consciousness expanding practice available to us.

Q: You mentioned earlier about “working” at your writing. What is your writing day like?

A: I write early in the morning, six days per week. I spend the morning writing to a goal of 2000 words per session of something new. Later, I will rewrite, edit and then proofread something of which I have previously completed a first draft. Then if I am lucky, I will have editor’s notes and suggested changes to work on for a story being readied for publication. I try to make it a “9-5” day job routine, but one that I love with plenty of breaks and a long lunch.

Q: Do you have hobbies or a houseful of cats?

A: I mostly enjoy reading non-fiction (history and politics), travel and watching the wonderful British sleuths on PBS.

Q: What are you currently reading?

A: Duty by former Sec. of Defense Robert Gates. I recently finished the two-book memoir by Neil Simon, which I found inspirational and funny as hell.

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In the Heat of Delight

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Santa's Secret Surrender

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Fifty-one year old Evelyn Parker is smitten by the attentions of her daughter's twenty-four year old grad school friend, Justin Bowman. The unexpected end to the Parkers' Christmas Eve party surprisingly puts E MORE...

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The Sweet Spot

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Divorced, forty-two year old club member Joni Spencer is hiding feelings for the new twenty-six year old assistant golf pro heartthrob Jeff Nieman. When a golf lesson leads to a dinner date and a night of unbri MORE...

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Summer's Splendor

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Divorced fifty-one year old Summer Rabelais is immediately knocked off her moorings by the gorgeous twenty-three year old Aussie Brad Benson the moment the two meet. Their passions explode, but Brad’s youthfu MORE...

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One Time Only

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With their flight delayed for several hours, exhausted office colleagues Brenda James and Steven Travis agree to book an airport hotel room to nap before their rescheduled flight. Steven’s kiss once inside th MORE...

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Sherry's Masterpiece (MF)

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Sherry married her college sweetheart, only to be later trapped in a loveless, sexless marriage. While cleaning the family cabin, she’s surprised by the early arrival of her husband’s long-lost college frie MORE...

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Triple Ex

Dorothy Kane Liddle (Published by: Cobblestone Press LLC)

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Dumped two years ago by a younger lover who discovered she had just turned sixty, Carol Langley accepts that her sexual life is over. But when ex-husband Jim shows up unexpectedly, she is thrilled by the passio MORE...

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Carpenter's Rule (MF)

Dorothy Kane Liddle (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc.)

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[Siren Classic: Erotic May-December Romance, HEA] Fifty-two-year-old widow Ellen Graham is swept off her feet by the attentions paid her by a mid-twenties craftsman Greg Carpenter who compares Ellen to h MORE...

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Ice Cream Castles in the Air (MF)

Dorothy Kane Liddle (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc.)

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[Siren Allure: Erotic May-December Romance, HFN] Kate Hoffman is ending a year in Germany with her two adult children. She is now faced with living alone, as her children plan to return to the United Sta MORE...

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