Amanda Kay

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My name is Amanda.  I am 32 years old and a very proud plus size woman. I have two babies of the furry feline variety. A tuxedo cat named Spaz and an orange tabby named Snicker. They are my boys. I have a great family and wonderful friends. I have a great day job as a certified Occupational Therapy Assistant and I work for the United States Army.

I am an avid reader and more specifically an avid reader of erotica.  I like to tell people that I have been reading it long before it became mainstream.  There is a lot of stress that comes with being a therapist for the army and I started writing as a way to help me work out some of that stress.  It started as just a bunch of little ideas or fantasies really and then one of them caught my fancy.  It just seemed to grow from there and took off.  I like writing and the challenges it presents. I want to add to the blessings of my life.

My email address is: [email protected]

I look forward to hearing from y’all!

Q: Where are you from?

A: I am originally from south Arkansas.  I was born and raised in the country and I loved every minute of it. I moved from Arkansas to central Texas when I was 28.  I’ve been a proud Texas resident for 5 years now.  However, I’m still an Arkansas girl at heart.

Q: What did you do before you wrote your book?

A: I am a COTA or a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant.  I have been in this field for ten years now. I worked the first five years of my career in nursing homes.  The nursing home population is my first love.  Those little old women and little old men are something special.  The past five years I’ve been working with soldiers and I love it too.  I found my job through a flier in the mail.  The war was in full swing and I wanted to do something to help.  I figured since I wasn’t doing any of the actual fighting then I could help the injured soldiers when they got back home.  I have met some wonderful men and women while working with the soldiers and I only hope that what I do is able to help them.

Q: Where did you get the inspiration for your book?

A: I love to read just about all kinds of erotica.  I do enjoy reading about BDSM and dominance/submission but as a single independent woman it sometimes bothered me.  I especially get irritated at how plus size heroines are portrayed.  I am a plus size woman as well and it just irked my nerves at how some authors always seemed to portray larger women. They always seemed to make them spineless and overly insecure about their figures.  I wanted to write about a plus size woman who was strong, confident, and comfortable in her own skin. 

Q: Are any of the characters based on real people?

A: I would say yes and no. Since this book was my first, I figured it was important to stick close to what I know.  I mirrored a lot of the characters after people in my life but none of them are exactly like people I know.  I also incorporated a lot of how I interact with friends and family into this book.  My sisters and one of my best friends are very sarcastic in real life and I love that about them.  I tried to convey that interaction and that love of witty banter in my book. 

Q: What do you want people to feel when they read your book?

A: I want them to feel everything.  Some of my favorite books are ones that took me through a gambit of emotions.  I love a book that will piss me off before making me cry and then hurl me into side bursting laughter.  I especially love to laugh when I read. I want people who read my book to get angry, cry, laugh, and everything in between.  I want them to go on the emotional rollercoaster with my characters.

Q: What is your favorite part of the book?

A: I think my favorite part would have to be when Penelope takes Trent out to her parent’s house.  She takes this big city boy and puts him out in the middle of the country with a bunch of hicks.  I loved how the Hero gets to see what a loving caring family is like. The Hero is an only child who lost his parents very young in life.  He was taken in by his grandparents, who didn’t really pay him much attention, and his nanny pretty much raised him.  I enjoyed showing him what a loving family could look like.  I have a strong love of family and simple country life.  I loved writing that part of the story because it made me feel like I was home. 

Q: What way your favorite sex scene?

A: This entire story was written around one particular sex scene.  I had read a book where the Hero wouldn’t let the heroine have her orgasm.  He got his but she couldn’t have hers.  That just irked the hell out of me.  I came up with this scene in my head where the tables were turned.  In my story, the Hero punishes Penelope for something she has done by withholding her orgasm.  My favorite sex scene was when she pays him back for that.  When I was writing it I wanted to pump my fists in the air and scream yes! It was almost like getting the perfect revenge.  I loved it! Hopefully everyone else will like it too.

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