While browsing bookstore shelves as a teenager, Lo discovered the erotic writings of Anaïs Nin and A.N. Roquelaure. Certain her mother would not approve, Lo smuggled the books home and squirreled them away in the most likely of places: under her bed. Late at night, she delved into the sensual worlds both writers created.
As a co-ed studying biochemistry and genetics at Texas A&M University, Lo dabbled in creating naughty tales to entertain her friends. Study for a midterm or pen a deliciously dirty story to delight her small band of fans? Not surprisingly, Lo is now on an extended sabbatical from college.
Luckily, Lo stumbled onto the world of erotic romance publishers. She realized there were other readers and writers who loved and craved breathtaking romance with the spiciest of love scenes. She took a chance and submitted her first novella. The rest is history.
Lo lives in Texas with her husband, daughter and big blubbering Great Dane with mommy issues.
Q. How did you become a writer, decide to write?
A. I started writing as a way to escape the boredom of my science-heavy college course load. I'd gone into biochemistry and genetics thinking that would be a good career path but I quickly realized I really, really just wanted to write. So I did!
Q. Why erotic romance and erotica?
A. I've always been drawn to sexy, steamy tales. There's something wickedly freeing about giving in to darker fantasies and letting my id run wild while I write.
Q. What's a typical writing day like?
A. I'm a work at home mom so my writing schedule is built around my toddler's day. Mornings are typically spent doing household type things plus trips to gymnastics or music class or playdates. We do a lot of learning type activities in the afternoon. Most of my writing is accomplished during the 3 hour afternoon nap and the hour or two or three I'm able to stay awake after my munchkin finally goes down for the night.
Q. Are you a plotter or panster?
A. It depends. If I'm working on a series or a complicated suspense or mystery, I do a bit of plotting and outlining so I can keep track of important details. I prefer writing by the seat of my pants though.
Q. Any advice for aspiring authors?
A. Submit! You can't sell unless you put your work out there. Join a local writer's group or seek out some online cohorts via places like Romance Divas or Absolute Write. Make use of sites like Preditors and Editors to weed out the scamsters. And keep writing! The best way to get over the sting of a rejection is to have another book in the wings.
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