Marion Kruger

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Marion Kruger is an erotic romance and ménage author. She has been writing since she was a teenager. Her first novel, Peer Review, was published by Siren -BookStrand in December 2016.

In her day job as a librarian at one of Australia's cultural institutions, she enjoys making a contribution to her national heritage. She also finds it gives her plenty of time to think about her writing.

Outside of work, Marion enjoys having a few quiet drinks with friends, writing fan fiction and roleplay, and experimenting with makeup and cooking. She also sings in her local LGBT choir.

She lives with her husband, Craig, and their fur baby, a handsome tuxedo cat named Oscar.

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Q: Who are your favorite authors?

A: I was a big reader from childhood into early adulthood. I don’t have much time to read now! I’ve always loved books with strong female characters and a romantic/erotic element. My favourite author is Jacqueline Carey, who wrote the Kushiel’s Legacy series. The heroine in that is a bisexual, masochistic, sacred prostitute–spy who I obviously could identify with strongly! I also enjoy clever books, such as Douglas Adams’s Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series.

Q: When did you know you wanted to be an author?

A: I’ve always been bookish, but I started writing fan fiction when I was fourteen and since then toyed with the idea of writing seriously. When I was twenty-one I had my first novel idea while travelling to England, and a complex map of relationships to go with it. Although I never got around to writing it, I still have all my notes, and one day it may come together! Peer Review came about when I decided that in 2016 I would write and publish my first novel. And setting that goal drove me to achieve it!

Q: Where’s the strangest place you’ve ever written a story?

A: Probably the one I mentioned above, on a flight from Sydney to Singapore with a lady beside me trying to chat! Generally, I find travelling or a change of scene unblocks my creativity.

Q: Where do you get your ideas?

A: A lot of my characters draw inspiration from TV or movies I watch, but I’m always careful to make them my own. Often, I get the ideas for how I want a book to end before anything else, and it’s about getting the characters to that point in a way that’s logical and believable. And as I write, I find the plot and the peculiarities of the characters reveal themselves.

Q: Where/when/how do you write?

A: When I get an idea, I usually try to start writing over the holidays so I can get a good percentage of the first draft done in one hit. Then I write whenever and wherever I can—for example, I take my laptop in to work and write over my lunch break, or in the middle of the night when I can’t sleep. Even if you only manage to find time for 1,000 words per day, it all adds up!

Q: When starting a new story how do you plan it? On paper, flashcards, or computer? Do you make playlists?

A: I’m actually a terrible planner. I use the Scrivener software to write, so usually when I have an idea for a scene, I’ll create a placeholder for it there (though more often than not, I’ll draft the scene right away while I’m feeling inspired.) I do create playlists, though—lots of them—for each relationship dynamic and the book in general. I usually listen to those at work or in transit to try and brainstorm ideas for my next writing session.

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