Friday, July 16, 2010

An interview with Heidi Champa

Heidi Champa plays along. What do I mean? For nearly two years, when I toss out a challenge, Heidi comes through. She's shared her sticker collection, her notes, her tattoos, and more. She's participated in many of my short-short challenges—delighting people with her winning words. Now, she's answering my queries about her story in Alison's Wonderland:

1) Which fairy tale character would you most like to do and why?

-I'd like to have a go with each of The Four Skillful Brothers.

2) If your fairy godmother or fairy godfather (I’m an equal opportunity fairy employer) waved a magic wand over your head and granted you three wishes, what would you be wearing during your wishing?

-I'm not sure. I feel like wishing is kind of a big deal, so I'd want to look good. But, at the same time, if I need to be dressed in preparation for my wishes taking effect, I might want something a little more practical and less flashy. In the end, I'd probably be wearing the same thing I always do: jeans and a t-shirt. Maybe I should wish for some fashion sense!

3) What would you wish for?

-Despite my last answer, I'm not going to wish for better clothes. No, I have but one wish, to be transported quickly and painlessly to the land Down Under, Australia. After that, I'm golden.

4) Do you own fairy wings? A little red riding hood? Glass slippers? If yes, please describe. Or send photos!

-No fairy wings. I do own a burgundy hoodie, but I'm not sure that counts. I have countless shoes, but none of them are slipper-like. The closest thing to fairy tale wear I own is a blue fur wrap that I keep for special occasions, like meeting the prince or late night flights to Never Never Land.

5) What question would you most like to ask another author in the line-up?

-It's not a question, but I would just like to tell Erica DeQuaya that I think her story title is aces!! Absolutely Aces!!

6) What would you like to tell readers about your story in Alison’s Wonderland?

-My story, "After the Happily Ever After," is all about what happens after a fairy tale heroine marries her handsome prince, the carriage turns back into a pumpkin and the princess finally meets the prince's handsome younger brother.

7) What fairy tale would you love to tackle in the future?

-Hmmm, there are so many to chose from. I think I'd like to do a revamp of the Emperor's New Clothes. So many possibilites.

Heidi Champa always thought she was too cynical for fairy tales, but there is just something about a man on a white horse that drives her crazy. She has been published in numerous anthologies including Best Women’s Erotica 2010, Playing With Fire, Frenzy and Ultimate Curves. If you prefer your erotica in electronic form, she can be found at Clean Sheets, Ravenous Romance, Oysters and Chocolate and The Erotic Woman. Her first novella, White Out, is slated to be published by Amber Allure in August. Find out more on, where she tells tales, spins yarns and rubs every lamp she walks past, on the off chance there is a hot genie inside who wants nothing more than to grant her some wishes.

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