Thursday, August 5, 2010
Interview with Jacqueline Applebee
Jacqueline Applebee reached out and grabbed my attention with her flirty story in Frenzy called Black Satin Slip. She has a precise way with her words that draws readers directly into the scene she's describing. In Alison's Wonderland she has a bit of naughty fun by turning the classic Cinderella story on its head.
1) Which fairy tale character would you most like to do and why?
I would like to have some fun with Rapunzel. I’m sure I could find some ingenious uses for all her long locks… I’m a fan of restraint, and I’ll use whatever I’ve got at hand, including some lovely long hair!
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’d probably be naked, either that or in my flame, tie-dye dress. Both are equally dramatic.
3) What would you wish for?
My first wish would be for world peace, just so I don’t feel guilty when I wish for Iron Man to appear, carrying a jar of peanut butter…
4) Do you own fairy wings? A little red riding hood? Glass slippers? If yes, please describe. Or send photos!
I did try to buy a Wand but it didn’t work out. Actually I tried to buy a Violet Wand, but they were a little expensive!
5) What question would you most like to ask another author in the line-up?
A question for A.D.R Forte: What’s your favourite Werewolf book or film? Are you an old school, Wolfman? Or do you prefer a Twilight incarnation?
6) What would you like to tell readers about your story in Alison’s Wonderland?
I would like to tell everyone that cross-dressing isn’t just for the boys. I’ve had more attentions (and action!) whilst dressed in drag as a man than at any other time. Sure it’s a little scary to let someone see another side of you, but it can be a truly liberating thing.
7) What fairy tale would you love to tackle in the future?
I’d love to look at the Ostera myth about a bird who transforms into a rabbit (the Easter bunny) but gets a chance to lay eggs just once a year, so she never forgets her true self. I seem to be big into transformation!
Jacqueline Applebee (www.writing-in-shadows.co.uk) is a black, British, bisexual woman who breaks down barriers with smut. She has written Erotic Brits, an anthology that shows that stiff upper lips aren’t the only things getting hard in the U.K.
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