MY INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR B.J. HARDY!
What’s your name and what genre would you consider your books to be?
B.J. Hardy. I write hard erotica, often with a light scifi twist.
Tell me about your book. How did you come up with that (story, angle, idea)?
My first book’s idea came to me from reading about the development of sexbots. I just took it to the next level.
How did you get interested in writing this particular genre (historical novels, mysteries, sci-fi, children & books, etc.)?
I have always been a big fan of sex, and of scifi.
What kind of research did you do for this book?
I looked up what advances were being made along this line, and then just went from there in my mind, as to what might be next.
Can you tell me about your Series?
I’d love to. This is an 8 book series, already fully written, about 8 crazy girls and the apocalypse. Each book is the story of one of the particular girls, with book 5 being about both of the twins. This is a filthy and quite shocking story, I promise. It is also quite different than anything you have ever read. There is quite a bit of sex, no surprise there, but it is an integral part of the story.
Do you have a favorite book out of this series?
Yes. Book 7, Tessa’s Story is my hands down favorite. When you meet her and her Green Berets you’ll see exactly why it is my favorite. I hope that you fall in love with her as I fully did. She is a badass, and yet there is something that will happen which will blow your mind.
Where did you get the inspiration/idea for your series?
I have written an author’s note at the end of the eighth book which will tell that. I have to leave it as a surprise though, because it will astound and shock you to the core.
What kind of research did you do for this book?
This is the culmination of a life time experience, especially the parts about stimulating woman’s G-spot, and A-spot, which was my greatest pleasure in learning and practicing. The mystical parts, as you will see, are also such.
Was it always meant to become a series?
Absolutely. I knew from the very beginning that it was to be about 8 crazy girls, comprising 8 books with 8 chapters each.
What’s a typical working day like for you? When and where do you write? Do you set a daily writing goal?
No, I don’t set daily goals. I love to write, so that is never an issue. I often have to remind myself to take breaks.
Do you have a new book in the making and if so, what’s the name of your upcoming book?
I do have some ideas for the next book after this series, but no working title yet.
How important are character names to you in your books? Is there a special meaning to any of the names?
Names are extremely important. Some of them are from lovers of my past.
Where do your ideas come from?
Deep inside of everyone’s mind there is the place of fantasy dreams, as well as the place of nightmares. These are where I go for my ideas.
Is there a genre that you’ve been wanting to experiment with?
I have experimented before with horror, but my nightmares are pretty fucking dark.
What is the hardest part of writing for you?
Stopping. Sometimes I just go, and go.
What do you think of book trailers? Do you have a trailer or do you intend to create one for your own book?
I love a good minute long trailer, with good music. Yes, I have one experimental one created by my amazing graphic designer, Meghan Rey of Rey of Moonlight Graphics. More are on the way.
What do you consider to be your best accomplishment?
Every time I hit that “publish” button.
What’s the best thing about being an author?
Sharing my fantasies, as well as my nightmares with readers. In other words entertaining them.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Doing a lot more fishing.
Have you always liked to write?
Yes. I actually still have the first story I ever wrote, from early grade school. It was a self-illustrated short kids story titled “The Terrible, Horrible, Very Bad Day”
What writing advice do you have for aspiring authors?
Put it on paper/ your screen. Do it! You will get better. Don’t marry your work.
If you didn’t like writing books, or weren’t any good at it, what would you like to do for a living?
Do you read reviews of your book(s)? Do you respond to them, good or bad? How do you deal with the bad?
Yes I do. I love the poor ones which have actionable criticism.
What is your least favourite part of the writing / publishing process?
I love it all.
What are you working on now?
Finalizing my 8 book series, Eight Crazy Girls.
Can you give us a few tasty morsels from your work-in-progress?
Carra got out of the juvenile detention center on her eighteenth birthday, after serving her full nine month sentence. It would have been longer, but she had not been charged as an adult, so they couldn’t keep her any longer by law. However the system surely would have if they could. There weren’t any family or friends to meet Carra upon her release, as her parents had been so embarrassed of their daughter after all the proceedings that they had written her off. Totally blown her off, and told her to go fuck herself; as that was what she was really good at. They’d actually had told her this. It shouldn’t have come as a surprise to her. She knew that even though they were extremely, and devoutly religious, that they were also quite fake about their faith. It was just for show. Of course Carra hadn’t taken very well to the obedience training of the Bible, as she could smell bullshit a mile away. At least once she was in her teens she rebelled from the silly ways her parents insisted upon, especially once she had a taste of sex. Once Tommy had made her come that first time, there was no going back, fuck no! When her parents found out about what she and her friends had been up to, she was instantly just dead to them. They sure didn’t have the forgiving hearts that they always preached about.
Why did you choose to write in your genre? If you write in more than one, how do you balance them?
I write what interests me. If I am not into the story, then it is dead.
Where did your love of books come from?
Reading of course.
Do you have any favorite authors or favorite books?
Authur C. Clarke.
Of all the characters you have created, which is your favourite and why?
Tessa. She is so complex, and faces such a decision that is staggering.
Does writing energize or exhaust you?
What is your writing Kryptonite?
Lack of sleep.
Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?
I am original. You will not see anything remotely like me out there.
What other authors are you friends with, and how do they help you become a better writer?
There are many.
If you were writing a book about your life, what would the title be?
What question have you always wanted to be asked in an interview? How would you answer that question?
This is my first interview, so I don’t really know.
Where can your fans find you and follow??
Thank you for taking your time to do this interview ❤️
Thank you Amy.