Book Interview on January 2011
DH, thanks a lot for taking the time out to answer our questions on MEANT FOR EACH OTHER!
Q: Please tell us what inspired you to write MEANT FOR EACH OTHER?
Hmm. You know. I'm not really sure. I grew up in Newton, Massachusetts and have lived in NYC for a quarter of my life. I've been openly gay for over half my life and have been in a few relationships, some of which ended like Jeremy and Andrew and others which ended like Craig and Robert. While writing WRESTLING WITH DESIRE, restricted in the sex scenes I could write since it is a young adult novel, I began playing out different stories in my mind that I could write for an adult audience in the erotic romance genre. Craig and Jeremy kept surfacing in my mind. The idea of kids figuring out they loved each other, then separating and reconnecting years later was appealing to me. So when I began writing MEANT FOR EACH OTHER, I had already been thinking about what their lives were like and what issues they would face.
Q: What insight can you share about Craig and Jeremy so that we could understand them better and sympathize with them?
Craig and Jeremy are both artistic and humane. That's what makes each of them tick. Craig's work is to design images that represent the visions of his clients. It's not about making money for him. He loves the work and his reward comes from the satisfaction of his clients. He's about love and connection, and the further Robert drifts from the man he first met...
DH is giving away 3 copies each of MEANT FOR EACH OTHER and WRESTLING WITH DESIRE!
Mechanics of the contest:
You can do either or both of the following to enter the drawing:
1. Write a comment or question to DH in the comment box on the review site (3 chances to win) from now to January 31;
2. Check out our contest page for the contest of the above books from January 14 onwards to enter your email address (1 chance to win).
The winner will be announced in the comment box on February 3.