Continuing our Fourplay Fetish Feature on the gang at Wordwooze Publishing, Ralph Greco Jr. has stopped by to chat with us.
♥ Thank you so much for taking the time to join us - we are so very delighted to have you! For those readers who have yet to encounter your work, can you give us a brief introduction?
♥ If it’s not too personal of a question, where does lifestyle experience end and vicarious fantasy begin within your fiction?
I sniff glue constantly….just joking. I don’t know what percentage of what I write is from things I have experienced, things I have fantasized about and things I wish I could try. As with all writers, it’s probably a mix of all three almost all of the time.
♥ On that note, is there a personal fetish or a fantasy that you have yet to explore in your fiction?
Flawed animals that we are we don’t ever get it right, we can never say what we want to say in the most perfect way, but it is the trying that makes it all worthwhile, I feel. In my case with the erotica I go back to the same well trying to describe (to get right) the feelings of the motivations of characters who engage in certain acts, what they are feeling and why. So it is less for me what I have yet to get into as it is me trying to get right what I go to over and over again.
♥ You have been published for a couple of years now, with several stories available. What was it that prompted you to begin writing?
I have written since I was a little kid, making up stories about spaceships and monsters. My mom actually still has these books where I would draw the pictures and write in dialogue, from when I was like six or seven. Erotica writing for me specifically began when I penned 800# phone sex scrips for a husband and wife team running a pre-recorded phone sex line back in the 80’s.
♥ With reader reviews so crucial to generating exposure, what are some of the weirdest or most wonderful reactions you’ve had from readers?
The best comments are usually when somebody reacts to how truthful the writing seems, that’s what touches me the most. If I can get something accurate enough that someone else reacts to the validity of it, even if it isn’t their specific experience, then I know I have done my job.
♥ Having explored the realm of self-publishing, what attracted you to the shelves of Wordwooze Publishing?
I knew Jim from Wordwooze from another publisher, so I knew his character and what he stood for. He was also open to laying out a plan with me, discussing my books at length, how he’d market them and he is very proactive in this regard. He was also the first person to approach me about making my catalogue into audiobooks, which I love.
♥ Finally, looking towards a brighter, more fantastic 2017, what can readers look forward to seeing from you next?
Just more stories, maybe a few stand-alone novels, though that’s a Herculean challenge I am not sure my dull organ of a brain can handle. My buddy and fellow Wordwooze author M. Christian and I will continue to teach our erotic writing classes across the U.S. and I guess I will just keep at it.
♥ Thanks again for taking the time to join us.