Meet Pascal Scott July 16, 2017 – Posted in: BDSM, f/f, lesbian, Pascal Scott, thriller – Tags: , , , ,

Our newest author to the Blackout Books family is Pascal Scott. Let’s take a few minutes to meet her.

How did you get into writing?

I grew up in foster care in Los Angeles, CA and always felt different from other children and like an outsider. When I was in elementary school, a teacher read a short story aloud that I had written, and I became aware that the class was absorbed by the narrative. At that moment I realized I had a way out of my circumstances, that I could write and writing would be my ticket. And, in fact, it was.

Who are your influencers?

Mostly poets from my early training. I was influenced by the Fresno school of poetry back in the 1970s (Philip Levine’s group, he went on to win the Pulitzer Prize) because I studied with Glover Davis at San Diego State University and Davis was a student of Levine. Davis was my mentor when I was very young. I also studied with Susan Griffin at San Francisco State University, and she helped me develop a feminist approach to poetry that was lacking before that. Pablo Neruda, Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Rainer Rilke, Arthur Rimbaud, Charles Baudelaire, some of my favorite poets. With fiction it was James Baldwin, J.D. Salinger, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Carson McCullers, and Flannery O’Connor. Today I mostly pleasure-read thrillers.

What types of books do you write?

Erotic mysteries with a dark theme.

What inspirations do you have writing?

My life experiences are the main source of my inspiration. You can’t make up the things that happen to you in life. Life really is stranger than fiction.

Do you have a favorite location to write?

I have a big glass desk at a window with a view of downtown Atlanta.

Do you write to music and if so, to what?

Classical. I’m currently big on string quartets.

Are you a foodie?

No. One of the few writers who is not a foodie!

Do you have any pets?

No, unfortunately, I’m allergic to all things that walk and grow upon the earth except scent-free humans.

What advice would you give to other authors?

Read everything but especially the classics. Study. Get a mentor. Get into the best writing program you can. Savor poetry because you’ll learn to appreciate words. Respect the English language. Don’t waste your time listening to people who want you to fail. Write because it’s the most satisfying thing you can do, and you can’t imagine a life without writing.

What do you hope to achieve in your writing in five years?

I want to continue to explore issues that puzzle or trouble me. Writing is cathartic. 

FUN QUESTIONS

What is your favorite color?

Red

Leather or lace?

Oh my favorite! Leather for me, lace on her.

Twizzlers or chocolate?

Neither.

Mountains or the ocean?

Ocean.

Metal or classical music?

Ye Gods, classical, of course.

If you were on a deserted island, what is the one thing you’d bring?

Water.

On this deserted island, who is the one person you’d like to be with?

My girlfriend.

Wine or beer?

Coffee. I’m clean and sober for I forget how many decades.

Do you fit your zodiac sign – yes/no  why/why not?

Taurus, yes, stubborn, sometimes bull-headed, passionate, appreciative of the finer things in life, a strong aesthetic sense.

HARD LIMITS

Coming Tuesday, July 18th

When Mistress Sinestra, a high-profile Lesbian Lifestyle Dominant, goes missing one night after visiting a private BDSM club in Atlanta, Hemphill County Sheriff Wynonna Fletcher takes up the case. The first person she suspects is her ex-lover Brett Wolfe, lesbian novelist and Old Guard Leather Dom. Complications arise as the lives of the suspects and perpetrators intersect in this edgy novel that takes you inside the world of kinky consensual sex and power exchange dynamics.

Torture, punishment, kidnapping, blackmail, and murder are all uncovered as Deputy Sheriff Fletcher attempts to answer the question on everyone’s lips. What happened to Mistress Sinestra?