The Novel Approach is thrilled to be playing host to author K.Lynn today, a contributor in Storm Moon Press’ new anthology Gay & Lesbian Coffee Break Quickies. Thanks so much for being here with us today, K. Let’s get right down to business.
Tell us a little about yourself.
I’ve been an avid reader and writer since childhood, spending more time at the library than anywhere else. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t coming up with new character adventures, from writing plays and short stories to venturing into novellas and novels.
In college, I increased my involvement in LGBT issues and began writing within the LGBT fiction genre. Most of my work features LGBT characters prominently, many of whom are in established relationships and show how love perseveres through every trial and tribulation that life holds.
I’m also a life-long learner, holding degrees and certificates in the areas of American History, Religion, Creative Writing, Public Health, and Journalism, as well as being a member of Mensa. To me, life is an ongoing adventure, and I seek to learn something new every day.
Storm Moon Press’ Gay & Lesbian Coffee Break Quickies anthology just released April 12th. What is the name of your short story contribution, and what is it about?
My story is called “Personal Assistance” and it’s about Tom, the overworked personal assistant of Mr. Neal Thompson. Tom’s coworkers often pity him for having to work for such a difficult boss, but what they don’t know is that the job also has a few perks and everything is not what it seems.
As an aside, April 12th is also my birthday, so it’s a nice present to have an anthology release on this day!
What theme in your erotic short sets it apart from the rest? Is there something special you put into it that readers should look forward to?
I think a theme that is evident in this story, as well as many of my stories, is that I deal more with established relationships than first times. I like the draw of having two people who have already gone through awkwardness of meeting and getting to know one another. Now they’re set, committed to one another, and trying to make it work for the long-term. In this particular story, there’s also the element of office power dynamics and thriving for equality in the relationship both at work and at home.
Do you have your own coffee break fantasy from a menial job? What about that secret flame for a co-worker? Any work-related tidbits from your life you can share in celebration of your book release?
Ah, if only my company were bigger, this would be relevant. Instead, I have to fantasize about imaginary companies and their employees to live out the dream. I can tell you one thing: at no point in my career has an under-the-desk blowjob taken place… that I know of.
What’s television show comes up most at your water cooler conversations?
My office is so small that we don’t really engage in “water cooler conversations”. It’s sad, but at least I have the Internet to fulfill my fannish needs. And what’s at the top of my list? Supernatural of course! I love those Winchester boys.
Where can readers find you?
If you want to find out the latest about my releases, my works-in-progress, etc. then you can stop by my website WriterKLynn.com. I’m also on Twitter @writerklynn (though my alter ego is more active). I’m always up for engaging in conversations, so drop me a tweet or an email.
Thanks for stopping by!
Gay & Lesbian Coffee Break Quickies – Now available from Storm Moon Press for $3.99 (ebook)
Ah, the allure of the office romance. The sly smiles across the room as you wonder if anyone else knows. The danger of being caught by the boss. The thrill of those stolen moments in the copy room or supply closet. It’s this feeling that we’ve condensed, distilled, and captured in the short shorts of Gay & Lesbian Coffee Break Quickies. We’ve compiled thirteen brief tales of men and women getting it on with a co-worker or a boss in a steamy office romance.
Some of them are established and have been sneaking around the office for some time, like Lori Hunt and her P.A. Ms. Lovell in She’s the Boss or Tom and Neal in Personal Assistance. Others, like The New Guy‘s Greg and Eli or the awkwardly-named Rebecca A. and Rebecca B. from Tele-Romance are just beginning to experience the allure that can come from keeping the secret. Nor are such trysts confined to the office itself, spilling out into stairwells, copy rooms, gyms, and even computer server rooms. Whatever the case, though, they’re sure to arouse your imagination, and maybe even leave you looking at your own co-workers a little bit… differently.
Gay & Lesbian Coffee Break Quickies includes:
Skype Wars by Rob Rosen
Hands On by K. Piet
One Week by L. Alonso Corona
Working Lunch by Ann Anderson
Personal Assistance by K. Lynn
She’s the Boss by Angel Propps
The New Guy by John Amory
Stair Walking by Harper Bliss
1-800-BOREDOM by Raven de Hart
Fair Play by Anna Hedley
His Nonexistent Coffee Break by Lor Rose
Tele-Romance by Erik Moore
Three Strikes by Piper Vaughn
Thanks so much for taking the time to be here with us today, K. It was a pleasure having you. :)