By A. J. Llewellyn
I never ever blog posting excerpts or to brag about me but this one special time I feel I have to let you know I am still reeling over the time I spent with literary icon Victor J. Banis.
I have interviewed tons of authors but I have never been so nervous that my interviewee had to calm me down!
Yes, I, A.J. Llewellyn made a total ASS of myself fawning, drooling, making lame jokes. He was truly very sweet and reassuring. I'm thinking I left a lasting impression of the village idiot one doesn't invite near the punch bowl. Ever.
But still, I managed to ask some half decent questions BEFORE I asked him to marry me.
Oh yes, I did. And I was sober at the time.
What was his response? Well, you'll have to wait until the second part of my interview with him, which runs tomorrow.
I peppered the poor man with so many questions and he answered them all. The good, the bad, the downright flirtatious...and I just had to split the interview over two days. Just so I have more excuses to type the name Victor J. Banis.
What is it about Mr. Banis that has me acting like a nine year old girl and not a man of 37 with a few books of his own out there?
Well, just this. He has huevos! And he can write!
For gay authors the world over and for ALL erotic fiction authors, he led the way with his gay erotic fiction novels.
In 1964, for his 'crime' of writing his first book, he was arrested on Federal charges of conspiracy to distribute offensive material.
The offensive material? His novel The Affairs of Gloria, containing two Female-Female love scenes and the word "damn."
Please read and enjoy this wonderful man's insight into gay fiction, the publishing word today and a killer poodle named Sophie.
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