Friday, June 21, 2013

Chatting with Dead Cow Girl, Mona Darling - Glitter (Book Tour & Giveaway)



Glitter
by Mona Darling

Welcome to BK Walker Books Etc. I'm so happy you could join me today.

BK: Looking out the nearest window, describe the scene you see.
I think it's Arizona. I'm on a plane so it's hard to tell.

BK: Tell us about your office. Is it a mess like mine, or is everything in its place?
It's a disaster. I have "clean off desk" on top of my todo list and have had for several weeks. But still, it's hard to tell that it's a desk.

BK: What is a must-have, such as coffee or a favorite pen, that you need to write?
My trusty macbook air and a quiet moment. Unfortunately I rarely get a quiet moment.

BK: Do you like to write in silence, or do you need music or background noise?
I like a bit of background noise. 

BK: As a writer myself, I'm always curious how other writers get through stumble blocks. When you find a story not flowing, or a character trying to fight you, how do you correct it?
I leave and come back. My brain seems to work on it while I'm cleaning, playing with my son, or a spanking a client, it will come to me. Then I just hope I can get to my computer to work it out. Sometimes that means starting over and saving the scene I had been working on for another story, time or place.

BK: Using the letters of your first name as an acronym, describe your book...
Moving
Observation
Normal
Authentic

BK: How did your writing journey begin? 
When I was 10 and got my first locking diary.

BK: Using the letters from the word, Summer, how would friends and family describe you?
Silly
Unusual
Mostly Harmless
Mothering
Esotaric
Retro

BK: What is the craziest thing you've ever written about, whether it got published or not?
That would probably be my life. I'm dragging out old diaries and letters in preparation of writing about my time as a Dominatrix and am pretty amazed at the crazy things that I've done and forgotten about. 

BK: Tell us one thing you've done in life, that readers would be most surprised to know.
I used to sell tupperware. 

BK: What can we expect from you in the future?
I'm just now accepting submissions for my next anthology which will be stories from women who chose sex work as a career. I want to clear up the misconception that all sex workers have pimps, drug problems and no other options.

This or That...

Coke or Pepsi?
Homemade Drinking Vinegar. 

Night Owl or Early Bird?
Night Owl, although I find myself waking earlier lately as my son is a night owl and likes to sleep in until 9 or 10. Sometimes it's my only free time. But I do miss going on a creative bender and being up until the wee hours.

Fantasy or Mystery?
SciFi!

Pen/Paper or Computer?
Computer

Pizza or Burger?
Salad

Rock or Country?
Rock

Chocolate or Vanilla?
Either with carmel topping

Beach or Mountains?
As long as my family is with me, I'm good.

Thank you so much for having us as one of your stops today. It has been great getting to know more about you and your book, and wish you the best of success!


About The Author:

Mona Darling aka Dead Cow Girl, spent close to twenty years as an A-list professional dominatrix before becoming a D-list mommy blogger. After spending many years traveling the world being told that she is fabulous, she now spends her days being told she doesn’t drive fast enough by her three-year-old son.
Dead Cow Girl was a nickname she received in grade school after a humiliating morning involving a mobile butcher and a school bus. She chose to use that name to reclaim the part of her that spent much of her childhood red-faced with shame, embarrassed for her unique childhood. She also likes it because it is readily available on nearly every social media platform.

She writes, sporadically, about food, sex and toddler-related mayhem at DeadCowGirl.com.


Genre: Women's Studies

Publisher: Darling Propaganda LLC
Release Date: Feb 2013

Book Description:

Glitter is about the female sexual experience, which contrary to what the media would have you believe, is not all bubble baths and chick flicks.

Women are constantly judged as slutty, or uptight, but the reality is somewhere in between those two, and sometimes, nowhere near either. We have secret shames and private desires and we all feel we are the only one.

We are good church-going girls with a fondness for the paddle, PTA moms who hire escorts, feminists who like to bottom in the bedroom, slutty virgins, bi-curious married laddies and women with a past. We are gay, straight, and undecided.

We are all over the map, and we are amazing.



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3 comments:

BK said...

Thank you for stopping in today Mona :)

Teddy Rose said...

I would love to read this book. Why is there such a double standard for women? It's crazy!

Michelle Cornwell-Jordan said...

Wow love your individuality and confidence, I wish you the best on your release:O) Pit Crew