Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Interview with Barbara Sheridan

Author Barbara Sheridan was kind enough to do an interview with The Dancing Dove this week!

The Dancing Dove: Do you have a favorite book? (Of those you’ve written.) If so, why is it your favorite?
Barbara Sheridan: I think it would have to be Silk & Poison which I co-wrote with Anne Cain. The characters Shu & Toshiro are two of my favorite and their fictional universe spawned many other books and characters.

TDD: I noticed you’ve co-written a lot of books. Do you prefer to co-write or write solo?
BS: Co-writing is a lot of fun in the same way that reading is fun because you’re not quite sure what will happen next and where the other writee will take certain scenes or characters.

TDD: What made you start writing M/M fiction?
BS: I think I have to “blame it” on Anne Rice. I so loved Louis and Lestat back when I read Interview With the Vampire when it first came out and I hated that she let them drift apart.

TDD: How often do you write?
BS: I try to daily, but for the past few weeks I haven’t written a word. Just not been feeling the fictional love.

TDD: Is writing your full time job or do you have another occupation?
BS: Writing is it for the present. My last regular paycheck job was in retail. I was downsized.

TDD: Is there a certain place you like to write? The beach, the library, a comfy spot on the couch?
BS: My “office” also known as a corner of the diningroom.

TDD: What's your least favorite part of the writing process?
BS: Knowing that something in a book is “off” but not quite knowing how to fix it.

TDD: Do you have any works-in-progress you'd like to tell the readers about?
BS: Aleksandr Voinov and I have started a third book in our espionage series with Dreamspinner Press. I’m trying to work out a few research things for a book that ties in to the Beautiful C*cksucker books with Noble Romance.

TDD: Do you have anything else you'd like to tell the readers? (Contact info, upcoming books, exclusive website content, etc.)
BS: On the solo front I have an historical western novella coming From Dreamspinner on June 30th It’s called MOST WANTED and Aleks and I have two things upcoming RISKY MANEUVERS from Loose Id on July 6 and we should soon be editing FIRST BLOOD book two in our spy series with Dreamspinner.

Readers can find out more on the above at my website. There's also some exclusive web content tied into the books I co-wrote with Anne Cain at our Dragon’s Disciple site.

Thank you for joining me, Barbara! I wish you the best of luck with your books.

You can purchase Beautiful C*cksucker II - Such a Good Boy, Blood Brothers, and Clean Slate at Amazon.com


  1. Thanks for a great interview Barbara.

    I think it's incredible how you co-write a book...I mean as fun as a collaboration must be...it must be hard at times to decide on the direction of a story. What do you do in a situation like that?

    I'm eager to check out your upcoming releases.


  2. @Anna

    I've actually been in lucky in that the folks I've co-written with (Anne Cain & most recently Aleksandr Voinov) sometimes think along the same lines I do and we all tend to let the characters guide the story if need be.

  3. Hi Barb
    I've already read a fair bit of "Risky Maneuvers" (the joys of being a beta reader!) and am really looking forward to the finished product.
    I haven't seen anything of the follow up to "Clean Slate" but looking forward to reading more about Chris.
    I was inspired by the chat and excerpt on Beth Wylde's group the other day, so finally got around to buying "Beautiful C*cksucker". Such a great title. I'm really looking forward to reading it. Love the cover.

  4. @Alison
    Thanks for stopping by, Chris's story is a lot of fun and I hope you enjoy BC's Inspector Nabeshima. He's one of my favorite characters.

  5. Hi, Barbara.

    I enjoyed the interview and I absolutely love your works and can't wait to read more.

    Being a yaoi lover, myself, I love how your books have the "yaoi flavor."

    Tracey D

  6. @Tracey

    I like having that "yaoi flavor" show itself.