Why did I write my latest book, SEX, LIES, & THE SPACETIME PINCH? If I let you in on my original title, “Hug a Tree,” it might give you a clue. When that phrase was first bandied about, it stuck in my mind. One of the concerns high on my list is protecting our environment, and I was pleased to find places where I could inveigle that idea into my story.
Also cooking on a back burner was a comment made by a
psychologist friend. He believed that the majority of ills leading to
aggression and wars came about through sexual guilt. I pondered that
notion for some time and one night, when I couldn’t fall asleep and
passed the time dreaming up plots, the two ideas came together. What if a
fantastic planet existed where sex in all its various forms, and as
thrilling as sex can be, was available for everyone, totally without
And what if this “paradise” was threatened?
more important element: I wanted romance––and a happy ending. All the
major plot points danced in my head as I dreamed up a feisty heroine, an
alpha male handsome hero, and a trip to outer space (loved adding a
smidgen of science fiction, with its allure of danger and wild
imagination). One love story didn’t seem enough; I needed different
personalities reacting to my guilt-free-sex planet, so three other
couples were added in lesser roles.
There you have it. Utopian
erotica. A brand new settlement and a brand new lifestyle. And did I
mention robots? Every good story has some comic relief (ask
I hope you’ll have as much titillating fun reading SEX, LIES, & THE SPACETIME PINCH as I had writing it.