Changes to the Home Page: New Blog!

One of the goals I have for 2013 is to post more personal blog postings about my writing, ideas, thoughs, what’s happening with me and how I feel about current events. In other words, I want to create more of a Blog via the Home Page. Not to worry, I plan to continue posting reviews of novels published by other writers which will now appear in the page, “Reviews of Novels I’ve Read.

So, join me as I venture into new territory, open up more than I have in the past of my personal life, discussions of published stories/novellas/novels, what current project(s) I am working on, what makes me tick, what motives me, and what makes me laugh, happy, sad or cry…

I hope you’ll join me as I look to make 2013 the best ever!

Jon Michaelsen

And hopefully, meet new people

The Next Big Thing Blog Hop – Guest Blogger, David Sullivan

The Next Big Thing Blog Hop
Guest Blogger: David Sullivan

This week, I welcome author David Sullivan, a long-time friend and beta-reader for me. I tagged him a couple weeks ago, so he’s graciously offered to participate in The Next Big Thing Blog Hop via my blog!

These are David’s answers to the Blog Hop questions:

What is the working title of your book?

Defending Domestic Discipline

Where did the idea come from for the book?

Many people into kink, or ‘beyond vanilla’ sexual conduct, suffer from a bit of guilt for their interests. In conversation with authors and publishers on the subject of domestic discipline (DD), many authors write in the past where it was more acceptable to spank, paddle and belt errant spouses or others. This is because of domestic discipline being dumped into the vat of abuse we know as domestic violence. I love a challenge and am writing a modern story where DD is publicly exposed (pun intended) as a valid, acceptable, safe & consensual conduct.

What genre does your book fall under?

Contemporary, hetero spanking.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

Leonardo DeCaprio for the male lead; Jennifer Lopez for the female lead.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

High-spirited but oft errant Micki is spanked by her husband, having inherited the duty from Micki’s dad.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

A publisher who’s accepted two other stories is ‘very interested’.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

3 weeks
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

I’m not aware of any others that directly tackle the acceptance of Domestic Discipline in society.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?

I’m inspired by the old concept of denying common issues in society, such as the fact that we all use the toilet, get serious illnesses, and have sex. Further along is the issue of any kink beyond vanilla and gay, lesbian and other issues that society blushes over. I want to talk about the ‘elephant in the room’.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

The main character is a police officer, yet he engages in spanking his wife for misdeeds. There are many stereotypes about police officers, but as a retired officer, people might be interested to realize cops are real people! In this story the main character is arrested for domestic violence due to spanking his wife, and there’s a public trial on the hidden world of Domestic Discipline.

Jon, THANK YOU so much for this opportunity. I’m continually amazed at the energy you have to post and promote! My hat is off to you.
Sincerely,
David

My blog is at:

http://biwriter.wordpress.com/

Stories can be found at:

http://www.loveyoudivine.com/index.php?main_page=index&manufacturers_id=68&zenid=bb70f86486c38726bf76343f65bb870a

and
http://stormynightpublications.com/a-unique-arrangement-by-david-sullivan/