Thursday, February 16, 2012

Thankful Thursday: Beverly Diehl


While I get a bit squeamish about romance (see my Valentine's post), I'm grateful writer Beverly Diehl at Writing in the Flow is not. She writes erotica and romance.

I may be a little "oh my" when thinking about reading erotic romance, but I'm never that way about reading Beverly's blog.

When I read 10 Questions answered by Erotic Author Roni Loren, I was shocked to read No. 5 and the link to what happened to erotic romance author Judy Mays. Here's another post by Beverly on The Outing of Author Judy Mays. Parents were upset an erotic romance author was in their children's classroom. Think about the books you read — do you believe the author "lived" the fiction he or she wrote? If readers don't apply that logic to Stephen King, etc., why would they do this to an erotic romance writer?

Some posts I have enjoyed:

She explains her blog's name in Why Writing in the Flow? She shares her writing path and writing credits on her about me page. 


I like Beverly's blog, because it makes me think about writing issues and about life as a woman, wife and mother in new ways. Plus, Beverly is super nice. I've emailed her before with Blogger questions and she's helped me. Thanks to her I have those fancy follow buttons and am participating in the Blogging A to Z Challenge in April.

Now, I'm going to write about a talking tumbleweed. Please don't judge me like people do erotic romance writers, just let me talk to the tumbleweed. I promise I'm okay.




I also wanted to thank Susanne Drazic at Putting Words Down on Paper for giving me The Versatile Blogger Award. She's a 2011 NaNoWriMo winner and will participate in the A to Z Challenge in April. Thanks bunches Susanne for the award.

15 comments:

  1. Thanks, Stacey. I read the Why I Like my Facebook Fanpage... and 10 Questions answered by.... both great reads. Like you, #5 shocks me no end. And congrats for your Versatile Blogger Award.

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  2. You make a good point with, "do you believe the author 'lived' the fiction he or she wrote?" If that were the case, I would worry about us all! No, I don't believe that King ever encountered a vampire or a car with a personality and regerative abilities! I will check out Beverly's blog. Thanks for the tip!

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    1. True. Karen. Since we all make things up, we don't have to worry about one another.

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  3. I often wonder that about prejudice towards authors. Stephen King is a fine example. She sounds really awesome Stacy, thanks for introducing her blog. I was going to say your buttons look great! I always spent way too long trying to get those things on. I'll have to ask you nicely one day :)

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  4. Catherine, I'll send you an email to the site. I think I hear kiddo waking up to the serenade of earth moving equipment on my street. So it will be later ...

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  5. Stacy, I loved the links you shared to Beverly's blog posts. It's sad when people judge an author by what they write, not who they are. Sheesh.

    Congrats on the blogger award. Now, I'll let you get back to talking to your tumbleweed ... no judging you. :)

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  6. Great links, Stacy. Thanks! And there goes my thoughts of writing an erotic thriller... I was thinking, "hey, what awesome research!" ;) Kidding, about the reconsidering part. LOL

    You're awesome, Stacy. I always dig your 'thankful' posts.

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  7. August, I read a post this morning that said we truly don't laugh out loud enough. Today, you made me - "kidding, about the reconsidering part." :)

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  8. So, do you live the life of a tumbleweed? :)

    ~Debbie

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  9. No judgment here either, but I can understand why someone might wonder--seeing as most everyone has probably experienced some sort of romance in their life. Much easier to separate King's life from his writing since the topics in his books--horror, supernatural, psycho killers are not a normal segment of most people's lives.
    I know I wondered after I read Roni's book, but again no judgment.
    Who knows what thoughts tumbleweeds might conjure?
    Hope your weekend is fantastic Stacy!

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    1. Coleen, I see your point about King. I have Roni's in my TBR pile. I don't know why I haven't read it, because the sample I read made me want to read it all. My 2009 NaNoWriMo disaster's main character was a stripper. I was so fond of that character. One day, I'll finish it. You have a great weekend too!

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  10. Thank you for sharing Beverly's blog. I just became a follower. It's important to branch our writing education out into other areas, and what could be further away from kidlit than erotic romance - LOL!

    I find it seriously disturbing what happened to Judy Mays, and you raise some important questions when you ask - why do we assume fiction is autobiographical when it's erotica and not when it's horror? (or written by a man).

    And, I busted out laughing in the interview when she talks about writing erotica with Barney in the background. Too funny! Great post!

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