Welcome Harper Miller!
Hello everyone and welcome to another Author Interview. Who is in the hot seat today? Well, it's none other than the great Harper Miller! She is so talented and obviously missing a few screws because she agreed to this interview. Oh well, her loss. Look below to find out her real thoughts about cheese and flying.
Oh Harper, Harper, Harper, did you learn nothing from the L.E. Chamberlin interview? You should know that if you don't provide me with a picture of yourself for the interview I will make one for you.
EL: I get irritated at the sun sometimes. When I get like this I turn to it, point my finger and yell, “Hey! Stop following me everywhere I go.” Is there anything that irritates you in this world?
HM: Oh, heck yes. People who use the toilet right next to me in a public restroom when there are TONS of empty stalls available. Do they have potty anxiety? Why go right next to me? Argh! Also, people who don’t say please and thank you. I’m a big fan of manners. Crazy, right?
EL: I have read The Sweetest Taboo, your first book. But I am thinking that my doppelganger that lives somewhere in the world hasn’t read it. Can you explain it to her, but don’t give too much away as she is evil and might use it against us one day.
HM: The Sweetest Taboo is a classic boy meets girl boy falls in love with girl tale. Okay, that’s a lie. It’s a story where two kinky people meet each other at a fetish club, and a D/s relationship ensues. It’s got the perfect mix of romance with a splash of BDSM. No abusive elements that often turn up in BDSM reads. TST is all about two consenting adults enjoying each other.
EL: Some books my doppelganger has read, the two books you have out so far in your Kinky Connect Chronicles: Ironic & Renewed, but I unfortunately have not. Also, the new book you have that just came out. Can you explain them to me so that I may defeat her in the great doppelganger-evil twin conference in April?
HM: LOL, sure. The Kinky Connect Chronicles or KCC, is a series that features different couples. Each of the couples meets via a kink-centric website for singles. The stories detail how the couples meet, and various fetishes are explored. Ironic, book one in the series focuses on a hardworking lawyer named Mimi, who wants to let off some steam after a career-changing win. Book two, Renewed, focuses on Tanya, who discovers her husband has been cheating on her. Book three, Entwined released November 5th. This story focuses on Jake, who is a recent military retiree. The stories have the perfect amount of sexy, raunchy, and believable backstory. They’re satisfying quickies.
EL: When you write do you sit on a chair or bear? Do you eat sausages for inspiration or take hostages? Do you write in your home or surrounded by foam?
HM: Usually on my couch, sometimes a chair, never on a bear. An ottoman maybe, but definitely no bear. Not into meat so, I guess that spells defeat. Beer is always on tap while writing. We all need motivation. And I’d only hold a man against his will if he asked for it. Hey now!
EL: Can you tell me about your current WIP (work in progress)? Will there be a hot guy waiting outside the church at your sister’s wedding, leaning on a Porsche or an Asian guy who is hungover complaining he needs food?
HM: There is a church! Ha! How spot on are you? Well, aside from the Asian guy, the Porsche, and the wedding, you’re totally spot on. I have two projects I’m working on. My next installment in the KCC series is gay erotic romance. It’s my first M/M story, and I’m SO excited. My next full-length novel is a sweet romance. My mother has been bugging me for the longest to write something that she can read. My NaNoWriMo focus is completing that story. The things we do for our parents.
EL: If I were to stop by your place to lay low for a while would you let me crash on your couch or, at least, pay for my hotel stay?
HM: No, LOL. Sorry, I’m honest. I’d help you find a really nice hotel though!
EL: What authors (living or dead) would you love to window shop with? What authors (living or dead) would you love to throw through a window?
HM: I’d love to window shop with the following authors: Dead: Zora Neale Hurston. Living: Zadie Smith. I’m going to plead the fifth on throwing people through a window. LOL, totally a bad PR move.
EL: If you could fly would you swoop down and grab money out of people’s hands while they aren’t looking or just egg them from above?
HM: I’d totally egg the hell out of people who are rude, but that would be animal cruelty. See question 11.
EL: If you could go back in time to be anyone in history, live their lives, maybe even change mistakes you know they made, who would it be?
HM: If I could turn back time… If I could find a way… Gosh, I’ve always wanted to begin a sentence with Cher lyrics. Dick Cheney. I’d totally change everything about that man particularly the shooting his friend in the face incident. How embarrassing.
EL: What other profession, other than writing, have you always wanted to try?
HM: Entertainment correspondent. I was made to talk about pop culture. Probably why it shows up in my books in some form. I can’t help myself.
EL: How do you feel about cheesemakers? Do you believe they are blessed? As in, ‘Blessed are the cheesemakers’. Or do you think that applies to anyone in the dairy industry?
HM: Vegan here, dairy is the devil.
EL: Last question. Every author knows how important their fans are. If you walked into a room full of your fans are you more likely to do a Woody Allen impression, a Christopher Walken impression or would you go full blown Paula Deen?
HM: Uh, none of the above. LOL, I want to keep my fans, but I’m partial to the New Kids on the Block “Oh oh oh oh” move. You know the one I’m talking about. I could also attempt a badass Moonwalk. It might be an epic fail but at least I tried.
Harper Miller is a thirty-something native New Yorker. She's traveled the world and lived in a variety of places but always finds her way back to the Big Apple.
A lackluster love life leaves time to explore new interests, for Harper it is writing. The Sweetest Taboo: An Unconventional Romance is her debut novel. In her mind, the perfect Alpha male possesses intellect, humor, and a kinky streak that rivals the size of California.
When she isn't writing, Harper utilizes her graduate degree in the field of medical research. She enjoys fitness-related activities, drinking copious amounts of wine and going on bad dates.