Tuesday, 27 October 2015

WRITER SPOTLIGHT & INTERVIEW - Marcus Monroe







Welcome Marcus Monroe to Novels In Heels.  It is a pleasure to be interviewing you today.

As you may or may not know, Marcus writes beautiful words, scenes and poetry on his Facebook page.  My research tells me that Marcus has not published a novel as yet, but rather he gives his words freely on his social media sites.  Today, we will delve a little deeper into the mind of Mr. Monroe and why he does what he does – write that is.

Let’s start with some easy questions.

Name:  Marcus Monroe

Age:  56

Where are you based?  Saint Louis, Mo, USA

How long have you been writing?  Off and on for most of my adult life.

Have you always had a way with words?  Does it come naturally to you?  It does seem to come naturally to me, although the words normally arrive best when I am in a specific emotional state.  But it’s never been anything I could just sit and do.  It has to come to me.

When writing a scene or a poem, what does the experience bring you personally?  For the most part my words take me to the places I would like to be or with the person I write about.  It’s like a dream becoming a reality.  Best way I can describe it.

You come across as a very gentle and sensual soul.  Can you tell us what motivates or inspires you to write such beautiful scenes?  I am inspired by emotional turns in my life or having deep feelings for someone.  I guess the best way to explain it is to have love or to have lost love, or to have felt hurt.  All can be muses in some form.  Writing is my way of healing and letting go of heartbreak and helping me to move on.

Have you ever considered writing a book/novel?  I have considered it, but I have honestly never had the time available it would take to concentrate to doing it.

Is Marcus Monroe your pen name?  If so, is it the only pen name you go by?  Marcus Monroe is only a pen name, and it is the only one I have ever used.

Is writing a full time or part time career for you? Writing and sharing my words is only a hobby for me, or as I say a journey of healing for me right now.

What was the turning point for you to actually sit down and write?  This last time was a very bad thing happening to me in my life, and writing and sharing my words has been my way of letting go of the hurt and pain and moving forward.

How do you come up with such beautifully, erotic and sensual scenes?  Most all of my words are from my experiences.

Are you a professional in any other field? I have had a career in marketing for many years.  That is my true profession.

For those of us that don’t know much about you or your work, where is the best place to read what you have written?  I only share on Facebook and Twitter right now.

How do you feel writing sexy, erotic scenes?  Do you write them with experience or lots of research?  I fall completely into the erotic scenes I write about, and they are all from my own personal experiences.  By writing them I can be in the scene in my mind and my heart, and it allows me to feel the sensations and the love that I always used to feel in real life.

Can you share an exclusive scene/poem with us at Novels In Heels?  I will think about this, and I may at some point.  The things I currently do share are very personal to me.

Do you write your scenes with experience or are they totally fictional?  Everything I write is from my personal experience, and all my words are real and are me.

What are you ambitions as a writer?  If my words can make a reader feel, and in some way help them that is all I can ask.

What about some questions getting a little more personal….

What is your favourite thing to do other than writing?  That is very difficult to say.  I have many favourites, but I would have to say spending an evening with a lady and having her enjoy herself in every way possible would be the one I would have to choose.

What is your greatest achievement in life?  My children.

Tell us a little about yourself?  Something that none of your fans would know or something you would like to be known for.  I really don’t consider myself a writer.  I never intended or expected any of this reaction to my words.  I shared something I had written one day on another page and it just happened from there.  I am still humbled every day by the response I receive to the words I share.

How do you relax?  I unplug from everything and I meditate in silence.  I also relax by reading or watching movies.

What do you do when you are looking to have a bit of fun?  These days I live a very quiet life by myself.  So if I want to have fun I do something I like to do such as working in my yard or on a project inside my house.  I don’t go out a lot at night.  I did my time with that.

What is your favourite colour?  My favourite color is black.

What would be your ideal date?  Having a lady in my home one evening, making her dinner, watching a movie or reading to her, and then taking her to bed and giving her pleasure all night long.

Do you believe in Insta-love?  Why?  No I do not.  I believe love comes over time after a connection is made and a friendship is built from trust.

What does your daily ritual consist of?  I wake up and shower, have my coffee in silence and then go to work.  Once I am home I make my dinner and watch the evening news and then I watch a TV show or a ball game, along with my interaction on my nightly bedtime post on Facebook.  Then I go to bed about 10:00 pm and try to sleep.

What is your favourite book quote?  What haunts us most are the things we don’t say.

Have you ever been arrested?  Reason? No I have not.  I have never been caught!

What is the weirdest request you have received from your fans?  I had a lady ask me if she could come and marry me the next day.

Give us 3 quirky facts about you? 

  1. I honestly hate chatting in little boxes online
  2. I used to work as a disc jockey in night clubs
  3. I once drove from Milwaukee to Saint Louis one night just to buy a sweatshirt I saw someone wearing that I liked and it was the only place they were selling it.

Which famous person, living or dead, would you like to meet and why?  I would love to meet Thomas Jefferson.  I would love to discuss his thoughts of what he envisioned this country should be.

What advice would you give your younger self?  Don’t trust to easily.  Most people are only looking out for themselves.

Now … just a few naughtier personal questions.

Has a particular scene ever made you particularly aroused that you could not wait to be pleasured?  Yes.  The scenes where I watch a woman give herself pleasure to orgasm.

What’s your favourite sexual position?  Missionary.  I like to look down into a woman’s eyes and be able to kiss her and watch her face when she climaxes.

Have you ever acted out a scene with your partner?  Yes.

What is your one (top) sexual fantasy?  Have you accomplished it?  To have a woman and myself pleasure one another at the same time, and then come together to make love.  And yes, I have many times.

Where / what has been the most erotic place you have had sex?  A hotel room with a mirror over the bed.  That was hot.

Are you in a vanilla or BDSM relationship?  I am by no means vanilla, but I do not go to the extreme of pain or using devices.  Restraints are as far as I go, along with some hair pulling or spanking if the lady wants that.

If you had a choice would you choose – flogger, blindfold, handcuffs, restraints, rope, whips, cane?  Blindfolds, handcuffs and restraints. 
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Marcus Monroe for taking the time to do this interview with me.  As you have just read, it really is a beautiful and insightful interview into his world and his love of writing.
~Trish