Jillian Boyd

Why do you write erotica and not a different genre..?
It’s a genre I grew into – I dabbled with writing flash fiction at first, just to see if I could do it. Then I built on that, wrote regularly and found out that I really love writing it. And not just the bits where the fucking happens.

What’s on your kinky bucket list (writing or otherwise)?
I’ve been sort of mentally plotting a big, kinky erotica series in my head for yonks, revolving around a BDSM club. If I ever get that off the ground, that would be awesome.

What writers do you admire/aspire to?
Tiffany Reisz. Charlotte Stein. Justine Elyot. Angela Caperton. Abigail Barnette. Alice Clayton. Lauren Dane.

What is your opinion of ‘50 Shades of Grey’?
A giant, overwhelming *shrug*.

What are your favourite books?
Wallbanger by Alice Clayton. The Boss by Abigail Barnette. The Disaster Artist by Greg Sestero. Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay. The Wicked + The Divine (comic book series) by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie. The Original Sinners series by Tiffany Reisz. Body Temperature and Rising by KD Grace. Flipping heck, I could go on for a while, you know.

What are your influences?
Mumblecore movies. 90s softporn. 80s Joe Eszterhas movies. Most of my stories spring from little moments in life – a sentence, a lyric, someone who catches my eye, something that catches my eye.

Your most embarrassing moment?
Being 17 was a year-long embarrassing moment, really.

What is your proudest moment?
Being able to hold a copy of the first anthology I edited (the Roaring Twenties themed Flappers, Jazz and Valentino) in my hands because my lovely boyfriend bought me one for my birthday.

What does hell look like for you?
Hell, in my head, looks a lot like the café I have my work lunch breaks at.

Who would you most like to have abandoned on a remote Pacific Island?
*cough* katiehopkins *cough*

Who would you most like to be abandoned with on a remote Pacific Island?
Aziz Ansari, because he’s awesome and I’m pretty sure he can keep me from having a panic attack.

What do you like doing in your spare time?
Film geeking. Knitting. Making baked goods. Getting lost somewhere.

When are/were you happiest?
I am the happiest at the end of the day, when my boyfriend holds me. Because it’s the moment I look forward to the most.

When are/were you least happy?
Ehm… pass?

What outfit do you feel most sexy in?
Jeans and a plain grey tee.