Dangerous: No. Lately I have only been jotting down ideas for stories or endings to stories. I find that I have become a lazy writer and I am going to blog more often to get out of that rut.
Paul: If someone had the power to step into your creative mind what would they see?
Dangerous: Oh man! There’s a lot going on in this head of mine. I’m not sure someone else could or would want to handle it.
Paul: How do you find the time to write?
Dangerous: I don’t. That is an issue for me. I am a web publisher as well as being an author and artist, so I spend most of my time reviewing other people's writing.
Paul: What is one thing you hope I do not tell the readers?
Dangerous: Well, since you only know what I tell you, I hope you tell them everything!
Paul: If you are self-published, what led to you going your own way?
Dangerous: I self-published because it became obvious to me that it was the only way my book was going to get published.
Paul: Do you plot your stories or do you just get an idea and run with it?
Dangerous: I get an idea and run with it. Plotting comes in as part of the process later on.
Paul: Do you do a lot of editing or do you find that as time goes on your writing is more fully-formed?
Dangerous: For my first book, Keep Your Panties Up and Your Skirt Down, I did the initial editing, but then had a friend come in as an extra pair of eyes and she did find some errors. Editing is a very important process in publishing, if not the most important part.
Dangerous: Keep Your Panties Up and Your Skirt Down – Six Erotic Tales of Safe Sex, is an anthology of short erotic stories with an emphasis on HIV education.
Paul: What inspired you to write this book?
Dangerous: The fact that African Americans have some of the highest rates of HIV infection.
Paul: Do you also write any poetry, non-fiction or short stories?
Dangerous: I dabble in poetry when I’m feeling emotional sometimes, but I am not a huge fan of poetry. I am a short story writer. I have tons of story ideas floating in my head, on my iPod, and on various scraps of paper.
Paul: Do you have any pieces of work that will never see the light of day?
Dangerous: I hope they all do get to see the light of day because I will write and publish books of short stories until I die.
Paul: How much marketing do you do for your published works or for your ‘brand’?
Dangerous: Keep Your Panties Up and Your Skirt Down will be 3 years old soon, but I still promote my book and the website to accompany it (www.pantiesupskirtdown.com) on a weekly basis. Safe sex will never be passe.
Paul: What do you do when you’re not writing? Do you have any hobbies or party tricks?
Dangerous: I am a web publisher, as I stated earlier, and things are really taking off with that, so that’s what I spend most of my time doing. I run The Dangerous Lee News & Entertainment Network (www.dangerouslee.biz) and I recently had content featured on The TODAY Show, so I am on a high to keep getting people to take notice of me.
Paul: Thanks a lot, Dangerous. I wish you every success for the future.
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Dangerous' latest book: Keep Your Panties Up and Your Skirt Down (Amazon)