Greetings Grace, and Welcome!
Decadent Publishing: Your erotic novella, Untouched Places, has a very dark twist to it. What inspired you to write this story?
Grace: Inspiration for this story steamed from my love of nature and my interest in sharing Icelandic legends.
DP: You have traveled to Iceland, seen its varied landscape personally. What effect has it had on your storytelling?
GM: That mystic place affected me to my very bone. While there I was fortunate to stay in the small northern community of Hofsos. Hofsos has a must-see heritage village. They also offer a genealogical service. Their goal is to reunite Icelanders with their North American cousins. Thus, in Iceland, I was immersed in stories. Their words have stayed with me, the seeds taking root in my imagination, inspiring me to write.
DP: What are you reading right now?
GM: Eat, Pray, Love
DP: If you could meet anyone in the world, who would it be and why?
GM: John Grisham. I read somewhere that he has dyslexia. I too am dyslexic. He’s a prolific author and I’m struggling to become one. Yes, definitely, I would enjoy meeting him.
DP: What character archetype do you most enjoy writing?
GM: The outcaste
DP: Where would you go for your dream vacation? Why?
GM: Two things my mom never had an opportunity to do but dreamed of doing were to take a balloon ride and visit New Zealand. I would like to complete her bucket list. I also dream of visiting North America’s far north, my husband visited Alaska and took such beautiful pictures.
DP: If you could live in a different time than now, what era would you choose?
GM: I’m happy right here, right now. However, given this opportunity I wouldn’t turn down visiting 1967 – the summer of love, the 1920's and also Victorian England. Actually, now that I think about it, I would thoroughly enjoy owning a time machine. I believe that studying history gives us a new appreciate for our own time.
DP: Tell us a little bit about your hobbies.
GM: I enjoy sensual pleasures such as listening to music and taking photographs.
DP: Is Grace Meadows your real name or a pen name?
GM: Grace Meadows is my pen name. I use this name when I write erotica.
Leanne Dyck is my real name and I write mainstream under it.
DP: How can we find you on the web?
GM: Follow Grace Meadows’ blog by logging on to: http://authorgracemeadows.wordpress.com
Her twitter ID is lustful graces
Follow Leanne Dyck by logging on to her web site www.oknitting.com