Rowling is About to Start Another JK Ripple Effect!

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With all the hype around JK Rowling’s new movie, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” I predict we are about to see another wave of what I like to call the JK Ripple Effect.
So how does the JK Ripple effect work?
I’ve noticed that after any new Harry Potter book or movie comes out, we see an explosion of books involving wizardry and magic.
I understand why authors do this. Magic and fantasy are obviously popular topics, and why not give readers what they want? Book fans vote with their hard-earned dollars, and given how many people have plunked down their money on HP tales, they obviously like what they see.
Here’s the thing, though: I think HP would have been popular even if there hadn’t been a single magical element in it. Not a centaur, not a snitch, nor a Nearly Headless Nick. It’s easy to forget that inside all those trappings is a classic coming-of-age story that touches on major themes of hardship, loss, despair and resilience. The books are stuffed full of well-developed, believable characters, and JK managed to work in themes that seem especially relevant in today’s Trump America.
In other words, it isn’t the magic that made HP magic.
I predict that people are going to love Fantastic Beasts. And they will continue to revel in JK’s brilliant worlds. And writers will continue to tap into the fantasy she creates.
So for the next few months, we can expect to see a lot of robes and wands on book covers.
Big hugs!
T.G.

Phone Sex made me a better writer. No, really!

I was raised in a very “vanilla” household. My parents frowned on things like kissing in public, and acts of affection were non-existent in our family. Needless to say, coming from a rural small town in Oregon, I had no idea that I would ever be a phone sex operator.

Yet one day I took the plunge into adult entertainment, and right off the bat I found myself acting out the deepest, darkest perversions you can imagi10014556_563619207119384_6490531890701170370_nne. I have so many crazy stories about my time as a phone sex operator, but for now I’ll just say my experiences made me grow as a person. It’s like they say: What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, right?

I quickly learned that I was most comfortable filling the role of a flirtatious dominatrix, more sensual than cruel (thought I can be cruel when a slave deserves it!) Yet what I really learned from role playing crazy sex scenarios with thousands of guys was even more important — I developed the ability to improv narratives, to create realistic worlds with my words in an instant.

I also got fodder for the horror stories that I now love to write. I’ve always felt most comfortable when I’m writing; it’s what helps my demons dance, as I like to say. But the men I spoke to broadened my world, making me describe scenarios I never could have imagined. Honestly! You wouldn’t believe me if I told you!

After I learned to weave stories out of thin air using only my imagination, and I got a head full of brutal, graphic images, I devoted myself to writing full time. I’m now proud to say I have several novels that I will soon publish for you to read, including “The Midnight Dinner Party,” a serialized novel I think you will enjoy. More to come, lovelies, I promise!

Big hugs!

TG