I first read about George Pappas from another author interview he did with fellow writer, L.M. Stull.
That interview gave me great information about George’s writing. He intrigued me, enough for me to leave a comment for him. After that, I had to find out more about the man who wrote the book, Monogamy Sucks—great catchy title, and the double entendre was not lost on me.
In the serendipitous world of meeting writers online, it was wonderful to discover the extent of George’s talents. His book is an account of one man’s journey into the world of swinging, touching on a subject that many of us likely consider taboo and would never try, but are nonetheless curious about. Luckily, we can become acquainted with the life of a swinger through his book. Monogamy Sucks is told in the genre of a fictional erotic diary, and it’s brutally honest and raw. It’s also an incredibly engaging read.
You will, no doubt, find George to be as fascinating as I do.
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George Pappas is a Los Angeles-based novelist, blogger, poet and lyricist. Lazy Day Publishing released his second novel of erotic fiction Monogamy Sucks as an e-book in December 2010. Pappas launched the first six chapters of his novel on his blog in summer 2010 after more than 12 years of writing and researching his work. His novel explores intriguing notions about monogamy, relationships, casual sex, and the world of swinging.
Pappas is a lifelong resident of southern California and has been writing fiction since he was 15. When he’s not writing, Pappas enjoys traveling, music, reading his favorite novelists Henry Miller and Anais Nin, watching films, exploring life’s many adventures and pleasures, and living near the ocean.
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Inside George Pappas’ Mind
Which words or phrases do you most overuse? No doubt, hardly, exactly.
What turns you on creatively? Taking risks. Exploring taboo and controversial subjects either through my fiction or poetry.
What is your idea of perfect happiness? Living the writer’s life and traveling the world. To be able write every single day without having to work a soul draining day job would be bliss for me.
What quality do you most admire in a man? Confidence.
What quality do you most admire in a woman? Kindness and a good sense of humor. Someone that can laugh at themselves and doesn’t take themselves too seriously. No one likes a drama queen.
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Honestly none. There’s nothing I’d rather be than a writer. I have worked as a journalist, a public relations executive and even in a warehouse. Nothing more satisfying than writing for me.
If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be? Come back? Perish the thought. But if had to come back, I think it would be interesting to come back as a woman to find out among other things what a woman experiences during orgasm and sex.
What do you consider your greatest achievement? Launching the first six chapters of my novel Monogamy Sucks on my blog last summer, obtaining a publishing deal and having my book published as an e-book in December 2010 after 12 long years of work.
What is the trait you most deplore in others? Arrogance and smug self-righteousness.
What is your present state of mind? Elated. I am very happy with the launch of my novel Monogamy Sucks, and how the editing of my next book and work on the sequel to Monogamy Sucks is going.
What is your favorite curse word? Fuck. It has so many wonderful uses both as a curse word and as a visceral description of a wonderful erotic act.
What is your motto? Oh I have so many. Here are a couple: Stay true to your dreams. Trust your instincts and don’t worry about what others think.
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