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Author interview with Johnny Miles

Author interview with Johnny Miles
What was your childhood ambition?
I don’t think I ever really had a childhood ambition. I more had dreams and wishes for things I wanted to see happen, like world peace. The end of poverty, disease and famine. Yeah. I was a dreamer. Even now, at the risk of sounding like Miss America, I still want world peace and solutions that will end hunger, homelessness, diseases. Solutions to our dependency on oil would also be very cool!
More than anything, though, I would like to able to continue writing, getting published and make enough money so that I can pretty much do anything I want, whenever I want, and the continued health to enjoy all this wonderful life has to offer.
What ambitions do you still have?
To travel the world and expose myself to different cultures. Few things are as exhilarating as traveling to a place you’ve never been before. I’d love to be able to pick a location and write an erotic romance revolving around that locale, living there until I’m done with the story.
Barring that, I would love to someday be able to work with such brilliant and talented writers as Russell T. Davies and Armistead Maupin.
How did you end up being an erotic writer?
Ironically, I was reading a gay magazine and got irritated by one of the stories. I remember thinking to myself, what the hell is this crap? I can do better than this! I was so annoyed I complained to anyone that would listen. My then partner must have gotten tired of me mouthing off because he finally said, “Why don’t you stop talking about it and do something?” Which I did! Six months later I had my very first story appear in Blueboy magazine. I was very excited! Especially since the stories that followed allowed me to buy my first ever used car!
What are the most important components that go into making good erotic fiction?
For me, it all stars with believable characters. Even if they’re in unbelievable situations or genres where I have to suspend my disbelief, so long as the characters are believable and somewhat likeable, that’s a good start. Good sex. Really good, hot, steamy sex. I want the writer to crawl into my brain and give me a good mind fuck.
If you could have any celebrity pictured carrying one of your books who would you choose and why?
Any celebrity, huh? Wow. That’s tough. I can’t narrow it down to one but if Brad Pitt, Ed Norton or Italian pop singer Eros Ramazzotti ever read my work, I would be walking on air! Eric Himan, too! Of course, if pornstar Ted Colunga knocked on my door and said he enjoyed my work I’d probably drop to my knees. From shock!
As to why…well…they’re hot!
What does your working day typically consist of?
I almost wish it was more exciting than what it really is. Usually my day starts seeing my partner off to work. We have a little breakfast and after he leaves, I answer e-mail while my coffee brews. I spend some time on Facebook — sometimes far more than I care to admit — and then I jump into whatever story I’m working on.
If we’re working on a movie, I sometimes spend the day meeting with cute guys, snapping some pics, arranging for a film shoot or editing anything that was filmed and putting it together for our distributor.
And what aspects of your job do you enjoy the most?
When writing? What I enjoy the most is that I can create a completely new world or a character completely from scratch.
When filming? The fact that I can sometimes touch some of the cute, sexy guys performing in front of the camera.
How do you like to relax when you’re not at work?
Usually with friends. Taking in a movie or sharing a bottle of wine with my partner. Just some good, old-fashioned quality time in intimate settings.
What’s the best present you’ve ever been given?
As corny as it sounds, my partner of 14 years is the best present I’ve ever received. The Universe was good to me when he was placed in my path.
What’s the best thing that has happened to you in the last 12 months?
Wow! That’s also a tough question to answer. More than one thing qualify for that spot. But I would have to say that the absolute best thing is that my very first gay romance (other than erotica just for the sake of erotica) was accepted for publication by Loose Id. Yeah, that would definitely be the best thing that’s happened since it’s a dream come true from when I was very, very young.
Casa Rodrigo is available from May 11th 2010 fro ID Loose
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May 14, 2010 - Posted by | Author Interviews

11 Comments »

  1. Great interview! I am going to have to look up Ted Colunga now…

    Comment by Neil Plakcy | May 14, 2010 | Reply

  2. Nice interview and cute photo :))

    Comment by Ryan Field | May 14, 2010 | Reply

  3. Great interview! Your inspiration to start writing sounds an awful lot like mine! LOL! Put the money where the mouth is!

    Comment by Belinda McBride | May 14, 2010 | Reply

  4. Very nicely done Ben.

    Comment by Gary Beam | May 14, 2010 | Reply

  5. Mr. Miles is one of the sweetest, kindest, most authentic friends you could dream of having. He deserves success and love from everyone. Keep at it sweetheart, you and your partner are truly special. All my love.

    Comment by Pez | May 15, 2010 | Reply

  6. great interview, and I like your work too..all the best my friend..

    Comment by Ken Harrisn | May 15, 2010 | Reply

  7. You’ve done it again! Superb post!

    Comment by Donovan Cano | May 28, 2010 | Reply

  8. You’ve done it again! Great read.

    Comment by Sherrie Jones | May 29, 2010 | Reply

  9. Hehe I’m really the first reply to your amazing article!?

    Comment by Percy Ayala | May 30, 2010 | Reply

  10. If I had a nickel for every time I came here… Amazing writing!

    Comment by Helena Arnold | May 31, 2010 | Reply

  11. Super great article! Really..

    Comment by Bernadette Davies | June 1, 2010 | Reply


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