Interview with Author Elle Vanzel.

Updated: Mar 24

What genre/s do you write in?

I write erotica and have two books out in the ElleVentures series.

How long have you been writing?

I've been writing since 3rd grade when I got my first story published in the school newspaper. I've continued to write, blog, and produce content ever since.

Do you have any published books or articles?

I have two books, ElleVentures: The Party and ElleVentures: The Auction, which I've

self-published with wide distribution through Amazon and Smashwords.

They are the first two books in a series that explore Elle's sexual

adventures, her submissiveness, and her desire to be a cuckquean.

Tell me a bit about these and what publishing route you took.

Did you use an editor? I do If so who?

I do have an editor! I'm married to him. My husband and I are business partners, but having him edit my erotic writing was a little harder at first. But he's soooo


Did you use a book formatter and cover designer?

I designed the covers myself. I had a certain aesthetic I wanted to achieve, and I'm a

control freak.

Did you self-publish or get traditionally published? How did this go

for you?

I self-published because again; I want that control.

How do you market your work and promote your brand?(Include


I work with Patrick Morgan at the indie book store and have a network of very supportive erotica writers. We try to support and promote each other.

What social media and writing platforms would you recommend?

I love Twitter for engaging with readers and the writing community. I love Smashwords for distribution.

Do you use an agent?


Do you use paid advertising? If so what?


Do you have a blog or website?


What inspires you most to write?

It's in my bones!

What do you do to help with writer's block?

Talk to people on Twitter about their fantasies!

How do you plan your writing?

I jump in and start writing until the characters take over.

Is writing your full-time job?

Not erotica, no. If not, what else do you do?

By day, I run a digital marketing company with my husband.

What are you working on at the moment?

ElleVentures: The Training, the next book in my series and the end of this trilogy.

What is your target audience?

People who like to read alone in private places ��

How long does it take you to write a book?

3-5 months,

When did you first discover you enjoyed writing?

As a young child.

What is your writing schedule look like?

I try to write at least 4 times a week plus Saturday mornings

What does your family think about you writing?

Shhh.. they don't know!

What do you do when you are not writing?

Travel extensively

Where do you get information and ideas for your writing?

Mostly my own dirty mind!

What do you think makes a good story?

Compelling characters with great dialogue … and steamy hot sex scenes!

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