Howdy! Thanks for checking out the first page of Naughty Follies! What are you doing here? What am I doing here? I guess we’ll figure that out together…
I have a few publishing creds under my belt, but this—publishing chapters as I write them—is totally new for me! What excites me about this is that you, the reader, can help me shape my stories as I go. And what kinds of stories might those be?
Generally speaking, I write Romance+. The “+” might be humor, erotica, suspense, mystery, adventure, or things that are just plain weird. I don’t write much violence, so you won’t find anything extreme here. But I don’t shy away from sex, so some stories might burn quite hot.
Like you, I won’t always know where my stories are headed, which is what makes this so cool. It’s a safe bet that most of the stories in Follies will be novelette-length or longish short stories. When I finish one, I’ll move on to another, and in the end we’ll have a collection of stories that are some combination of sexy, strange, funny and maybe even thought-provoking.
The first story in this collection, “Shady Grove,” will be on the light side—a funny and romantic mystery with some naughty bits sprinkled throughout. I hope you like it!
Before jumping ahead, I need to give credit where it’s due. The cover image is a 1920s photo of Jean Ackerman, a performing member of the Ziegfeld Follies. I’ve modified the image’s overall dimensions and added all text. The original image is licensed through the Creative Commons as follows: “Jean Ackerman - 1920s - Ziegfeld by Alfred Cheney Johnston” by ky_olsen is licensed under CC BY 2.0. Permitted usage of this image does not convey
Now let’s get on with the show!