This will be my second outing to Eroticon. Last year was such a blast that I couldn’t wait to go again. In keeping with Eroticon tradition, we’re doing a meet and greet in advance, so for those who don’t know me, here’s a little to go on.
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I’m using the pen name Alun Norley. It isn’t my real name but I haven’t strayed far –Alun will do just fine. As for twitter, I’m still not using it to its full potential.
What are you most looking forward to about Eroticon 2018?
There’s so much to choose from that it’s difficult to pick just one thing and being surrounded by like-minded people brings its own rewards. Given the way that the UK is going, one thing that I don’t want to miss is Neil Brown’s presentation on Essential legal tips for sex writers and bloggers. Unfortunately, three others that I would have liked to have done I won’t be able to because they clash with others that I should do. Oh why can’t I be in two places at once? Suggestion for next year –can all the lectures be recorded and made available to attendees afterwards via a secure site?
I’m also looking forward to seeing the friends that I made last year as well as meeting some new ones.
We are creating a play list of songs for the Friday Night Meet and Greet. Nominate one song that you would like us to add to the play list and tell us why you picked that song
I thought this would be a difficult question to answer but when I sat down to write, it just came to me, and it’s obvious why. This song has been in my life for forty years and every time I hear it I’m reminded of how I met my S.O. It’s a song that I’ve always associated with happy memories, we even had this song played at our wedding. Any other choice would have to be from the Ivor Biggun playlist, and no one wants that.
What’s the first career you dreamed of having as a kid?
Difficult. I actually ended up doing exactly what I told my dad I’d do when he asked me what I’d like to be, aged four. Sort of. Aviation Engineer was not a good career choice. I loved it for a while, then grew to hate it once I realised just how badly paid I was, given the amount of studying required and the responsibility. Make a mistake and people die.
I still don’t know what my dream job would be. I’d love to be a writer of course, wouldn’t we all? Well there is this one job…but I think that billionaire playboy jobs are hard to come by.
Weirdest place you’ve ever gotten up to mischief (define ‘mischief’ however you like…)
Erm…Well I’m a bit of a practical joker, so I’m always up to mischief –but as Molly kicked this off with strange places to do it, I’ll go there as well. I’m going to nominate three as I can’t pick a favourite. They were all special after all. In a cave on a Portuguese beach, the river bank at Royal Windsor (you might be sensing a water theme here), and lastly, the gem stone room at the Natural History Museum. Big flowing gypsy skirts are great aren’t they?
Tell us two truths and a lie about yourself
In no particular order…
I’ve never read any of the 50 shades books.
I’m an old romantic.
I’ve easily seen Star Wars over two hundred times.
Complete the sentence: I want..
To knuckle down with my writing this year and I’m hoping that I will find my muse again along with new ideas and the knowledge to help me grow to a point where I’ll actually want to share my work.
Now that you’ve gotten to know me, why not head here to meet the other attendees?
See on the Friday night for drinks!