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Sarah Lotz, Helen Moffett and Paige Nick Discuss Sex, Storylines and A Girl Walks Into a Bar

The first installement of Helena S Paige’s erotica series, A Girl Walks Into a Bar, is coming out on eBook on 15 July and in hardcopy on 15 November. CapeTownMagazine interviewed the writing trio behind the pseudonym, Paige Nick, Sarah Lotz and Helen Moffett, about their venture into the world of erotica.

When asked about their decision to write erotica, Moffett replied that, “it really annoyed me that just as erotica for women was going mainstream, there was a resurgence of the idea of the rich, powerful, slightly cruel but secretly wounded man initiating the wide-eyed, innocent young woman. So 1950s.” A Girl Walks Into a Bar is the answer to the question that she then asked herself: “What if women could get to choose what they want sexually?”

They also discussed how attitudes towards erotica and women’s ideas of sex have changed and shared their favourite storylines in the book:

CapeTownMagazine.com: Why the decision to dive into the big, bad world of erotica? Aside from Paige’s Sunday Times musings, it doesn’t seem to be your normal bread and butter?

Sarah: I get a real kick out of coming up with (sometimes) crazy ideas for writing projects, but I knew I didn’t have the chops to do this idea justice – hence the collaboration. Sure, erotica is far outside my comfort zone, but that’s the joy of genre-crossing. The short and most honest answer is: I did it for fun.

Helen: I’ve been writing erotica on the side for years. My first published poem and my first published short story were both fairly filthy (and funny). And it really annoyed me that just as erotica for women was going mainstream, there was a resurgence of the idea of the rich, powerful, slightly cruel but secretly wounded man initiating the wide-eyed, innocent young woman. So 1950s. So, I jumped at the chance to do something fresh and empowering and fun, asking the question: “What if women could get to choose what they want sexually?”

 

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