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What sparked the idea for your short story?
About 10 years ago, I briefly worked in Baltimore after a spell of living in Ireland.
An Irish friend commented that he had been at the diner and seen a waitress
whose name tag read “Glory B.” Although I’m not Catholic, my years in Ireland
had given me some knowledge of the religion, and Glory B. reminded me of
the Catholic prayer the Glory Be. The story spun away from that.
What draws you to writing lesbian romances?
One woman good, two women better.
What are you currently reading?
I’ve just finished reading The Bureau of Holiday Affairs by Andi Marquette,
which was a really entertaining story. I’m now immersed in Harper Bliss’s
compelling long running lesbian drama French Kissing, as well as re-reading
short story collection The Turning by Aussie author, Tim Winton.
What do you do when you’re not writing?
It mostly comes down to food and travel. I love to grow and make (and eat)
my own food. I’m lucky enough to live in southeast Queensland, which has a
mild subtropical climate, so I can locally grow or source a multitude of fruit and
veggies. I make bread and cheese - both of which go very well with wine - and
inflict my culinary experiments on friends and family. When I travel, which I
love to do, I’m the person at the street stall ordering a bowl of the weirdest and
most unidentifiable food I can find just because I’ve never tried it before.
Do you write to music?
I find music distracting when I’m writing. I don’t mind background chatter or
noise, but not music. Birdsong wins out over everything, though.
Where do you write, and what is your writing process like?
I have a day job, so a lot of my writing time is during lunch at work. My
colleagues must think I’m very antisocial, as I constantly eschew the
lunchroom for a quiet table outside so that I can write. My favourite place to
write is while travelling: Trains, planes, airports, even in the car, assuming I’m
How long have you been writing?
I’ve been writing short erotica and romance since 2000 when I read a story on
a website and thought, “I wonder if I can write something like that?” Turns out
I could, and I now have stories in around 100 anthologies. Last year, I took the
nerve-racking leap into longer stories. My first novella Never-Tied Nora is now
available from Ylva Publishing, with the second in the series, the novel Not-So-
Straight Sue coming out in June this year.
Are you working on a new novel? What can your readers expect next from
I’m hammering away at the third book in my Girl Meets Girl series, Fenced-
In Felix. I’m at the halfway point and need to find more writing time. And
research time. Fenced-In Felix has me researching race horse training,
snakes of outback Queensland, how to tie-dye a tee shirt, and the workings of
How can your readers stay in touch with you?
You can find my blog at cheyenneblue.com and on Twitter at @
IamCheyenneBlue. I’m active on Goodreads at goodreads.com/CheyenneBlue
and I love new friends there.
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Cheyenne Blue’s fiction has been included in
over ninety erotic anthologies since 2000. Under
her own name she has written travel books and
articles and edited anthologies of local writing
in Ireland. She has lived in the U.K., Ireland, the
United States, and Switzerland, but now writes,
runs, makes bread and cheese, and drinks wine
by the beach in Queensland, Australia.
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