What it’s like being a writer of erotica

Interesting, and, at times, hilarious.

I am what is politely known as a “mature” woman. That term makes me sound like a particularly ripe piece of cheese, or a very good wine. I prefer the wine, preferably white, and never chardonnay.

There’s a photo of me on this web site on the All about Jane page. It was taken by a good friend (thank you Peter!)  a couple of years ago. I’m wearing the dress I bought for my 60th birthday party. This is the bit where you say, “You look a lot younger than that!” Thank you darlings.

It’s just a photo. It’s not me. I’m a couple of years older, for a start. It was a studio shot expressly for book covers, taken at a time when I was still hoping to be published. I don’t look like that most of the time, if I ever did. If you saw me in the street you would probably walk right past me.

However I have had an interesting life, to date, and I sincerely hope it continues to be interesting.

I’m writing this post to answer a few questions I am asked repeatedly.

“Are your stories based on your own experiences?”

To an extent, yes. I’ve long been curious about anything sexual, and those things I haven’t experienced personally I’ve researched thoroughly. As I am very fond of saying, it’s amazing what’s on the internet these days.

“Do you like younger men?”

Of course I like younger men, but I am not entirely sure I could keep up with one. When you get to my age most of the men you meet can no longer do the deed. I have a friend, my vintage,  who tried internet dating. Her first question to a new date was always, “Can you get it up?” She’s now married, and from her FaceBook photos, has a permanent smile on her face.

“Can I have more photos of you?”


“Will you go to bed/have sex with me?”

I’m a writer, not a hooker. I am also a woman. If you would like to have a relationship with me that could eventually lead to sex, feel free to treat me as you would any other woman. I am quite open to being seduced, courted, dated or whatever else you would like to call it. I am single at the moment.

An active imagination doesn’t make me a whore.

Please note that living in another country probably places you at a disadvantage in this respect, as I’m NOT interested in long distance dating, phone sex, internet sex, or any other variation on the same theme. I prefer the real thing. I also live on an island to the south of mainland Australia. Of course, if you were to land in your private plane at Hobart airport I may well consider your proposition. After a good dinner at an excellent restaurant (Hobart has many) of course.

I hope that helps.


Jane xx

PS If, however, you want to chat with me about my writing or my books, feel free to contact me on JaneNewRomanticFantasy@gmail.com or use the form below.



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