Saturday, 18 March 2017

My Interview with Author Felix Thibodeau

When did you first realize you wanted to become a Writer/author?

 I have no idea when it first “happened”. I’ve always had some type of fascination with books. The whole writing “thing”. How people come into contact with illustrators, how the ideas come together, how everything comes together toward the finished product. I love how one idea can be fleshed out and become a story or how more than one idea can be put together. Stories are great. I guess that’s how I became to be a storyteller. I could take a seemingly random event and turn it into this fantastic story. People know it’s embellished but they love to hear it.

Where do you get your ideas for your book?

 Most of my ideas come from meeting people. I will meet someone who is attractive and I wonder what would happen if this person met under certain circumstances and what would happen if the stars aligned. They’re not “memoirs” or tales of conquest for me. I don’t kiss and tell. I think everyone has met someone and wondered what would or could happen. That’s what I do. What if? Some stories are based on dreams I’ve had.

What kind of things do you enjoy when not writing?

 Unfortunately, I hardly have time to write. Life has been very busy right now. My kids are in school and my wife’s job has been demanding. Most of the time I am with my wife and family. Other than that I like to read, watch movies and catch up with people about what they’re doing in their respective lives.

How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?

 Hmm… I think I’ve written four. I have three collections of short stories and another short story I released on its own. I think my favorite would be one of the fur-fetish stories. Those are based purely on fantasy. Fur turns me on but I’ve never had a real-life experience with it so I live through my characters’ eyes.

Do you have any suggestions to help others who have a passion for writing?

 Write. If you’re in school, find a writers group. Find other writers and share ideas. Read books. Fiction or non-fiction, it doesn’t matter. You can get lots of ideas and it will help your imagination.

What do you think makes a great story?

 The readers. If they like it it’s good.

Which Writer/Authors inspire you?

 There’s no one writer in particular. I take from people I read and talk to. I’ll take words or phrases if they register with me in a certain way.

What are you working on at the moment?(optional)

 I am working on two full-length books. I’ve never done it before and I would like to see if I can accomplish that. One is something I have come up on my own and the other is based on a classic tale and I was thinking as I was reading. I’m wondering if I can a degree of filth and lust to it. I think I can. I think I can. I recently finished a fur-fetish trilogy that’s now up on Amazon. I think the fetish books will be shelved for a while now that spring has sprung. In the meantime, I have other completed stories that are waiting to be packaged.

What genre are your books?


What drew you to the genre you write?

 Sex and lust are a part of one’s makeup. Some embrace it and others repress it. I think it has to do with society’s norms. It’s dirty. It’s taboo. It’s wrong. I was like that. I was taught sex was unacceptable and I fought my own urges for a long time because of the shame and guilt but I still wanted to know about it. I have a vivid imagination and readers are grateful for that when they read my stories. I never thought I could be turned on by reading a story but I was. I found a fur-fetish story and I visualized it. It was incredible. I started getting my own ideas. I can’t explain it. I just sat down and started writing it and then I have more than 10 stories sitting on a disk. What the heck? It doesn’t cost anything to post it on Amazon so let’s see what happens.

Which Actor/Actress would you like to see portraying the lead character from your most recent book?(any book you like)

 It can’t be e because I’m married. I once asked my wife if she wanted to do a porn with me but she just said no. There might have been a face with that answer that said, “What the hell is wrong with you?”  A specific actor or actress? No one is coming to mind right now.

Do you write full-time or part-time?

 Part time

What is the hardest thing about writing?

 Finding the time to do it.

Any tips on how to get through the dreaded Writer’s block?

 Take a break. Sometimes people think they have to work through it. Sometimes it works. Sometimes you have something just for the sake of having something and the whole work could suffer as a part of it. Don’t force it. Step back and let the logjam clear.

Do you read much, and if so who are your favorite Authors or genres?

 Right now I am reading a bunch of stuff that people have sent me on a website I joined. I try to provide feedback the best I can. All positive. No one gains anything by trashing people and knocking them down. I ask a lot of questions to try to help the story along. The best part is when people come back to me because it was such a positive experience for them. They find our time with their story to be great and helpful. I love that.

Is there anything else you would like to add that I haven’t included?

 I would like people to know that this whole writing thing is continually in motion. I want my readers to know that I am open to any and all opinions both positive and negative. I write for me and for them and I want to know who my readers are.

How can Readers discovery more about you and your work?(please provide proper links)

 My books can be found on Amazon I can also be found on Facebook and Twitter @thibodeaufelix

Thank you very much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to take part in this interview 😊 Thanks so much for stopping by. You’ve been great. Don’t forget to try the garden salad. It’s fresh.

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