Sunday, May 22, 2011

YA Romance: Dragger Ella

C. Margery Kempe here!

My story Dragger Ella has been released simultaneously as a both an Erotic Romance and as part of the new Noble line of Young Adult (YA) Romances. This is a first for me. The decision was made because the characters are actually high school seniors just about to graduate. I hadn't really thought about that when I wrote it: I figured that the folks dragging around Connecticut's streets were likely younger (there had been a few news stories about them) because older people just generally have more to risk (and could afford to be part of the semi-pro world of drag racing rather than racing in the streets.

But I don't really know. Thanks again to my pal Johnny 10X for his insight and assistance! I know some things about car culture, but for the detailed information, I needed a knowledgeable insider.

I added some local colour -- mentioning towns and cities around the quiet corner and mid-Connecticut. There's a direct reference to the Witch's Dungeon and more oblique one to the Road Agents' Hot Rod and Rockabilly Rumble (because I don't think they run them any more). Yes, this is another one of my fairy tales; still plugging away at them while I work on other things. Despite the brevity of the individual tales, I hope to have a nice collection to put together perhaps by the end of the year if I can keep up the pace :-)


Keiko Alvarez said...

Lucky you! My publisher won't go near anything with under-18 sex. Like it doesn't happen. Good luck with sales!

K. A. Laity said...

Thanks, Keiko -- just another reason I am grateful for Noble Romance, where they like to push the boundaries.

C. Margery Kempe said...

And um, if I could keep my names straight, I'd comment from the right one!