I am the author of the gutsy, no-holds-barred novel, Tickling Daphne H. My new non-fiction book Let’s Talk About Tickling sheds a refreshing new light on the subject. I am known as the TickleWriter in some circles and I also writes under my real name, Stacey Handler. I’m also the author of The Body Burden; Living In The Shadow Of Barbie. My book was featured in Jump Magazine, Australian Women’s Weekly, The National Enquirer, and several other publications, radio shows and cable TV shows.
Thanks! It sounds like you have a busy life. Now on to some personal questions. If you could go back in time to when you were seven years old, what wisdom or advice would you pass on to yourself?
Even though now is a time of learning, there will be a day when you realize that you have a lot to teach people and it is your creativity that is going to show you the way.
For what are you grateful?
I am grateful for the support and love of my family and to have grown up with plenty of love in my life. I am also grateful for my creativity.
If a zombie virus took over the world, how many days do you think you could last before you were infected? And what would you do to postpone the inevitable?
I would try and listen to my intuition and use the power of positive thinking. I would probably join all the zombies just to see what it is like and hope that I would come out of it one day so I could write about my experiences.
What’s your favorite thing to do to relax?
Listen to music or watch television. Having my feet tickled is also very relaxing.
Let’s find out a little bit about you as an author.
I published my first book on body image fifteen years ago and have grown very much as a writer since then. I like to dive into a project and see where it takes me. I love being surprised by my own ideas and sudden inspirations.
I realized I wanted to write erotic fiction as well as erotic non-fiction. I was always writing poems and erotic stories in high school, but I dreamed of writing a non-fiction erotic book that would help people in some way and I have finally accomplished that with my new book, Let’s Talk About Tickling.
Did you always want to be an author?
I always loved to write, but I never thought I would actually publish stuff until I was in my early twenties.
Do you have any “must haves” with you while you’re writing?
My wild imagination and non-stop creative mind. I also like it quiet when I write.
How did you decide to write a non-fiction book about tickling?
Since my last tickling book was a work of fiction, I wanted to write a non-fiction book on the subject. I realized I have so much to say about tickling, so I started putting all my thoughts down on paper and before I knew it, I had a book.
What have you learned the most from being in the writing business?
That writing the book is actually the easiest part for me. The business and promotion sides of being a writer are much more challenging and often frustrating.
Tell us about your latest release:
Even though Let’s Talk About Tickling is primarily a book about tickling, you do not need to have a tickling fetish to enjoy and benefit from this book. You may or may not have a tickling fetish, but you may have other fetishes or kinks looming around the garden of your sensuality, as your sensuality is always growing. It’s just a matter of whether you are open to what your own sensuality has to offer you.
As for tickling, even though you may or may not have the fetish, you might know someone who does, or may feel interested or intrigued by tickling and what it is about tickling that some people find so arousing. So, this book may very well be something that interests you, whether you have a tickling fetish or just a strong curiosity about fetishes and kinks in general.
This book is for anybody who wishes to expand their sensuality and improve their relationships in and out of the bedroom. Whether you are in a relationship or not, you have a very important relationship with yourself and your sensuality is an important part of that relationship. Embracing yourself and your sensuality is an important part of your personal growth. Even if you are not fully in touch with your kinky side, this book will help you find that kinky part of yourself you may have kept hidden or want to explore further.
Do you have a favorite chapter? Why?
One of my favorite chapters is called Busting The Constant Laughter Myth. This chapter busts the myth that a ticklish person’s default response to tickling is always laughter. While it is true that some people are more ticklish than others, laughter is only one of many responses tickling can cause.
How much a person laughs while being tickled is not an accurate measure of how deep their love of tickling runs or how ticklish they are. The tickling fetish is a psychological response to loving tickling. Laughter is a physical response to being tickled. They are not really the same thing. A person can love tickling, but not be a big laugher. A person can laugh uncontrollably while being tickled, but hate tickling with a passion. Tickling is a sensation that causes many responses, some of which are psychological rather than just physical. The physical responses vary, according to many different factors.
Let our readers know how they can get a hold of you…
You can contact me via my website: http://www.ticklewriter.com
You can also follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TickleWriter
Author: Veronica Frances
Publisher: Blue Note Books
Genre: Non-fiction/Erotic Literature/Self Improvement
Let’s Talk About Tickling is an honest, straightforward discussion about tickling. Discover the many different aspects of tickling—the fantasies, the realities, the many paradoxes of the tickling fetish and how to come to terms with ones own sensuality.
A refreshing and very welcome find, Let’s Talk About Tickling is for anyone who wishes to expand their awareness of tickling and other related fetishes. This book will be of great interest to anyone who wants to get in touch with their sensual self, whether they have a tickling fetish or not.
Author Veronica Frances offers her readers the chance to improve their relationships in and out of the bedroom by shining a light on the powerful significance of tickling. She reminds us that tickling is not merely the whisper of a feather on the flesh. It is an echo that calls us from deep within, beckoning us to listen and respond.
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- Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.
- Read excerpt here.
Now let’s face it, tickling can be the conduit for many things.
It can make us surrender, whether we want to or not. It can be held against us if we are being interrogated by people who choose to use it to get us to talk. It can be used to reprimand us and put us back in line. It can be an unpleasant form of torture, even to the point of bringing us some slight pain. It can make us scream for mercy, buck up and down, laugh until we pee in our pants. It can humiliate us, yet make us continue laughing while in the midst of our own humiliation. It can demoralize us by forcing us to laugh and twitch against our will.
It can also make us wet in our most hidden erogenous zones. It can arouse us nearly to death. It can lead to many things and is the gateway to one of the most intimate journeys known to man.
Tickling is the magic bridge that hovers above our rivers of sexuality. Tickling is most definitely the gateway to sex.
Sometimes you won’t even know that tickling is leading you down its slippery erotic slope until you are in somebody’s arms and feeling that ticklish little poke at your libido.
Veronica also writes under her real name, Stacey Handler. Stacey is the author of The Body Burden; Living In The Shadow Of Barbie. Her book was featured in Jump Magazine, Australian Women’s Weekly, The National Enquirer, and several other publications, radio shows and cable TV shows.
Stacey excels at public speaking, singing, composing, and writing. She is a singer-songwriter, poet, and has written in many different styles. She has an album and several singles available, including her two popular anthems, Ain’t No Skinny Little Thing and Soap Opera Diva.
She lives in New York City, where she continues to write erotica, fiction, poetry and non-fiction.
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