Mpreg Obsession: Tell us about yourself.
M.M.: I’ve been dreaming of being a writer since I was twelve when I wrote my first book ala Harriet the Spy. I didn’t start getting published as a fiction writer until 2011—under the pen name Morticia Knight—approximately *cough* something something * cough cough* years later. Then my ultimate dream came true in 2015 when I quit my job to write fulltime!
Mpreg Obsession: What inspired you to write in the Mpreg sub genre?
M.M.: My first exposure to mpreg was through M.A. Church’s Harvest series. Loved it! I’ve always been a big fan of sci-fi and paranormal, so mpreg fit in really well with that. I also love the sweet, fluffy feels that tend to permeate the genre.
Mpreg Obsession: What inspired you to write this story?
M.M.: A Hatchling for Valentine’s is the sequel to Vic and Kellan’s story from the first Vale Valley season, A Swan for Christmas. That one I pulled the idea from ‘seven swans a swimming’ of 12 Day of Christmas. Then the idea of a wolf and a swan as fated mates took hold, and I was off and running lol
Mpreg Obsession: What are you planning to write next?
M.M.: I’m currently working on Guarding the Runaway Omega (Alaskan Wolf Alliance 2), which will be on pre-order at the end of the month. I also have the next Vale Valley story for summer coming up next.
Mpreg Obsession: What type of research do you do for your work?
M.M.: It depends on the story. For this one I spent a lot of time reading about swans. It ranged from everything regarding nesting and mating behavior, migration patterns, diet and finally—some videos of hatching cygnets 😊
Mpreg Obsession: Who is your favorite character you've ever written?
M.M.: For my mpreg stories—of which there are only a few right now—my swan Kellan by far. I loved writing him! Salty and sweet. As Morticia Knight, I would have to say the silent film star you love to hate, Roman Pasquale, from my Gin & Jazz series and Aubrey King from my angsty rock star MM romance, Rocked Hard.
Mpreg Obsession: Do you read while writing? Why or why not?
M.M.: I try to if for no other reason than to get me into the zone of that genre. However, I’m usually so lost in the world I’ve created, I don’t want to step out of it.
Mpreg Obsession: Are you a plotter or fly by the seat of your pants kind of writer?
M.M.: I always plot first then go off the rails. I know better by now than to think it’s going to all turn out the way I intended. Sometimes the characters have their own plans and I get thwarted.
Mpreg Obsession: What advice do you have for aspiring writers?
M.M. : Pick a genre you want to publish in then read, read and read. Understand the rules of your genre, but don’t be afraid to break them once you’ve gotten your feet wet and have an idea what it’s all about. Then, establish a writing routine that works for you. Anything is valid as long as you keep a forward motion. If you can only set aside an hour a day or a few hours a week, that’s valid. Just keep going. These books don’t write themselves lol.
Thank you M.M. Wilde for taking the time to answer our questions. For more on M.M. Wilde follow her on social media!
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