Sex Scenes and the Importance of Internet Connection with BA Tortuga

September 1, 2015

DSP: Why did you choose a wounded veteran as your lead for The Articles of Release?

Cackles You say choose like I had any control over this. Win informed me that he had this battle buddy named Eric, handed him over and informed me that I had novels to write. Seriously. I never choose anything. They choose. I obey.

DSP: What’s your favorite sex act to write in a gay romance?

Frenetic, mad rubbing off, still mostly clothed. I love the intensity, the ferocity. The wild passion of it.

DSP: What does your writing space look like?

Writing space is a little bit of a misnomer, because my wife and I write all over — the rolltop desk in the front room, the sofa, the sunroom. I offer pictures of the office which is a crazy mish-mash of art and color and words and love. :D

BA desk       BA office wall          BA Wall

DSP: Name 5 things you can’t live without.

Things? Okay, I want to just point out that I don’t count living beings as things (because WIFE and puppies and best friends and all my 39 nieces and nephews and sisters and Moma and Daddy and and and)

1.  My internet connection. The internet and me? We’re buds. Totally. I would let them insert a jack (although when I say that my wife cackles and reminds me that I rant about the home DNA tests and people using that information for nefarious purposes).
2.  Coffee. Coffee is why I don’t kill people.
3.  My Apple products — MacBook, iMac, iPhone, iPod, iPad. Yes, please.
4.  Fabric. I’m a dedicated quilter. I need my stash.

DSP: If you could live anywhere in the world where would that be and why?

I’d move to Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Hot springs, river rafting, mountains, skiing, snowmobiling. I’m all in. I just need to get that six-figure book deal first, right? ;-)


Texan to the bone and an unrepentant Daddy’s Girl, BA spends her days with her basset hounds, getting tattooed, texting her sisters, and eating Mexican food. When she’s not doing that, she’s writing. She spends her days off watching rodeo, knitting and surfing Pinterest in the name of research. BA’s personal saviors include her wife, Julia, her best friend, Sean, and coffee. Lots of good coffee.

One Response to “Sex Scenes and the Importance of Internet Connection with BA Tortuga”

  1. Laura says:

    I think coffee has saved a lot of people from being murdered, especially in the morning.

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