A Playful Tale Of Father Daughter Incest!
1. What do you feel will most likely capture your reader’s attention regarding your book?
The premise! We all know about tasteful nude calendars of female athletics teams and buffed firemen. I got to thinking, what if schools raised money that way as well? And what if a headmaster discovered he could sell calendars all over the world if they featured his best looking female students and their daddies, shot tastefully nude taking care of course to conceal the fathers’ excitement.
2. What other books would you compare to your own story?
No books, but a Portuguese film from 1995 called “God’s Comedy” about a man who convinces local girls to bathe in the milk and sit in the eggs that he uses to make his award winning ice cream. He is creating his ice cream in the spirit in which I am writing these stories, as a stance against the late-capitalist condition. It’s an incredible movie that I would recommend to my readers.
3. What inspired the title of your latest book?
Everyone likes calendar girls and I like stories with either the words Daddy or Daughter in their titles. I also like light titles that let readers know sex in my stories is never nasty, but pretty and pink.
4. Taken as a whole, what moral, social, or political questions does your story discuss?
Incest is a metaphor. We’re all told we have to be like Napoleon and take over the world with grand enterprises. We’re supposed to be fiercely independent. We’re encouraged to mate with someone exotic from the other side of the world.
But Andy Warhol was living with his mother when he turned the art world on its head. His art questions the cult of the individual genius who projects his will on the world.
I accept we have to live and succeed in the competitive world I’ve described, but for those times when we need to clear our heads from the dramas, an incest story can be like curling back into the womb.
5. Artistically or literarily, were there any challenges creating your story’s dynamics?
I like stories where a unique premise pushes the main characters naturally to the brink of transgression. The question then becomes one of creating obstacles and surprises on the way to that moment. I would hope the reader is rewarded by the surprise in this story that something even more exciting awaits in scene-two that scene-one merely foreshadows.
Then, the sex scenes. For me these need to operate on multiple levels, to create a reader experience like sex itself. I don’t know anyone who thinks about where their arms or legs are when they’re having sex, or even where their sensitive nerves are. Instead we enter a dream state. All sort of mental follies mix with the physical. The accompaniments to the physical action in this story are the calendar and as with all of my stories the protagonist’s ruminations about transgressing mores.
6. How do you feel the cover highlights your story?
As well as just finding a model who fits the description of Shelby, I’ve used colors and fonts to help reassure readers that they won’t be confronted by any bullying characters. Lisa Smiles’ stories are playful, gentle even ethical.
As for “morals”, those are metaphysical. I won’t adjust to the mob by even entering into moral discussions. They have no place in a post-Enlightenment world.
7. Share with us an interesting fact or moment in your book.
A daughter’s vagina is of equal depth to the length of her daddy’s penis, as though each were cast from the other. Those are the kinds of “facts” you will learn in my stories. There is no one you can share them with, and they’re not true.
8. What is your favorite part or scene in your book?
Where other men may get excited going to the office and seeing their secretary, or going to the city and seeing strippers, the protagonist Charles gets an erection pulling into his driveway and seeing his house.
9. What appeals to you most about writing for this genre?
I write this genre for the reasons mentioned above (to resist the Napoleon tenor of contemporary culture) but also BECAUSE mainstream capitalist giants like Amazon and Sony won’t publish stories involving sex between characters who are blood related, even though they are consenting adults and not doing anything that is illegal to do or portray. That makes this the most subversive genre my conscience and sensibilities will permit me to write. This genre is for our times what novels set in subterranean worlds used to be Hypnerotomachia Poliphili or Under the Hill by Aubrey Beardsley, for instance. Hypnerotomachia Poliphili (1499) sits with Botticelli and other works from the time of the bonfire of vanities, a great moment in the wrestle between free people and the church. Under the Hill is a classic example of a book being banned by power brokers of the Victorian era. Clearing free space for free speech and free thought, even if it’s only with smut (though I refute that it is ONLY smut), helps create the culture of free inquiry societies need to be innovative and responsive to the challenges facing our species and planet.
10. Is there a place readers can leave feedback or comments such as social media sites or email?
Yes, please, tell me what you think!! My twitter handle is @LisaSmilesTime and I respond to all emails sent to LisaSmilesConnect@g___l.c_m (my gmail account).