Quintette asks writers five quick questions. This week’s interview is with:
1. What’s the name of your latest story – and how hard was it to pick a title?
Tyler Knoll: Originally it was titled Just for Fun as that’s why it was written, but no one wanted to read it because they’d never heard of an author by that name.
A.B. Gayle: For good reason! You didn’t exist before then!
Tyler Knoll: See what I have to put up with?!?! And she uses nearly as many exclamation marks as I do! Well, anyway, this nice lady, Lily Velden, from Wayward Ink Publishing read it and decided it was funny and worth sharing with the world — or with Ms A.B. Gayle’s friends at least.
A.B. Gayle: You have to admit that’s at least more than your circle of friends. How many have you got now? Rupert isn’t talking to you. Robert is convinced you’re after his job, and Gareth…
Tyler Knoll: Shhh. Please don’t use the G word. It’s banned at our place.
A.B. Gayle: Exactly! You need me even if you don’t want to admit it.
2. If you could choose anyone from any time period, who would you cast as the leads in your latest story?
Tyler Knoll: I think you can tell from the video that I’m perfect for the part. As for the plethora of G… (Oops, nearly used the G word myself)
A.B. Gayle: Guys you fuck?
Tyler Knoll: Please, that’s just tacky. I prefer to think of them as stepping stones on my path to discovering my one true love.
A.B. Gayle: Ooh, you used the “L” word!
Tyler Knoll: Hey, you’re the one who said no one would read it, if it didn’t have a happy monogamous ending!
A.B. Gayle: I said that was one of the reasons no one would like it. Big difference.
Tyler Knoll: Now, who’s being snarky? But to answer this nice lady’s question. There are three photos of one of the actors who would be perfect in the video trailer, and another is mentioned explicitly in the book, but you have to read the book and look at the trailer to work out who is who. Doing otherwise would be a massive SPOILER. Here, check out the Just for Fun trailer.
As for the guy I end up with? That I will leave to your imagination. He’s shy.
3. What five words best describe your story?
Tyler Knoll: Fun! Happy! Amusing! Witty! Entertaining!
A.B. Gayle: Humph. I would have used Unlikely porn. Preposterous plot. Far-fetched fantasy. Poorly written BDSM and corny romance
Tyler Knoll: Whose fault is that?
A.B. Gayle: Good point. Doesn’t mean I’m wrong
Tyler Knoll: Anyway you used thirteen words, or does a hyphenated word count as one?
A.B. Gayle: Sigh. Have I mentioned lately that you give me a headache?
Tyler Knoll: Ha, ha. To quote a character who shall remain nameless. I am what you take for a headache!
4. Who is your favourite fictional couple?
A.B. Gayle: Ben and Nik from John Wiltshire’s “More Heat than the Sun” series
Tyler Knoll: (Silence)
A.B. Gayle: What? Is that a pout I see? Read the question, she said “favourite Fictional” character. I can’t use you two!
5. What song always makes you cry?
A.B. Gayle: Take Me to Church by Hozier makes me cry, particularly if accompanied by the original video.
Once I realised what was going to happen, I had to stop watching. I prefer watching this one.
Tyler Knoll: For once we are in agreement! Thankfully, now in the United States we can get the gold ring, picket fence and two and a half dogs statistically speaking (otherwise known as the GRPFATAAHDSS!)
About Tyler Knoll’s Just For Fun
Tyler Knoll was born one wild, stormy night in April 2013.
Of course, Tyler might tell you he was born twenty years earlier, but should we believe anything he says? That’s for you to decide.
In Tyler’s first adventure—like many a gay man before him—he was SNARED by gay porn, wallowing in tales of bigger, stronger, harder….
Then his fickle mind was seduced and SHREDDED by the prospect of BDSM and slavery.
When a Big Misunderstanding SLASHED at Tyler’s sanity, almost costing him his life, he turned to another genre for his salvation. But even this encounter proved potentially hazardous—not from freezing temperatures, but at the hands of irate fans.
Finally, tired and SCREWED by all his trials and tribulations, he discovers—like many storybook heroes before him—that sometimes Mr. Right is closer than we think.
About AB Gayle
Unlike many authors, A.B. Gayle hasn’t been writing stories all her life. Instead she’s been living life.
Her travels have taken her from the fjords of Norway to the southern tip of New Zealand. In between, she’s worked in so many different towns she’s lost count. A.B. has shoveled shit in cow yards, mustered sheep, been polite to customers, traded insults with politicians. Sometimes she needs to be forgiven as she get confused as to who needs what where.
Now living in Sydney, Australia, A.B. finally has time to allow her real life experiences to morph with her fertile imagination in order to create fiction that she hopes her readers will enjoy.
Best known for her Opposites Attract series, A.B. values feedback on her writing, both negative and positive.
Buy Tyler Knoll’s Just For Fun