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Shortly before our book venture began, I hired Richard to ghostwrite my memoirs. I intended that the effort produce a simple, non-commercial accounting that I could pass on to my daughter when she was old enough to understand and appreciate my life's endeavors.
But a funny thing happened. As we captured my life into a preliminary outline, we became aware that my memoirs told an unusual and interesting story. What I did my last two years of high school, my first years as a deluxe call girl with a day job in real estate, my three years with Felipe-my almost husband-and my husband of five years Sterling was unique.
Not only had I discovered personal independence and a healthy affinity for men, but my entrepreneurial bent for organizing my life to attain certain goals, it seemed to us, made a compelling story. We decided we would make my memoirs into three, possibly four, books. We titled the series Tales of Etoile.
But for whom would we write such a story? Who would our audience be? Without these answers we would never develop a voice our readers would like.
Here's what we decided. After a lot of informal research into who reads memoirs and erotica, and after digesting feedback from a dozen beta readers, the persona of our ideal customer would be: female, intelligent, independent, probably over 30; who likes explicit sexual narrative; who likes her heroine's sexual activities more closely tied to reality than a
If you know this person, please give us a call.