Eden Connor, a fellow writer, is conducting a series of interviews regarding PayPal’s recent crackdown, and the resulting threat to the presence of transgressive erotica at online bookselllers like Smashwords and All Romance eBooks. We ha a sort of free-form interview, and I waxed a little stream of consciousness about why I write what I write, what it means to me, and what I think it can mean to readers and the ‘free market’ of ideas.
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