Tobsha Learner was born and raised in England; she now divides her time between the UK and the USA and Australia. She is also a playwright and her other genres include historical fiction and thrillers. Her thriller persona is T.S. Learner (Sphinx, The Map).
For me erotica always emerges out of the psychology and power-play between my characters – in this way it is never sex for sex’s sake. I am also interested in the twist in the short story genre – the sting in the tail and many of my short stories tend to have an ironic surprise. I also like historical settings, the use of humour and the bathos both love and sex often place ordinary people in.
Some of my erotica has supernatural elements, almost like adult fables. I am interested in relationship – the fantastic and the political, redemption and moral ambiguity. As a writer I aspire toward creating great characterisation that makes landscape visceral.
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