1. Tell us about your newest release.
"The Substitute" is another short work in my series of tales about tradesmen. In this story, a union journeyman plumber risks his career by assuming a false identity to substitute for an injured buddy who owns a non-union plumbing business. At his first appointment, "Gary" is shocked to discover that the client is expecting sex and not plumbing services. It's lots of fun, plenty of heat and eventually a budding romance.
2. What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your story?
The way the characters all spoke with such clarity from the earliest stages. The characters know the story, so shut-up and let them tell it.
3. Do you have any interesting or quirks or rituals?
I don't think so but maybe you should ask my wife. I do have the attention span of a fly, which is why my stories are short and move quickly. I've got to keep moving or I'll lose interest. I'm sure if I went back to school for testing I would be labeled ADHD
4. What authors or friends influenced you in helping you become a writer?
I did plenty of non-fiction writing back in my white collar professional days but hadn't considered fiction until just a few years ago. I sent some stories to a friend who's a successful novelist and playwright. He told me I was a natural storyteller and had a good ear for dialogue. I was off and running.
5. What does your family think about your career as a published author?
I come from a very repressed sexual background. If my family, friends and associates knew of my interests in erotic fiction they would drop dead in horror.
6. Besides writing, what other interests do you have?
I am an avid DIYer. It's a great back drop for my stories. Bringing repair of leaky faucets and other real life home repairs into the story helps make the fantasy elements easier to believe.
7. Can you tell us what is coming up next for you?
I am hoping to finish a three part Scify/Fantasy series about The Gueschtunkina Ray Gun. One blast from this weapon puts any woman into a state of extreme sexual arousal. It's mad cap comedy/drama that takes place in locations all across the known universe.
8. How can readers connect with you online?
The my website: http://www.fictionbyspencer.com/
A substitute plumber's world turns upside down when he discovers his buddy's business is providing more than plumbing services to an exclusive female clientele.
A journeyman plumber breaks union rules, risking the loss of his career, and assumes a false identity to substitute for an injured friend who owns a non-union plumbing shop. When "Gary" arrives on the job, he is stunned to discover that the client is expecting sex and not plumbing services. It's the beginning of a day of surprises.
Motivated by his obligation to a friend and seduced by the allure of the client, "Gary" has some of the best sex of his life. He is at peace until he overhears the client making an immediate referral to a friend. Torn between conscience and friendship, he accepts the referral.
His day turns again as Britta initially spurns his services, much to "Gary's" relief, then asks him to do some plumbing work. While he is working, Britta slowly drops her hostile manner, sharing more of her personal story. "Gary" finds himself longing for a deeper connection, but has to dispel Britta's feelings of inadequacy and deal with his hidden identity.
One minute I was getting ready to install a new faucet for this really hot divorcee. The next thing I knew, she was naked, splayed out on the massive onyx granite kitchen island of her fabulous McMansion. Her legs over my shoulders, my work pants on the floor, I'm banging her furiously. She was screaming and panting, heavy breasts flopping like luscious melons, her pussy pouring out love juice over my cock while she clutched the backs of her thighs. Her head thrashed in the pile of her frosted, layered mane of silver and black hair. She was so strong I thought she was going to lift my two-hundred-pound frame from the floor as her back arched in the agony of a hard orgasm.
I was breaking all the rules that day, but the last one I ever expected to break was fucking a client on the clock. But technically, she wasn't my client.
My strange odyssey began when my plumbing trade school buddy, Steve, called me in desperation from the ER where he was being treated for a severely turned ankle.
"Dude, you gotta take this job for me today." His voice was full of mirth, making me suspect he was loaded with painkillers.
"Steve, you know I can't do that. I'm a union journeyman, and you're a non-union shop."
I couldn't work for one of my best friends, not within the rules the union had set for us. Rules that protected us from exploitation, but limited our choices.
"It's just one job, goddamnit. I don't have anyone else I can trust."
"Yeah, but that one job could cost me my career."
About the author:
Spencer Dryden is a new to writing fiction, but an old guy on the threshold of draining any reserves left in Medicare and Social Security. In real life he is a handyman, an at-home dad, inventor, and web videographer, living a quiet life in the frozen tundra of Minnesota, USA.
He earned an MBA from a prestigious Midwestern university but is so far behind on the career earnings scale of his peers that the university has offered to refund his tuition if he will return his diploma and disavow his affiliation, lest he continue to denigrate the school's impeccable brand.
He has a beautiful trophy wife ready to spend his royalties. Like all good romance writers, he has a cat but prefers to pet his wife.
This is his fourth work published by Breathless Press.
He can be reached at multiple locations:
Check out his website: http://www.fictionbyspencer.com/
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He is a regular contributor to the multiauthor blog, Oh Get A Grip: http://ohgetagrip.blogspot.com
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