Interview with Pam Godwin, Author of Lessons in Sin

29 Jun 2021

What can you tell us about your new release, Lessons in Sin?

It’s a forbidden slow burn with a snarky, spitfire heroine and her cold, rigid, deliciously irresistible Catholic school teacher, who happens to be a priest. Their chemistry is addictive, their love story reluctant but breathtakingly unstoppable. It’s a standalone set in the dangerous world of the Midnight Dynasty. 

What or who inspired you to become an author?

As an avid horror reader, I crave romance in my favorite chilling stories. But Dark Romance didn’t exist fifteen years ago, and Erotic Horror was very hard to find. So in 2009, I started writing the books I wanted to read. 

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

  • Kushiel’s Legacy by Jacqueline Carey
  • Land of the Beautiful Dead by R Lee Smith
  • Last Hour of Gann by R Lee Smith
  • Witching Hour by Anne Rice
  • The Stand by Stephen King 

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

Jacqueline Carey. I would ask her (beg her) to write another all-consuming fantasy universe like Kushiel’s Legacy. 

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

The constant challenge. With every book I write, I study, research, and strive to be a master of my craft. An impossible goal, but I live to obtain it. 

What is a typical day like for you?

I wake with my husband at 6:30 AM. I drink my first cup of coffee with him while watching the news. At 7:00, he goes to his home office, and I go to mine. I work until 5:00 PM (plotting, research, business tasks, writing, etc). Then I spend a couple of hours with the hubby before returning to my cave to write until early morning. When I’m on a deadline, I skip the break in the evening. 

What scene from Lessons in Sin was your favorite to write?

The crucifix-kissing scene. I drew inspiration from my Catholic schoolgirl days when I was forced to kiss the feet of Jesus on the crucifix. Needless to say, the scene was cathartic to write. 

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

“Everyone is suffering.” There’s never enough compassion in the world. So be kind.  

Pam Godwin is the author of the new book Lessons in Sin

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