Veronica Frances is the author of the gutsy, no-holds-barred novel, Tickling Daphne H. Her new non-fiction book Let’s Talk About Tickling sheds a refreshing new light on the subject. She is known as the TickleWriter in some circles.
Veronica also writes under her real name, Stacey Handler. Stacey is the author of The Body Burden; Living In The Shadow Of Barbie. Her book was featured in Jump Magazine, Australian Women’s Weekly, The National Enquirer, and several other publications, radio shows and cable TV shows.
Stacey excels at public speaking, singing, composing, and writing. She is a singer-songwriter, poet, and has written in many different styles. She has an album and several singles available, including her two popular anthems, Ain’t No Skinny Little Thing and Soap Opera Diva.
She lives in New York City, where she continues to write erotica, fiction, poetry and non-fiction.
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About the Book:
Title: Let’s Talk About Tickling
Author: Veronica Frances
Publisher: Blue Note Books
Genre: Non-fiction/Erotic Literature/Self Improvement
Let’s Talk About Tickling is an honest, straightforward discussion about tickling. Discover the many different aspects of tickling—the fantasies, the realities, the many paradoxes of the tickling fetish and how to come to terms with ones own sensuality.
A refreshing and very welcome find, Let’s Talk About Tickling is for anyone who wishes to expand their awareness of tickling and other related fetishes. This book will be of great interest to anyone who wants to get in touch with their sensual self, whether they have a tickling fetish or not.
Author Veronica Frances offers her readers the chance to improve their relationships in and out of the bedroom by shining a light on the powerful significance of tickling. She reminds us that tickling is not merely the whisper of a feather on the flesh. It is an echo that calls us from deep within, beckoning us to listen and respond.
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- Let’s Talk About Tickling is available at Amazon.
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- Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.
- Visit the book’s Facebook page.
- Read excerpt here.
Thank you for this interview, Veronica. Can you tell us a little about yourself and how long you’ve been writing?
I have been writing ever since childhood. I published my first book fifteen years ago and have grown very much as a writer since then. I realized I wanted to write erotic fiction as well as erotic non-fiction. I was always writing poems and erotic stories in high school, but I dreamed of writing a non-fiction erotic book that would help people in some way and I have finally accomplished that with my new book, Let’s Talk About Tickling.
Can you tell us more about Stacey Handler?
Sure. Stacey Handler is the other name that I write under and is my real name. Veronica Frances sort of just came to me one day as an idea for a pseudonym I could use for all of my erotic tickling writing.
Under my real name, I have written and published a book on body image that includes poetry and prose. I also write all kinds of other poetry. I am also a singer-songwriter and have worked as a professional clairvoyant, empath and clairaudient.
You mentioned you wrote a book on body image under your real name. Can you explain how that relates to an interesting tidbit about your family?
Yes. My grandmother Ruth Handler created the Barbie Doll. The Ken doll was named after my father and the Barbie Doll after my aunt. The Stacey doll was named after yours truly.
As you can imagine, growing up having Barbie as a plastic family member made my own body-image issues a rather formidable challenge at times.
My book is called The Body Burden; Living In the Shadow of Barbie. It helped a lot of women find the road to self-acceptance and I did quite a bit of public speaking on the subject. I do feel that I have grown a lot as a writer since then, so I don’t talk about my first book all that much anymore. I prefer to focus on what inspires me to write as the woman that I am today.
Do you continue to speak out about the importance of having a positive body image?
Yes. My original song, Ain’t No Skinny Little Thing encourages women to feel empowered and beautiful, no matter what body negativity society continues to throw at them. Ain’t No Skinny Little Thing is available on iTunes.
Can you tell us briefly what your new book, Let’s Talk About Tickling, is about?
Let’s Talk About Tickling talks about the many different aspects of tickling. It deals with the psychological, the physical and the emotional aspects of the tickling fetish, as well as giving tons of useful advice about how to bring more sensuality and laughter into your relationships and your life in general.
It is not simply a book about tickling. It is a book about discovering your true sensual self and sharing that information with your partner. It emphasizes the importance of communicating your fantasies and desires, so that your relationship does not become stale. While tickling is the main fetish my book deals with, it also discusses other related fetishes and many other informative tips on keeping your sensual-self alive, as well as your personal relationships.
Would you consider your latest book, let’s talk about tickling, to be a one of a kind? How so?
Yes. There are several books surfacing about tickling, most of them fiction, but I haven’t really found any that delve quite as deeply into the psychological aspects of the tickling fetish as let’s talk about tickling does.
What makes my book unique is how it taps into the emotional and spiritual parts of tickling and how tickling and laughter can actually better our lives.
What questions do people ask you when you tell them about this book?
People are extremely curious as to how I can write an entire book on the subject of tickling. My answer would be that tickling is not only the gateway to sex, but the gateway to tons of discussion about sensuality, laughter, foreplay, flirtation, the inner child, fun and of course, BDSM and role-play.
People want to know if my book is a book about BDSM. Tickle-play can be anything you want it to be and it can lead us down the adventurous pathways of BDSM. However, tickling can be just as much fun without BDSM. So, my book is not primarily a BDSM book, but I do talk about the subject whenever I feel it applies to a certain chapter or activity.
What was your greatest challenge writing this book?
This was a very challenging book for me because there were so many subjects to cover. It was very difficult figuring out the right order for the chapters. There are 68 chapters in Let’s Talk About Tickling. I was constantly moving the chapters around and for a while it felt like I was playing musical chapters and it was very frustrating. I wanted the chapters to flow and it took a while to get them just right, to where I was happy with them.
What’s one fun fact about your book people should know?
Tickling is the gateway to sex.
Can you tell us where we can find you on the web?
You can contact me and check out my blog via my website: http://www.ticklewriter.com
You can also follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TickleWriter