Sunday, October 18, 2015
Sam's Halloween - Giving Credit Where It's Due
All of those stories are legitimate and be great reads. However, I don't ever want to write the same story that every other writer does with the only difference being the first names of the characters. I didn't want to write this story for awhile because I didn't want to repeat what other authors had already done. I don't think I could improve on Ann Michelle's Grounded in Heels, for a sibling rivalry story for instance.
I decided that the only way to do this story was to do what Quentin Tarantino does--acknowledge my source material and then try and create something original about it. Sam's Halloween is the first story in a new series of books that follows his feminization and humiliation of a high school senior named Sam at the hands of his step-sister and her friends. Halloween is where they first set him up, but it is not the end of their plans to humiliate and torment him.
The dedication for Sam's Halloween reads:
For Ann Michelle who wrote Grounded in Heels, Parker who wrote Princess, and Jamie who wrote The Triplets. So many great authors of feminization fiction have come before me and I owe them all a huge debt of thanks whether their names are remembered or not.
Ann Michelle's Grounded in Heels is one of my favorite stories. My character of Taylor owes a lot to his story as does the overall scene. I named my character Sam in tribute to the protagonist of that story.
Parker's Princess is free on websites like Fictionmania. I loved how the main character was set up and my character of Gwen owes a bit to Janice in this story.
I believe Jamie's The Triplets is out of stock at Reluctant Press, but it was one of the best stories I ever read where a pair of wicked sisters dominate a step-brother. I can't think of anything specifically I borrowed from that story, but it definitely led to my appreciation of this type of story.
I hope I did justice to these great writers. As the series goes on, I'll be including other authors who inspired me.