Interview with Veronica Frances, author of 'Let's Talk About Tickling'

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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Thanks for stopping by, Veronica. Can you tell us what your book, Let's Talk About Tickling, is about?

Let’s Talk About Tickling gives readers an in-depth look into the tickling fetish. It also shows them the importance of good communication in relationships. It discusses how to bring tickling and other related fetishes into the mix and how to communicate what each other’s needs are. It also discusses the importance of having a rich fantasy life and creative ways to bring fantasies into the bedroom.

Let’s Talk About Tickling is a journey into sensuality and sheds a light on tickling like never before; illuminating tickling’s many facets. This book will clue readers in to aspects of tickling they never even knew existed and at the same time, clue them in on the untapped sensual hideaways within themselves.

Why did you write your book?

I felt it was time to introduce the world to the art and magic of tickling. I also wanted to help my readers understand fetishes better, so that they may also understand the depth in which their own sensuality can go. I also wanted to help people understand their partners better, or anyone they might be close to who has a strong fetish, particularly a tickling fetish.

What kind of message is your book trying to tell your readers?

That it is vitally important to embrace your sensuality. Self-acceptance and having a healthy, accepting relationship with yourself is essential for long-term happiness in life and in relationships with others.

We also need more laughter in our lives and tickling definitely can help accomplish that. Although tickling can cause many other reactions as well and can lead us down an intense sensual path if we let it. Tickling is the gateway to sex and intimacy on many different levels.

Who influenced you to write your book?

I influenced myself on this one. I have always been very self-motivated, especially when it comes to writing and anything creative.

Have you suffered from writer’s block and what do you do to get back on track?

I have suffered from writer’s block. I usually listen to music that inspires me and try to get my internal creative energy going. I find coffee sometimes helps me become more clear and able to create again after a period of writer’s block.

If we were to meet for lunch to talk books, where would we go?

We would probably go to a good Sushi place or a nice French restaurant.

What do you like to do for fun?

I love listening to music, writing, trying new foods, playing backgammon, street fairs, movies, laughing, singing, and exploring the metaphysical realm. Oh yes, lots of tickling, of course!

What do you like the most about being an author?

I can dive into the never-ending maze of my creative mind and bring my readers all the treasures that I find.

What kind of advice would you give other non-fiction authors?

Find your inner voice and your personal truth. Let your inner voice guide you on your writing path. When writing non-fiction and finding our own inner truth, we often learn much about ourselves in the process. If you are open to learning from yourself, you can teach others and help guide them to their own personal truth.