Sometime last year, I read a guest post about an author who wrote a Fifty Shades of Grey parody book set in the world of Alice in Wonderland. I couldn’t help but read it; the picture of the cover drew me in. It was an expertly illustrated mushroom made to look like a penis. As I read the post, I learned the author sold more than 10,000 copies of the book over the course of two weeks. While I wasn’t hurting for money, I became jealous of the author’s success. I purchased her book to see if I could understand the appeal.
I’d never really read much erotica. The book was clever and did a fantastic job laying the erotica motif over the classic tale. With thousands of classic tales ripe for the picking, I decided to try my hand at writing an erotic parody. I picked my tale (the identity of which I’ll keep to myself) and went to work.