My real name is not Saoirse Roghan. It’s my pen name—I still have two teenagers living in my nest with two more off on their own, one married and the other engaged! Did I mention I was a grandmother too! It’s all very exciting.
But the name Saoirse means something. There is a reason I choose it.
I’m told ‘Saoirse’ means “Freedom” and ‘roghan’ means “choice”. You folks closer to the Gaelic will let me know if I’m right or not, but it’s going to stick, unless I find out it means something horrible.
And the gorgeous redhead pictured here isn’t me either….although it came pretty close 20 years ago!
I have always loved to write and read and read and read. I still have the first book I ever wrote in the second grade entitled, “All about Gravity”. It was hand written with holes hand punched up the side and bound up with yarn. It even has a hard bound cover made from cardboard!
I wrote the first book that I would ever share with any living, breathing soul when I was in the 7th grade at The School of the Immaculate Conception. I sat behind Pete Tutullo back then and when I finished writing a chapter, I’d pass it to him. Pete said it was the best book he’d ever read. In the interest of full disclosure, I’m obligated to inform you that Pete was never much of a reader, and I already wore a C bra cup.
I like to think he just knew a great author when he sat in front of her.
At the tender young age of 20 something I encountered the first book I ever read on BDSM. It intrigued me and I was hooked! So I am not too surprised to find myself writing stories about ttwd and choosing to incorporate some of its fundamental principals in my marriage of 20 years.
The characters in my books struggle with some of the things I’ve struggled with through the years of trying to make everything work and figuring life out. Sometimes I feel that they evolve as I do. None of them are perfect, but then again neither am I. I have some pretty strong beliefs when it comes to politics, the government and social services since I worked for a number of years with troubled children and I’ve seen how it all works, or doesn’t work sometimes. I like to include situations in my stories that I hope will offer food for thought for my readers that may be looking for something more to read than just about getting spanked.
I like to think, and I like to make other people think. Don’t get me wrong. My heroines still get their fair share of red, warmed up bottoms while they try to deal with everything life throws at them. But I want you to fall in love with my characters and share in their joys and sorrows. I want you to feel as though you’re catching up with an old friend or maybe making a new one when you read one of my books.
I would love to hear from you if you’ve ever had the chance to read anything I’ve written. Drop me a line or two and let me know what you think!
You can also visit me at: GivingWay.org