Inside the Author’s Mind – George Pappas

I first read about George Pappas from another author interview he did with fellow writer, L.M. Stull.

That interview gave me great information about George’s writing. He intrigued me, enough for me to leave a comment for him. After that, I had to find out more about the man who wrote the book, Monogamy Sucks—great catchy title, and the double entendre was not lost on me.

In the serendipitous world of meeting writers online, it was wonderful to discover the extent of George’s talents. His book is an account of one man’s journey into the world of swinging, touching on a subject that many of us likely consider taboo and would never try, but are nonetheless curious about. Luckily, we can become acquainted with the life of a swinger through his book. Monogamy Sucks is told in the genre of a fictional erotic diary, and it’s  brutally honest and raw. It’s also an incredibly engaging read.

You will, no doubt, find George to be as fascinating as I do.



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Available through:

Lazy Day Publishing


Barnes and Noble

George Pappas is a Los Angeles-based novelist, blogger, poet and lyricist. Lazy Day Publishing released his second novel of erotic fiction Monogamy Sucks as an e-book in December 2010. Pappas launched the first six chapters of his novel on his blog in summer 2010 after more than 12 years of writing and researching his work. His novel explores intriguing notions about monogamy, relationships, casual sex, and the world of swinging.

Pappas is a lifelong resident of southern California and has been writing fiction since he was 15. When he’s not writing, Pappas enjoys traveling, music, reading his favorite novelists Henry Miller and Anais Nin, watching films, exploring life’s many adventures and pleasures, and living near the ocean.

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Inside George Pappas’ Mind

Which words or phrases do you most overuse? No doubt, hardly, exactly.

What turns you on creatively? Taking risks. Exploring taboo and controversial subjects either through my fiction or poetry.

What is your idea of perfect happiness? Living the writer’s life and traveling the world. To be able write every single day without having to work a soul draining day job would be bliss for me.

What quality do you most admire in a man? Confidence.

What quality do you most admire in a woman? Kindness and a good sense of humor. Someone that can laugh at themselves and doesn’t take themselves too seriously. No one likes a drama queen.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Honestly none. There’s nothing I’d rather be than a writer. I have worked as a journalist, a public relations executive and even in a warehouse. Nothing more satisfying than writing for me.

If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be? Come back? Perish the thought. But if had to come back, I think it would be interesting to come back as a woman to find out among other things what a woman experiences during orgasm and sex.

What do you consider your greatest achievement? Launching the first six chapters of my novel Monogamy Sucks on my blog last summer, obtaining a publishing deal and having my book published as an e-book in December 2010 after 12 long years of work.

What is the trait you most deplore in others? Arrogance and smug self-righteousness.

What is your present state of mind? Elated. I am very happy with the launch of my novel Monogamy Sucks, and how the editing of my next book and work on the sequel to Monogamy Sucks is going.

What is your favorite curse word? Fuck. It has so many wonderful uses both as a curse word and as a visceral description of a wonderful erotic act.

What is your motto? Oh I have so many. Here are a couple: Stay true to your dreams. Trust your instincts and don’t worry about what others think.

Connect with George Pappas



Monogamy Sucks blog

Backyard Poetry blog


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24 responses to “Inside the Author’s Mind – George Pappas

  1. I agree with you on traveling…Who would not want to see the world…Great interview and it is so nice to meet you George.


  2. L.M. Stull

    Not only is George an amazing writer, but he is also one of the most supportive, genuine people I have met on twitter. To say that meeting him has been an honor is truly the understatement of the century. I wish him nothing but success, happiness and love in his writing career and personal life.

    If you haven’t gotten to know him better, do it. Your life will be better for it.

    Here’s to you my friend!

    And another shout out to the lovely Eden Baylee for having all these fab writers on her site, being a wonderful friend and, well, just being her!


    • Hi LM, great to hear your praise for George. I feel the same way about him, and it’s always wonderful to see someone have success when they deserve it.

      Tx for your compliments. It’s my pleasure to highlight writers I truly believe in.


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  4. Dear Eden and LM,
    I loved both of your interviews.
    Thanks so much for your wonderful comments, and for each of you featuring me on your blog to spotlight more about my writing and my novel “Monogamy Sucks.”
    I am humbled and honored by your incredible and ongoing support.
    In recent months, I have been stunned by the amazing and supportive writer’s community I have found online. You both are among the best and most talented writers (and people) I have been very fortunate to have met on Twitter.
    Soon I will be interviewing each of you for my blog to feature your talents as you have done for me.
    Thanks again.
    I really don’t have the words to express my gratitude.

    George Pappas
    author of novel “Monogamy Sucks”


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  6. Great interview. You are about the third person in a week that’s said to me “trust your instincts”. (Okay, I know you weren’t talking JUST to me, but still). It’s something I have a hard time doing. My rational brain too often wants to take over and tell me my instincts aren’t based on anything I can explain, therefore they must not be ‘real’. But I am starting to get the message. Well, anyway, yes, this isn’t all about me, but I just had to say that last bit really struck me!

    I haven’t been reading that much erotica lately, but I have to confess this one sounds intriguing. I also haven’t read much erotica by men, so I’m curious if I’d be able to tell.


    • Thx for dropping by India. Instincts are a tough one, I agree. It’s a fine balance to trust it or go with rational thought.
      Erotica by men is something I find I’m enjoying more, and I do like reading from a male POV. It’s quite different, and George does it really well—definitely worth a read.


  7. Interesting interview – a new perspective on a intriguing topic.



  8. Nice interview…My reading list is getting closer to George’s book, so I’m gearing up for the read. I’m already in love with his fabulous poetry & have made reading some as a part of my daily routine. I love seeing how his mood must dictate his beautiful lines Thanks for bringing out some interesting details.

    Sammy Sutton


  9. This was a great book that I thoroughly enjoyed. I loved reading from the male’s perspective and found the story itself to be a refreshing take on sex. It was also a really great peek into the swinger lifestyle that some people may never experience first hand but may still be curious about.

    Thanks for the great interview Eden. George is great and deserves all the publicity he gets 🙂


  10. Sammy, thx for stopping by and leaving a comment. It’s greatly appreciated, and I’m beginning to read George’s poems too.

    Chrystal, I too enjoyed the male POV and found it refreshing to read.
    Oh yes, George is certainly lovely and deserves all the success coming his way.


  11. adrianakraft

    Great interview, George – someday we’re going to have to compare notes on our research into the world of swinging! Your “what would I come back as” response is the same as my other half’s – dying to experience sex in a woman’s body. Pun not intended but now that it’s there I’ll take it…



  12. Hi Adriana,
    Thanks for your kind comment. I really appreciate it.
    And yes someday we should compare notes on our swinging experiences…
    Great pun, too. LOL

    George Pappas
    author of novel Monogamy Sucks


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  14. It’s such a great title and speaks truth…


  15. Amos,

    Thanks for your kind comment about Eden’s interview and my book and its title. I’ve riled a lot people with my novel’s provocative title, but I think it best captures my character Jake Dalmas’ disatisfaction with monogamy, conventional relationships and best explains the motivation behind his intriguing journey into the swinging lifestyle.

    Thanks again,

    George Pappas
    author of novel “Monogamy Sucks”


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