May ALL Your Fantasies Come True. This is the motto of Katie Santee, an erotic romance author best known for her hot, steamy short stories in Passions and Pleasures and You Were Mine For A Time.
Katie started writing when she was 18 years old. English piqued her interest in the craft, particularly poetry. This pushed her to join a contest held by the International Society of Poets in 2000. “When I was in high school, I used to sit and write poetry,” she said.
“They liked my work and the next thing I know, I’m in Washington, DC at their convention, participating as a semi-finalist. That was exciting,” Katie said.
Unfortunately, she failed to make the cut. But her poem was published in their album, and she received a medallion and a plaque. She joined the following year and her poetry was published in their book again. They also gave her another plaque and medal.
“It was an experience to remember,” said Katie, which made her believe she could put her thoughts on paper. However, she would only write again in 2005 while she was recovering from a car accident.
“With injuries that took a long time to recover from, I began to write again at the prompting of my friend at my bookstore. She needed a writer for a sex website and asked me to write her a story,” Katie narrated.
Katie published You Were Mine For A Time in October 2014, then Passions and Pleasures on February 14, 2017. Her first short story book contains four stories, while her second work has 12.
A lot of people ask if her stories are life experiences. “You can’t write sexual things that you know nothing about. Does that mean I’ve done everything I write about? Only I know the answer to that,” Katie said.
Most of her story ideas come to her when she’s behind the wheel. The 69-year-old author said, “it’s like someone is talking to me and putting the story into my brain. I know that sounds weird, but it happens all the time.”
For Katie, literary success doesn’t have to be authoring a best-seller. “I think just knowing that you’ve made an impression on someone, or that something you said in your writing has impacted someone in a positive way, you have accomplished something great,” she said.