Carrie Fulk Vaughn (C.V. Madison) is a licensed massage therapist, author, feminist and gamer full of schadenfreude pie and Mountain Dew. She pens science fiction, urban fantasy, horror and steampunk with a side of romance. Her characters are straight, LGBTQIA and some shades not on the spectrum. She has been published in both fiction and non-fiction publications through Dark Moon Press, Llewellyn, Breathless Press, Jupiter Gardens Press and Circlet.
Through the month of November, she can be found in local coffee houses, over caffeinated and armed with her trusty laptop as she strives to bang out 50,000 words in 30 days for National Novel Writer’s Month. She serves as a Municipal Liaison for Columbus, Ohio. She also hosts a monthly writing group.
C.V. reviews mobile games for the Caffeine Crew on Bored Gaming. She is a member of the Caffeine Crew press team and live tweets from conventions.
She is a writer for the D20 Girls magazine and blog as a member of the Columbus D20 Girls. She has served as assistant game head for MARCON 50. C.V. runs tabletop gaming for local conventions. Her games of choice are World of Darkness (both old and new), Rifts, Faery’s Tale, Magic the Gathering and World of Warcraft/Hearthstone. You can add her on Battle.net as Lockefox#1192 or on Steam as DeAubreyDigest. Her Origin ID is suscitate.
She often procrastinates on Twitter and you should probably talk to her there.
Connect with CV:
- You used to write with a pen name. How did you get that name?
- My given name was taken by an established Science Fiction author, so I used my first and last initial and the last name of my dear friend Krystel Madison. She urged me to get back into writing after I’d given it up for several years. She was my first critique partner and a huge support when I got my feet back under me again.
- If you couldn’t be a writer, what would your dream profession be?
- I have three passions in life: writing, coffee and massage therapy. I already work in my ideal profession. I am a licensed massage therapist and I love every minute of what I do. I spent three years working in a coffee house while I went to school for massage. I miss getting to the coffee house before everyone showed up and brewing all the coffee for the day. I miss pulling shots of espresso and making latte art. Writing has been a passion for years and I don’t look to give it up any time soon.
- What is the most difficult thing for you to write?
- I have a difficult time writing sex scenes, as silly as that sounds. It takes a lot of effort and extra help from crit partners and editors to get the scene just right. Heterosexual scenes are more difficult than gay or lesbian scenes.
- How much research do you do for the things you write?
- It depends on the subject. If it were about the three things I know well, I wouldn’t need to research. For the things I don’t know well, I do research. A steampunk story I wrote involved a character working on a steam engine. I know nothing about steam engines, so I employed Google-fu and asked questions of people on Twitter.
- What is your favorite genre to write?
- I like to write M/M fiction and urban fantasy. I would also like to write young adult.
- What are your hobbies?
- I collect ball joint dolls. My first doll was a Resinsoul Pixiu and was to be the base to mod for a demon version of my character Baby. My second doll was a Resinsoul Gang. I’ve made him into my character Makiros. I am also into cosplay. I’ve done Blood Seras Victoria from Hellsing, Reno and Lucrecia from Final Fantasy VII and Riku from Kingdom Hearts. I also have a World of Warcraft habit. It’s more a hobby than just a game.