Interview: Madison Woods

Name: Madison Woods

Author of: “Daddy’s Girl”

Age: 45, for a little longer.

Geographic Location: NW Arkansas, way off the beaten path

Original Hometown, if different: St. Amant, LA

Twitter: @madison_woods


Past publications: Non-fiction on Ginseng in the Ozarks (Digging Roots, a Dying Legacy). Lots of blog posts between my fiction blog, listed above as the website, and my Rural Ozarks Musings at .

What’s your favorite H.P. Lovecraft story or other Mythos story? When I first heard about Cthulhurotica, I looked up Lovecraft. So that was my first introduction to his work. I am intrigued but haven’t found a favorite, yet. Monsters with personality are a strong interest of mine, though.

What comes to mind when you think “Lovecraft” + “Erotica”? Very twisted concepts, haha. And a touch of horror that my own mind is thinking of it.

How did you hear about Cthulhurotica? A while back I participated in #zinechat on Twitter with @JaymGates and some other magazine editors and writers of stories. I think it was there that I first saw it mentioned.

What inspired your story? Haha, surely something better left unsaid.

What music or movies helped you to write this story? Believe it or not, Pirates of the Caribbean, the monster-humanoid characters, had a huge influence on how I thought of my characters.

How many rewrites did you do before submitting? Hmmm. Not enough. I found a fairly significant error after hitting ‘send’, and thought surely that would be the death blow to my submission.

What is your favorite bit?

“Smartass. I didn’t say that. But she’d know I’d likely not directly disobey a summons from Daddy.”