Toronto, Canada (PressExposure) August 28, 2014 -- Dr. Soma Stanford (author's pen name) is a physician and writer in Canada. She is breaking boundaries with her new novel, Jade Wallace. Jade, the novel's protagonist, is an open-minded woman in her mid-twenties intent on exploring her own sexuality. Though it is a lesbian erotica novel with steamy sex scenes, it's also a coming of age story about love, loss and the search for meaning in life.
In an interview, Dr. Stanford stated that though the novel is fictional and not autobiographical, she does connect with the characters she's created.
"I relate to all the characters," she said. "That's the beauty of fiction, I recognize all these different parts of myself, turn them into characters, then make them interact. It helps me sort things out."
When asked why she decided to write under a pen name, she said, "I'll 'come out' as a writer of erotica soon enough. But I'm still early in my medical career, and I'm uncertain about the degree to which the medical community will accept this tale of sex and experimental drug use coming from a doctor. I'll reveal my identity when I'm ready."
A major theme in the book is addiction, something that Dr. Stanford knows all too well.
"I'm substance free now," said Dr. Stanford, "though my caffeine intake has become completely excessive as a result! There's no doubt that I'm an addict. I've done almost every substance under the sun, and I know that at any moment I could go back into it. One of the goals of Jade Wallace was to explore the theme of addiction, in all its faces, in all its tricky ways. Hopefully the book can help others in that sense."
'Jade Wallace,' the novel, will be released on amazon.com on August 30, 2014, and will be free for download as an e-book until September 1, 2014.
Contact information: Soma Stanford; firstname.lastname@example.org