My First Smut is a recurring feature where we talk about our formative smut experiences. These short confessionals may include such details as: What book did you read? How old were you? Were there other people involved? What made the experience special? What role does smut play in your life?
This week, after a long hiatus, My First Smut returns with a guest post by romance novelist Susan Craig. (You can find our reviews of her books here.)
Thinking back…wayback… to my first introduction to romance novels.
I was twenty-two years old and living on the South side of Chicago, four houses down the street from the tiny elementary school where my husband taught. I’d taught there too, until our daughter was born. Now I was a stay-at-home mom caring for a beautiful little girl.
Very stay-at-home. We had no car. In those days, we took the bus anywhere further than a walk away. It was easy. No need for schedules. You simply went to the stop and waited. Within fifteen minutes, your bus would come. But in the cold December weather, even with excellent public transport, I was not inclined to do much travelling with a baby.
So my daughter and I spent most of our time alone in our second floor walk-up.
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