Interview with Author Xavier Axelson

You can find out more about Xavier at his website (here)


He is also the Los Angeles Sex Advice Columnist for, contributes regularly to Queer Magazine Online, and writes a column for All Bear Online Magazine
has worked in the adult industry for over 15 years.  During this time,
he has assisted countless people with exploring their healthy sexual
needs, questions, and lifestyles.  He has trained as a dungeon master,
worked for a notorious Hollywood Madame as a consultant and as a talent
agent for the adult film industry. 
Xavier has several degrees in fields such as communications, library technology, and literature.

1. What made you decide to start writing?

I had all these stories in my head and wanted to share them with other

2. How did you come up with the characters in your books?

They come to me as I write.  I
usually have an idea and as I start writing the characters come and visit.

3. Do you relate to any of the experiences in your books?

I write about loss, freedom, grief, sex and pleasure so yes I relate…to
all of those things.

4. Which book did you enjoy writing the most?

I really enjoyed writing The Birches; it was a break from the heaviness
of The Incident and Dock was super fun.

5. Out of all the places you contribute columns and advice which is your

I love my column at I’ve interviewed a really bizarre mix
of people and I love that aspect of it.

6. Over the last 15 years how has the adult industry changed?

I think the adult porn industry is becoming more like a 1940’s studio
system.  There are several major
production companies running things and then a bunch of rogue people with
handhelds undermining the structure.
It’s a strange business.  I left
that side of things in 2007 and what I noticed was a more aggressive style of
direction coming into play and I wasn’t a fan of that style.

7. You’ve gotten multiple degrees, which one was the hardest to get?

I think going back to school for my Library Tech certification was
difficult because I was so much older and working full time.

8. What is your favorite place to go to write?

My home in complete silence.

9. Do you read a lot?

Constantly.  My poor eyes.

10. What is your favorite type of books to read and authors?

I’m reading a strange mix of books right now and for some reason am
struggling to get into any of them.  But
I do love any fiction that takes place in the 1900’s.

11. How do you like living in California?

I am a true Californian now, I can’t imagine living anywhere else,
except Patagonia. I love LA.

12. Do you have any hobbies?

Causing trouble is my favorite hobby and I’m oh so good at it!

13. If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go?

Venus…oh wait, that’s not in this world…does that count?

14. If you could spend the day with someone who would it be? (Dead or Alive)

Anne Boleyn

15. What advice would you give to other people who want to become adult
industry writers or advice people?

People who want to get into porn?
Umm, think twice.
Writers?  Do you scribe, just do
General advice?  Don’t squat with
your spurs on.

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