Sessha Batto Interview!

Swords, sex, and awesome…welcome Sessha Batto to the blog!


  1. Tell us about yourself in fifteen words or less.

I’m a sword carrying Buddhist who writes angsty homoerotic stories usually set in Japan.

  1. How do you define “erotic”?

For me, something needs to turn on my mind as much as my body in order to be erotic.

  1. What makes erotica different than other genres (besides the knockage of boots)?

Sex gives us a look at someone with all their barriers down, it is one of the most revealing things we do (or don’t do, as the case may be).

  1. Where do you find inspiration for your work?

Everywhere, an overheard snippet of conversation, a picture, something that catches my mind and won’t let go.

  1. What sets you apart from other erotic work out there?

My characters tend to be obviously flawed, even broken, and their internal journey is as important as the external one.

  1. Pick one of your erotic works–if it were made into a movie, who’d play the various characters and why?

To be honest, I never imagined any of them as a movie, I’m not sure they’d translate well to the screen. The pictures in my head don’t match any actors I know, either.

  1. Where can readers connect with you and find your work online?

The best place to find me is my website You can also find me on facebook, and on twitter @SesshaBatto. 

**Wild! Question: What famous person in history would you love to have a roll in the hay with and why?**

This is such a tricky question 😉 Hmmmmm, I think I’d choose Miyamoto Mushashi, the greatest practitioner of Japanese swordsmanship, so we’d have something to talk about afterward 😉 


Sessha Batto turned to writing full time after a twenty year stint in video production editing, scripting and creating motion graphics. Concealed in Shadows, the first book in her Shinobi saga was released in June, the second volume Struggle for Balance will be released in November. Her first novel Strength of Will is currently being edited for re-release. Her short story Wintersong is included in Dancing in the Dark: An Anthology of Erotica. Her Celtic fairy tale Amadan na Briona is part of eightcuts gallery’s Once Upon a Time in a Gallery exhibit. Her short story The Poetry Game is included in New Sun Rising:Stories for Japan, an anthology for tsumani relief. Originally from Belfast, she lives in the States with her husband, son, very old cat and too many swords.  

You can find her books at Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble and OmniLit/AllRomance.

Sessha’s Latest Release:


About violetwilliamserotica

I'm an erotica writer that spends my days camped out at coffee shops, weaving naughty tales that aren't for the faint of heart.
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3 Responses to Sessha Batto Interview!

  1. eden baylee says:

    Fabulous answers Sessha!

  2. ravendane says:

    Sessha is a wonder….a fantastic film maker, book cover designer and a wonderfully original author.

  3. Bill Kirton says:

    Intriguing. I’d so much like to have heard more of what’s behind these sometimes enigmatic answers. I especially enjoyed the final one – the last 8 words are perfect.

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