I had a fantastic time delivering my “Imagining Sex” erotic romance writing workshop last week. Twice. First at a monthly Maryland Romance Writers meeting and then at New Jersey Romance Writers’ fantastic Put Your Heart in a Book Conference. They were great, smart audiences at both venues — if you’ve done any teaching, I’m sure … Continue reading Once is Not Enough
And a sheepish apology. Because, dear bewildered contest-lovers — you are not going blind. My current contest should indeed have ended on October 3 (as you were quite quite sure my contest page said), and not November 14 (as it clearly says now). Apologies. I messed up. So intently was I preparing my erotic writing … Continue reading Sense and Sensuality Basket Contest Update
Am I the only erotic writer who looks to Jane Austen as a muse? This and other items of note posted at the History Hoydens Blog. Come on over and chat.
A man wakes up in a strange bed, with only a whiff of lovely scent to remind him how he got there: He sniffed: rosemary and lavender [hanging from the ceiling beams to dry]. And something else, spicy as cinnamon, tart as lemon. A woman. The sheets of her bed smelled like her. — from … Continue reading Sense and Sensuality — for a wonderful cause
Will write soon about our terrific trip to Mexico and what I’m thinking about otherwise. But meanwhile, here are some nice links, both to the Dear Author blog. One about my first sale, and one about a subject very dear to my heart — a (mostly) reader discussion about whether folks read the erotic scenes … Continue reading Still trucking…
Smart Bitch Sarah, on The Slightest Provocation’s forthcoming May mass-market cover: …shirt unbuttoned but still tucked in + mullet + O-face is TOTAL WIN. Way to go on achieving the romance trifecta!! Making it sound, though its curlicues of well-wrought irony, more-or-less like a good thing (I think), though I wasn’t entirely sure what “O-face” … Continue reading O! (Getting Graphic)
…the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don’t feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth. … Continue reading If you really want to hear about it…
Congratulations to Virginia in Clifton, VA and Breanna in Huntsville, AL — both of whom should be receiving gorgeous gift boxes of flavored chocolates from Mariebelle in New York. They tell me you’ll be getting them today or tomorrow, ladies. And do let me know if the elegant flavors you chose are as yummy as … Continue reading Contest Winners! Hooray!
As for measure and other technical apparatus, that’s just common sense: if you’re going to buy a pair of pants you want them to be tight enough so everyone will want to go to bed with you. — from “Personism: A Manifesto,” by the poet Frank O’Hara I was going to begin this post by … Continue reading Ease and Expertise: Meet Carol Queen
…to receive fresh-off-the-presses copy of The Edge of Impropriety in the mail as I did last Friday. Reminding me (in case I might have forgotten) that it really is coming out this November 4. Even nicer, perhaps, to see that the cover graphic is even more beautiful when wrapped around a book. And nicest of … Continue reading Oh, That Was Nice…