That’s the name of the event — subtitled “An Evening of Erotic Storytelling and Sexual Merriment” — that I’m going to be reading at (as Molly Weatherfield), this August 30. It looks like big fun. Hope to see you there. Other important stats: Where: The Center for Sex and Culture, 1349 Mission Street, SF 94110 … Continue reading Leather, Lace, and Lust
What a lovely surprise. Michael and I were 30,000 feet up in the air (on our way to Istanbul) when I got an email from the fabulous Susie Bright, congratulating me for Carrie’s Story winning a 2014 Audie, for Best Audiobook of the Year in the Erotica Category (2014 being the first time that category has even existed).
AND, as Susie points out on Facebook, “This is the FIRST recognition, ever, of [the] erotic literature genre in ‘Audie’ history.” Not to speak of “the first time an erotic writer/work/actor has been given a mainstream, across-the-board literary award of ANY kind for its merit.”
Consider that for a moment. As I am (for the first time actually). In our hotel lobby in Cappadocia, where after almost a week of soaking in Turkish art, scenery, and food, Susie’s words are finally sinking into my overworked sensorium.
Mainstream. Literary. Merit. Gosh.
I might still be 30,000 feet above the ground.
I’ve got to share this lovely bit from Susie Bright, pre-nominating Carrie’s Story for a 2014 Audie (audible.com’s annual award) in erotica: Carries Story, by Molly Weatherfield. Narrated by Shana Savage. This is actually a Romance classic. It changed the genre from R to X. It brought Story of O to romance, with open, thrilled … Continue reading What Susie Said
I’m from New York, have I ever mentioned that? Yeah, I thought so — after more than 40 years in the SF Bay Area, part of me has never stopped being a New Yorker, which means part of me has never stopped talking about how much I love my first city. So I’m thrilled to … Continue reading The Bronx is Up and So Am I, pt II
Michael said I read too quickly and should have leaned into the mic at Writers With Drinks last Saturday night. Both of which are probably true, since in fact I was kind of nervous, due to a raging attack of am-I-really-a-writeritis. Not publishing anything new for a few years can do that to you, I … Continue reading The Shy P0rn0gr@ph#r – With Drinks, Angst, and Jane Austen
The cage at Wicked Grounds Kink Cafe and Boutique turned out to be not much. More like one of those pieces of garage-sale furniture you kind of negotiate around in a coffee house than fetish object. At least to me; I wouldn’t have noticed it if I weren’t looking for it. But the group joining … Continue reading Annals of Fetishism: Another Entry in the Diary of a Shy P0rn0gr@ph#r
What do you do if you’re a little confused by the turns your erotic fantasy life is taking? This is what I told Wallace Baine, art editor of the Santa Cruz Sentinel yesterday. I decided to write it all down and see if it came out as evil. It didn’t. It came out as funny. … Continue reading How I Came to write Carrie’s Story: the condensed version
Is this exciting or what? Sometime within the next two or three months, there’s going to be a spoken word version of my erotic novel Carrie’s Story (w/a Molly Weatherfield), followed by its sequel, Safe Word, both of them produced for Audible.com by my brilliant friend, Susie Bright. Which means that you are going to … Continue reading Big News for Molly Weatherfield Readers
Hon being Baltimorese for honey, sweetie, sweetheart, whatever… said by a really sweet waitress with big hair. Think John Waters. And then think a panel discussion called Fifty Shades of Hot! Erotic Taboos in Fiction, to be held at the Baltimore Book Festival on Saturday, September 29. Where I’ll be speaking (both as Pam Rosenthal … Continue reading See Ya, Hon, at the Baltimore Book Festival
Honest, I wasn’t trolling for this one. I was innocently noodling around on my laptop to try to keep myself calm during last night’s theater-of-cruelty extra-innings Giants game on TV, when a wave of web-surfing picked me up and deposited me at The Daily Beast. Whereupon, well… if you were me, would you have resisted … Continue reading No Buts About It — bring on the semi-colon