First the confession. That I’ve gone a little gaga over a recent modest spike in Carrie’s Story‘s Kindle sales. Have I been getting a little 50 Shades of Grey action for my own smart-girl-meets-moody-older-guy BDSM, w/a Molly Weatherfield, and going amazingly strong for a small-press book first published in 1995? Maybe. But since checking out … Continue reading A Confession. A Resolution. And a Rant.
While my bald avatar mollyw languishes in Second Life, I’m back here to announce that not only will the winner of my current contest win a $25 gift card to Eden Fantasies — fantastic online purveyor of sex toys, sex books, sex everything — but that Eden Fantasies has upped the ante by adding a … Continue reading Fanfare and huzzahs! Great New Contest Prizes!
Latest adventure in Second Life: trying to get to a new location, and suddenly hurtling through space (my avatar was anyway) over dark water and then, it seemed, plunging in. Strange fun, actually, and I think I, or “I”, jettisoned a few items of clothing along the way 🙂 A RL friend who’s been on … Continue reading Fear of Flying
…for anyone who’s ever contemplated giving up on a novel: Even if you insisted on finishing your novel, what for? Novels sit unpublished, or published but unsold, or sold but unread, or read but unreread, lonely on shelves and in drawers and under the legs of wobbly tables. They are like seashells on the beach. … Continue reading And a Little Inspiration
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
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…
Do you not see how necessary a World of Pains and troubles is to school an Intelligence and make it a soul? That’s from somewhere in John Keats’ letters, as quoted by biographer Walter Jackson Bate. And as I copied it out from Bate this morning, it occurred to me that certainly that’s one of … Continue reading Bright Star, Heart in a Book
As Michael and I wandered through the Folsom Street Fair yesterday, I couldn’t help feeling a kind of rosy glow of community, thinking that perhaps by writing Carrie’s Story and Safe Word (as Molly Weatherfield) I had made a tiny contribution to the universe of good-humored kink and exhibitionism that gives rise to the fair. … Continue reading San Francisco Sunday
…to be called “the scarily brilliant and incomparable Pam Rosenthal”? As erotic romance author, web designer, and blogger Emma Petersen does today upon introducing me to her readers. Probably not, but certainly fun. And who knows, maybe someday they’ll discover that egregious over-the-top compliments are as good for the heart as an ounce of of … Continue reading Could This be Good for My Mental Health?