Just a year ago I was an aspiring writer. Now I am a published author. WTF? When did this happen and where do I go from here? I have been writing dirty little stories for years. I used them both as an outlet for my veracious sex drive and as enticement and entertainment of my lover and our very close friends.
I looked into publishing many years ago and at that time Lesbian Erotica was still somewhat taboo to most publishers. Even the women’s presses did not look kindly on my style of lesbian life. You pretty much had to be a feminist with a strong distain for anything straight and that included fucking. Well I like to be fucked. Hard and deep until I come all over us both. I just prefer a woman do the fucking. I also prefer she be physically and emotionally strong and capable of handling any resistance I may offer.
I feel like I’ve finally arrived. In many ways I have. My first novella Lessons for Laura was published by 1001 Nights Press earlier this year and is doing very well by our standards on Amazon in its first quarter. I just got word that my first anthology submission was accepted by Cleis Press for Sacchi Green’s newest Hot Lesbian Erotica offering, Wild Girls, Wild Nights: True Lesbian Stories, due out Spring 2013. Finally, I just completed a teaser that will be available very soon and a longer work expected to publish with 1001 Nights Press in late fall this year.
As with most rewards in life there are people to thank. Those important people who stood beside and behind me, who pushed and pulled me as I took the journey to success.
First I’d like to thank my wonderful, adventurous, supportive, and inspiring girlfriend, JR.
I’d also like to thank a few others. In the The Erotica Readers and Writers Association, Adrienne, Bob, and the gang gave me the courage to step out of my comfort zone and explore new options. Through them I have developed personal and professional relationships that led me here.
Zander Vyne edited my first short story. She polished it to a fine shiny finish that got it accepted on its first submission. Her time and patience with a novice was an extraordinary learning experience. Thank you, Z. We did it, and I even have a contract.
Sharazade both edited and published Lessons for Laura. I was more nervous about this one then the first. It was going to stand out there all on its own. No fellow authors to share the spotlight, just me. Shar walked me through the process and helped me understand what was important in both writing and publishing.
1001 Nights Press is a quality publisher, and I am proud to be represented by them. Shar has also committed to my next few offerings and I look forward to a long and successful relationship with her.
And last but not least, to my children. They taught me how to live in the moment and to enjoy and appreciate the little things.
So I wanted to share this rewarding moment in my life with all of you and wish for you similar moments. Thank you all for believing in me.