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An open letter to authors: please respect your writing and your readers

Last night I downloaded a free ebook from Amazon. It was from a writer whose blog I occassionally read and whose stories and writing style I like.  It was a short story, I downloaded it because I wanted to get a taste for what the writer was publishing before I bought more of the books. […]

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Exploring vanilla, a challenge

In recent months I’ve often wondered why there seems to be so much kink in erotica.  Why do so many writers choose to write about characters that are immersed in the world of BDSM or fetish?  The only reason I can come up with is that BDSM, kinky sex, adventurous sex, call it what you […]

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Sad news: Republica Press to close

Last Monday morning I had the sad confirmation of news I’d already heard elsewhere, my publishers, Republica Press, are closing at the end of March.  The news made Eroticon bitter sweet, especially when, during the Publishers’ Panel I had to precis the “paypal issue” which, as I understand things, was the final decider for Republica […]

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Eroticon from the inside out

On Saturday 3rd of March I put myself on the line, I opened the doors on ten months of hard work that had transformed a seed of an idea into a day long conference attended by my writing peers and leading figures in the erotic fiction and sex toy industries. I’d trotted out the neat […]

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Eroticon meet and greet

With just nine days to go until Eroticon, the UK’s first conference for sex bloggers and erotica writers I thought it was about time that we all go to know one another.  While many of us hang out and chat regularly on Twitter and still more on Facebook then I thought it would be nice […]

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