Women write about sex shocker!

Is the notion of women’s agency over their sexuality still so other that we are shocked that women have an interest in and write about sex? This Telegraph article about erotic romance author Geraldine O-Hara has the headline “Writing about sex: The last thing you’d expect from this mother of five who knits” What is […]

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NEWS! I’m working with Velvet Books on a series of erotica anthologies

I’m so thrilled to let you all know that I’ve been approached by Velvet Books to work on a series of anthologies with them.   Last month I finally had time to make it up to London to meet with the team and thrash out the details and I have to say it is looking […]

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An exercise in describing arousal… Ellie is sitting in the window of the café as I walk up the steps from the cinema, I pause for a while and watch her eating her soup, a steamy defence against the snowy cold of London that swirls past the other side of the plate glass windows. I […]

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Where does Ruby end? Identity and sex blogging.

Are you ever asked about your sex blogging or erotica writing persona as if it is a detachable part of yourself? As you may or may not be aware Ruby Kiddell isn’t my given name, my given name is Ruth Douglas, which isn’t news to most of my friends nor anyone with the ability to […]

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Have you ever killed a man? #worddiscipline

This piece was written during Aisling Weaver’s Word Discipline session on micro fiction at Eroticon USA, after challenging us to write a story in a tweet, 140 characters, including identifying hashtags, we then had five minutes to write a short story.  It was one of the sessions where I got to be participant not organiser […]

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