Posts Tagged ‘ Anaïs Nin ’

What do mystery — or erotica — readers want?

What do mystery readers want? According to author Tom Savage, they apparently want "realistic stories with no realism." His full quote goes a little deeper: Crime novels with… only nice people in them? Sexy, violent thrillers with… no sex or violence? Murder mysteries with… no murders? What you’re asking for are realistic stories with no realism. Copy that. You see, I used to Continue Reading...

Hump Day Reviews: Book Lovers, edited by Shawna Kenney

Is it odd to review an anthology in which one of your own stories appears? Yes. Am I going to do it anyway? Also yes. Kind of. So, as you may or may not already know, earlier this year one of my short stories, "Open Letters to Famous Writers," was published in the Seal Press anthology Book Lovers: Sexy Stories from Under the Covers, edited by the inimitable Shawna Kenney. The Continue Reading...

Pseudonyms for dummies: Forging a new identity

Hi! My name is Nora Roberts, and I write romance novels. I'm also Julia Roberts' younger, hotter sister. And no, I did not have relations with that hamster. What's that? You thought my name was Laura Roberts? And that I wrote erotica? And that there's no family connection to Julia? Clearly you've been deceived! Actually, this post is all about pseudonyms, which for writers are a socially Continue Reading...