Hello all, and welcome (more or less) to Spring here in Boston!
Since I last wrote, Owen Franks posted an interview with me about last year’s Coffee: Hot anthology. And I have a new story coming out, hopefully this summer, in a new Circlet Press anthology, Like a Spell: Erotic Stories of Wizards. My story in Like a Spell is set in the same world as the story in Coffee: Hot but with all new characters.
To get a preview of the new story, you can hear me reading the first scene as part of the Nobilis Erotica podcast (I’m about 20 minutes in). As soon I have a release date or any other news, I’ll share it here.
Circlet Press hosts an author/editor retreat every April in Cambridge, MA, and this year I was able to attend the whole thing. You can search #porncamp on twitter for highlights from my fellow attendees. A few things that stuck in my mind:
- I was finally able to play the party card game Slash: Romance without Borders. Yes, I’m putting the “porniest” of the porncamp activities first. As a slash fiction fan, I’d wanted to play this game since I heard about it and had a great time. It was the perfect geeky and romance/sex-positive crowd to play with. (Mr. Spock with Professor Moriarty? What do you think of that pairing?)
- Got some amazing writing tips from Annabeth Leong and ShariAnn Lewitt. Annabeth shared her technique for identifying and organizing scenes for a short story or novel and I can’t wait to try it on an upcoming project (imagine index cards all over the rug and cats sniffing them and kicking them around just when I think I’m done). ShariAnn described how to add description to set the time/place/season to creatively orient the reader. Definitely advice I will keep in mind.
- Laura Antoniou, author of The Marketplace series, gave tips on writing a series. Since I have ideas for an erotic fantasy series, this was very useful and timely information.