I’ll be doing a joint reading at Sh! Womenstore in London on Saturday 2nd July 2011. Rachel Kramer Bussel will be in the U.K to head up readings from a selection of books, including the IPPY Gold Award book, Orgasmic. There will be cupcakes, and as I’m going to get a box of them from Ms Cupcake, the really nice ones will be vegan!
I’m really looking forward to it. I haven’t done a reading in ages!
Orgasmic: edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel.
One of the books that has a story of mine just won a gold award for Erotica! I’m particularly pleased ‘What’s in a name?’ is in this collection. It’s a story about what happens when you call out the wrong name at an important moment. Not that it’s ever happened to me… well, not often. Let’s just say there’s a talented soul out there whose ears must be burning every night at about 11 o’clock…
‘What’s in a name?’ was also about gender play, and a man’s first venture into bisexuality. When he asks his girlfriend if he’s going gay, she responds by saying he may be bi-curious, or try-curious to be more precise. In a genre where most women are portrayed as open for fun with anyone, male-identified characters who are bisexual are still something of a rarity. I’m chuffed that I can do something to change that, even if it’s in a small and somewhat silly way.
Here’s to more bi tales getting out and about!
Full list of award winners can be found here.