Alex Matthews was born and raised in PA and has lived in the Carolinas for the past twenty years. He writes poetry and short fiction. He enjoys mountain biking and photography.
Stephen Faulkner is a native New Yorker, transplanted with his wife, Joyce, to Atlanta, Georgia. Steve is now semi-retired from his most recent job and is back to his true first love – writing. He has had the good fortune to get stories published in such publications as Aphelion Webzine, Unhinged, Hellfire Crossroads, Temptation Magazine, Hobo Pancakes, The Erotic Review, Liquid Imagination, Sanitarium Magazine, The Satirist, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, Tuck Magazine, New Concepts, Fictive Dream, Flash Fiction Magazine and The Literary Hatchet. He and Joyce and an ever-changing number of cats have a busy life working, volunteering at different non-profit organizations and going to the theater as often as they can find the time. His novel, Aliana in Paradise, has recently been accepted for publication by World Castle Publishing and should be available soon.
Ty Spencer Vossler (MFA) currently lives in Tlaxcala, Mexico with his BMW (beautiful Mexican wife) and their daughter. Vossler is a prolific writer, and has published over sixty works in the past two years, including novels, many short stories, poems and essays. He attributes his originality to the fact that he shot his television over two decades ago. He recently published, The Eye of Espinoza, (World Castle Books). Vossler has published on four continents. His website: https://www.tyvossler.com/
Andrew Miller is new to fiction writing, having recently retired from a career that included university teaching and research in endangered species and aquatic habitat restoration. He has published in Literally Stories, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, Temptation Magazine, The Fair Observer, and The Legendary.
Dirty Harriet loves cock, loves sex and loves life. Slut, webcam girl, escort and pornstar. Harriet enjoys sharing her sexual experiences through”based in fact” stories and imagining her readers wanking to them.
A recovering economics professor, Steve Slavin earns a living writing math and economics books.
His first short story collection, “To the City, with Love,” was recently published.
Steve Carr began his writing career as a military journalist and has had short stories published in Double Feature, Tigershark Magazine, The Wagon Magazine, CultureCult Magazine, Fictive Dream, Sick Lit Magazine, Literally Stories, The Spotty Mirror, Ricky’s Back Yard and in the Dystopia/Utopia Anthology by Flame Tree Publishing, among others. He is a 2017 Pushcart Prize nominee.
From works for children to the macabre, from academic research to sports journalism, and from opinion essays to the erotic, M. Earl Smith is a writer that seeks to stretch the boundaries of genre and style. A native of Southeast Tennessee, M. Earl moved to Ohio at nineteen and, with success, reinvented himself as a writer after parting ways with his wife of eleven years. After graduating from Chatfield College (with highest honors) in 2015, M. Earl became the first student from Chatfield to matriculate at an Ivy League institution when he enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia. The proud father of two wonderful children (Nicholas and Leah), M. Earl studies creative writing and history at UPenn. When he’s not studying, M. Earl splits time between Philadelphia, Cincinnati, and Chattanooga, with road trips to New York City, Wichita, Kansas, and Northampton, Massachusetts in between.
Ben Rattle – Once upon a career, Ben was a full time actor and theatre director. Now he’s a full time writer churning out screenplays, plays, short stories, editorials and doing a fair bit of the ol’ copywriting. He has a blog: bensrattlypen.com and has had work published in Infernal Ink magazine and a literary zine called In Regards to Light and Dark. When not writing, Ben is probably lifting weights, cooking or drinking coffee.
Cristiano Montanari (1985) is an art historian and fiction writer, sharing his time between orthodox mystery and erotic literature. His poetry has been published in various magazines both online and offline, and he is the author of mystery novel Mai La Stessa Tre Volte (in Italian). His personal web site is: http://therandommuseum.blogspot.it/
Lee Todd Lacks is a mixed-media artist, music therapist, and clinical counselor, who tends to be informed by his experience of living with significant vision and hearing deficits. Lee Todd’s writing has appeared in Bop Dead City, Tincture Journal, Liquid Imagination, Crack The Spine, and elsewhere. His poem, “Durgin-Park,” won the Bop Dead City Beginnings Contest in July of 2015. This past October, his spoken word piece, “Holocaust Memorial,” won the Blue Monday Review Storytime Challenge.
Charles E.J. Moulton is an internationally published author with 134 published pieces to his credit: his erotica has among others appeared in After Dark Online and Temptation Magazine, his horror in The Horror Zine, Cheap Jack Pulp, Asylum Ink, SNM, Cheap Jack Pulp and Blood Moon Rising, the academic research papers in Socrates India and ARJ Nigeria and his literary fiction in The Woven Tale Press. Mr. Moulton is the author of the short story collection “Aphrodite’s Curse” (Meizius Publishing), available through Amazon and in selected bookstores. He is also an accomplished stage performer with 113 productions and 750 concerts to his credit. This Swedish-Irish-American is also a public speaker, the editor-in-chief of “The Creativity Webzine” and a painter. He is happily married, has a daughter and lives in Germany.
Marlena Chertock is the Poetry Editor for District Lit and a graduate of the Jiménez-Porter Writers’ House. Her poems and short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Crab Fat, Dear Robot: An Anthology of Epistolary Science Fiction, The Little Patuxent Review, Paper Darts, Straight Forward Poetry, and The Syzygy Poetry Journal.
Michael F. writes and indulges in erotic escapades throughout the Ozarks region of the USA.
Countess Claudia – Claudette – Harlow is the penname of a well-known erotica writer-editor from the 1990s who returns after a hiatus (burnout). A veteran of Clean Sheets magazine and the erotic archives of the Erotica Readers & Writers Association, Literotica, and other online venues, Harlow brings decades of experience to edge-worthy erotic themes and variations of our current times and future sex. Harlow is presently working on two new erotic novels entitled Shanghai Story and Snow Daddy for 2015 release.
Stephen Faulkner is just a guy who loves to write quality fiction and to share his talent with all who appreciate his singular style. Steve has published stories in Aphelion Webzine, Unhinged Magazine and Hellfire Crossroads. He has also has published a fantasy novella entitled “From The Center” through Kellan Publishing.
Michael Ampersant was the founder and director of the Applied Logic Laboratory of the University of Amsterdam (Netherlands). He’s retired now and has recently finished his first novel-length work of erotic fiction, “Green Eyes.” He’s working on a sequel and on a few short stories. His story “Active Duty” was recently published by Etherbooks.
Chanel Blake is a 27 year old author living in the Great White North. She works as a full time bartender for one of the city’s hottest night clubs, and in her spare time models under a stage name. She began writing erotica to connect with a partner, but when that relationship soured she found she enjoyed her writing and kept with it. She hopes to publish a full novel soon. You can follow her on twitter: @cblakeauthor
Prof. Barbara Foster is an Associate Professor and research librarian at CUNY. She is co-author of three highly acclaimed books, including the biographies Forbidden Journey (Harper/Collins) and The Secret Lives of Alexandra David-Neel (third printing Overlook, 2007). The New York Times reviewed her biography of David-Neel favorably on three occasions: the “Bear in Mind” column called it “a wonderful biography,” and “New and Noteworthy” stated: “Hers was a great human life very well written up.” The New York Review of Books rated the biography “one of the best books of all-time.” Her biography of Adah Isaacs Menken, America’s first superstar, A Dangerous Woman, was published in 2011 by Globe Pequot Press. She was profiled in the German newspaper Berliner Zeitung and did a reading at NYU’s Deutsches Haus.
Barbara is a world traveler in the tradition of the heroic women she writes about. She has acted as a referee for Britain’s Royal Geographical Society. Barbara has lectured on David-Neel (the French explorer of Tibet) at universities, conferences, museums, and libraries worldwide–including Harvard, Yale, Princeton and Cal Tech in the U.S., and Sidney, Buenos Aires, Prague, Mexico City, and Calgary among international venues. Recently she spoke before an unprecedented joint meeting of the Harvard-MIT Club. Barbara has written numerous articles, for print and the Net, both scholarly and popular. These pieces have appeared in: New York Archives Magazine (2012) Tablet(Jewish magazine), Travel and Leisure, the Richmond Review(London),,Drexel Onlline Journal , the North Dakota Quarterly, Journal of the West, Culturefront (Summer 2000), Nineteenth Century (cover story–Spring 2002), Jewish Quarterly, Jewish Currents (2006), California Territorial Quarterly(2007),PopMatters, Ascent (Canada), Amarillo Bay, Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, Ego( Indian magazine) 3am (2009 UK) Smith Magazine, Evergreen Review, Chimera (In English with French translation (2010), Anthropology and Humanism Quarterlyas well as on he Net in popular sites dealing with sexuality, such as Nerve, Clean Sheets, Diverse Publications(UK), Ruthie’s Club, Phaze anthology, Oysters &Chocolate and Lucrezia(Australia), Playgirl, Sliptongue, Ravenous Romance anthology, Historynet. com, Huffington Post, Koktejl(Magazine Czech Republic), 2013. In My Bed, Cliterati. Barbara has also published dozens of poems in journals in every English speaking country. She is included in Contemporary Authors, Who’s Who of American Women, Marquis Who’s Who.
Barbara is joint author of Three in Love: Menages a Trois from Ancient to Modern Times (HarperSF, 1997), which is presently an Authors Guild Selection available on iUniverse and Amazon. The subject of favorable feature stories in the Philadelphia Inquirer and NY’s Daily News. Entertainment Weekly praised Three, calling it “racy and engaging”; the Washington Post said: “the first serious study of collective intimacy”; The New Yorker called it“a people’s almanac of love triangle lore.” Barbara has been on the “Curiosity” show(Discovery channel 2012), interviewed by the BBC (Channel Four), CBC, ARTE (EU TV—international distribution), S. Korea’s SBS-TV, and CBS’ 20/20 for TV documentaries on Polyamory, Eve Ensler’s latest documentary on love as well as for articles in the New York Post and the Times Literary Supplement. She is at work on a sequel to Three, which will be the definitive study of the history and psychology of plural love. Barbara has completed her intimate memoir of her experiences in New York and other exotic locales: The Confessions Club: the Secret Life of a Sexy Librarian.
J. Malcolm Stewart is a Northern California-based public relations/marketing professional. He holds degrees in Political Science and Comparative Religion, but can have a conversation without starting a small war. His short fiction has appeared in the Pulp Empire Anthology, the Twisted Tails Anthology, the Smoke and Mirrors Podcast as well as in his full-length novel, “The Eyes of the Stars.” When not writing or reading, you can find J. Malcolm riding around California with something radioactive in his trunk.
Madeleine Pryze is a writer, sculpture and model from Warsaw, Poland. Her English-language fiction has appeared in numerous magazines in paper and electronic format. Currently she is undertaking a PhD at university in London, England.
Roger Leatherwood worked on the lower rungs of Hollywood for almost 2 decades before returning to print fiction, where at least the stories he told were his own. His writing has appeared in Skive Erotica Magazine, Oysters & Chocolate, European Trash Cinema, and others.
Matt Piskun lives and writes in South Jersey where he works as a pharmacist and not so secretly plots dominion over the eastern seaboard. He currently has seven short stories published, none of which contain the phrase “vainglorious dolt” but he vows to use it one day. Follow his steep decline into madness at www.thebadgerine.com.
Holly Day is a housewife and mother of two living in Minneapolis, Minnesota who teaches needlepoint classes in the Minneapolis school district. Her poetry has recently appeared in Hawai’i Pacific Review, The Oxford American, and Slipstream, and she is a recent recipient of the Sam Ragan Poetry Prize from Barton College. Her book publications include Music Composition for Dummies, Guitar-All-in-One for Dummies, and Music Theory for Dummies, which has recently been translated into French, Dutch, Spanish, Russian, and Portuguese.
Michael F lives and writes in the Ozarks, USA.
I live in the Midwest in a small city on the Mississippi River. I have a difficult time writing a bio that doesn’t sound like a profile for Match.com, so I’ll tell you the harsher things about me first. Sometimes I’d rather punch people in the face than reason with them, but I rarely do punch people. I’ve been charged with a felony. The loss of my job, the foreclosure of my home, and dissolution of my marriage led to bankruptcy and was the perfect brew for insanity. A kind judge took pity on me and dropped the charge to a misdemeanor.
I’m familiar with drugs and alcohol, but it comes more natural than it is an aspiration.
I’m agnostic rather than atheist because I can’t prove there isn’t a God.
Now one of the good things: In of March of 2012 I was the keynote speaker at a writer’s conference held the local university. I critiqued the work of young vulnerable literary minds. My job, I believed, was to send them on their merry way believing their words mattered. I hope I did.
Although I’ve been writing forever, lately I’ve decided to write shorter pieces with the goal of 100 published stories before I die, hopefully also at 100. I have 92 to go.
Publishing credits include:
Welcome to the Ranks of the Enchanted, (as Michael David), Winston-Derek Publ. 1992. This novel is included in the Charvat Special American Fiction Collection at the Ohio State University. Nighthag, a novel (as Michael David) Aegina Press, 1993. Teenage Monsters, a novel (as Mike Sharlow) Malice Press, 2010. Cave, poem Amelia Magazine, 1982. Play Kill, short story, Lost Souls Magazine, 2011. Baseball Heroes, Skateboard Gods, short story Write Place at the Write Time Magazine, 2011. Trains, short story Solecisms, 2012. Love Is I Stalk You This Much, Absinthe Revival, 2012. Injury, Worker’s Write Literary Magazine, 2012.
Kara Leigh Miller: I was born and raised in the small town of Mexico, New York. Having grown up as an only child, I was forced to find ways to entertain myself. When I tired of playing with my barbie dolls and cats, I would curl up with a book or two and escape the boredom of being alone. I’d always thought it’d be fun to create my own world with just words, but it wasn’t until a school English assignment that I actually tried it. I was hooked instantly and began to write horror and mystery stories. It wasn’t until 2011 that I picked up my first romance/erotica novel. I’d found a new passion.
Caitlin Hoffman is a ball of neuroses morphed into human form. When not crossing social boundaries, you will find her cuddling with her lover and writing until her brain is hollow. You can read more of her stories on Oysters and Chocolate and Every Night Erotica.
A. A. Garrison is a twenty-eight-year-old man living in the mountains of North Carolina. His fiction has appeared in various magazines, anthologies, and web journals. His first novel, The End of Jack Cruz, is to be released next year. His website is http://synchroshock.blogspot.com.
Franklin Sr. is of course a pseudonym. I prefer to stay gender nuetral and keep those who do read my work in suspense. I enjoy writing erotic literature that can at times plunge into the pornographic. I feel my writngs are romantic, passionate, down to earth and sexually charged, but you be the judge. Enjoy my friends and thank you.
Sandy George lives trapped in the mind of a wicked old man. Her only contact with the outside world is by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Things are done in her name which she has no control over. Things like writing erotic fiction. She doesn’t like the usual erotic fiction – she thinks it’s repetitive and unimaginative. If she was allowed to write it herself, and she thinks she just might, she knows it would be much better. She has only had virtual sex, but it was very good.
Charles Langley – Since returning to writing after a fifty year hiatus, I have published over one hundred and seventy stories, poems, or articles in books or magazines. Gannett newspapers gave full page, nationwide coverage to my time as cub reporter at Bruno Richard Hauptmann’s trial for the kidnap/murder of the infant son of Colonel Charles Lindbergh.
Aidan Mullane lives in the Arizona desert, swims in the Pacific each summer and plays in the bedroom every chance he gets.
Ralph Greco, Jr. is an internationally published author of short stories, plays, essays, 800# sex ‘scripts’, children’s songs and SEO copy. Ralph is also an ASCAP licensed songwriter/performer and Internet radio D.J. Living in the wilds of suburban NJ, Ralph attempts, yet fails, to keep his ever-expanding ego in check.
Paul Henry taught composition and contemporary literature in the Iowa public schools for three decades before coming to his senses. He now mentors writing students at a small Midwestern liberal arts college. Paul has published over forty short stories, including erotic fiction in Clean Sheets, Ruthie’s Club, Neon Beam, and Snake Nation Journal.
Albert Tucher is the author of thirty published short stories and five unpublished novels about prostitute Diana Andrews. A story called Bismarck Rules, featuring Diana’s sidekick Mary Alice Mercier aka Crystal, appears in The Best American Mystery Stories 2010, edited by Lee Child and Otto Penzler. Diana is seriously pissed.
Peter Baltensperger is a Canadian writer of Swiss origin and the author of ten books of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. His short stories, poems, and essays have appeared in several hundred publications around the world over the past several decades. His erotic stories, poems, and essays have been published in print in The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica, Sex in the City – Paris, Surreal Smut, The International Journal of Erotica, Dark Gothic Magazine, and Sinister Tales, and appear on-line in Clean Sheets, The Erotic Woman, Oysters and Chocolate, Black Heart Magazine, and Every Night Erotica, among others. He makes his home in London, Canada with his wife Viki and their two cats and a tortoise.
Matthew Wilson, 29, is a UK resident who has been writing since an early age. Recently while his back was turned with two jobs, these sweet treats have escaped into various magazines and ezines. He is currently editing his first novel into some state for submission.
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