Apr 242014






I’m so thrilled to be co-curating this fantastic show later this year! Check out the amazing poster that was designed by the one and only Cristy C. Road!!!!  There’s more info about the event on the tumblr including a list of books being made into dioramas – hint hint Roving Pack is among them!!! 

Apr 182014

I’m so thrilled to announce that Leather Ever After is a FINALIST for the National Leather Association- International Writing Awards in the Anthology Category!!!!  I’ve just emailed the fabulous Leather Ever After contributors with the great news. I’m so incredibly proud of this fun little book! Do you have your own copy? 



(Columbus, OH) — National Leather Association: International (NLA-I), a leading organization for activists in the pansexual SM/leather/fetish community, announced today the finalists for its annual writing awards. Named after activists and writers Geoff Mains, John Preston, Pauline Reage, Cynthia Slater, and the groundbreaking organization Samois, they are awarded annually to recognize excellence in writing and publishing about Leather, SM, bondage and fetishes.

The finalists for the Cynthia Slater Non-fiction Article Award are:

My tantric “awakening” turned me off sex by Janet Hardy appeared March 15 in Salon (www.salon.com)

“Feminist” Backlash Against BDSM by I.G. Frederick appeared in FEMALE FIRST onOctober 15 (www.femalefirst.co.uk)What Some Women Tops and Bottoms Have in Common by I.G. Fredrick  appearedOctober 12 in BDSM Book Reviews (www.bdsmbookreviews.com)

The finalists for the Geoff Mains Non-fiction Book Award are:

Tied for first place: The Artisan’s Book of Fetishcraft: Patterns and Instructions for Creating Professional Fetishwear, Restraints and Sensory Equipment by John Huxley (Greenery Press)

The Kinky Feminist by F.R.R. Mallory (self-published)

Biker Bar: Bikes, Beer, and Boys – a playful look at the roots of the leather bar byThom Magister (Perfectbound Press)

The finalists for the Pauline Reage Novel Award are:

The Killer Wore Leather by Laura Antoniou (Cleis Press)

The Blacksmith’s Daughter by Chris Bellows (Pink Flamingo Publications)

Tales from the Arena Playing for Keeps by Elizabeth Schechter (Smashwords)

House of Sable Locks  by L.M. Somerton (Total-E-Bound Publishing)

Dangerous Affairs: DANGEROUS SUBMISSION by Lori Toland (Loose Id LLC)

The finalists for the Samois Anthology Award are:

Hell On Wheels: Disabled Dominants, ed. Raven Kaldera (Alfred Press)

Kneeling In Spirit: Disabled Submissive, ed. Raven Kaldera (Alfred Press)

Leather Ever After: an anthology of kinky fairy tales, ed.  Sassafras Lowrey (Ravenous Publications)

No Safewords, ed.  Laura Antoniou (Cleis Press)

The finalists for the John Preston Short Story Award are:

Mr. Smith, Ms. Jones Will See You Now by D. L. King from the anthology Ageless Erotica, ed. Joan Price

Imperfect Journeys by Peter Masters, self-published

The winners will be announced at the National Leather Association’s Annual General Meeting, which will be held this fall, date to be announced.

For more information about the awards, please contact the award committee chair, pyxy, at nlai.awards@gmail.com

Apr 062014

Queers!!! Lambda Literary Foundation is asking us about what LGBTQ books saved our lives! They have started  crowd-sourced campaign to collect brief videos or photographs that spread the word about inspirational books, poems, graphic novels, or other life-changing pieces of literature with the world. Contributions will become part of the 26th Annual Lambda Literary Awards celebration and help build up their social media efforts to increase the visibility of queer writing both within and outside our community! More info here

I had such a hard time picking which books to talk about! but finally selected two very different but well loved books: