Xan West is the nom de plume of Corey Alexander, an autistic queer fat white Jewish genderqueer writer and community activist with multiple disabilities who spends a lot of time on Twitter.
Xan’s erotica has been published widely, including in the Best S/M Erotica series, the Best Gay Erotica series, and the Best Lesbian Erotica series. Their work has been described by reviewers as “offering the erotica equivalent of happy ever after”, and “some of the best transgressive erotic fiction to come along in recent years”.
Xan’s story “First Time Since”, won honorable mention for the 2008 National Leather Association John Preston Short Fiction Award. Their recent collection of queer kink erotica, Show Yourself To Me, is out from Go Deeper Press, and has been described by M. Christian as “a book that changes what erotica can and should be.”
After over 15 years of writing and publishing queer kink erotica short stories, Xan has begun to also write longer form queer kink romance. Their recent work still centers kinky, trans and non-binary, fat, disabled, queer trauma survivors. It leans more towards centering Jewish characters, ace and aro spec characters, autistic characters, and polyamorous networks than prior work. Xan has just released Nine of Swords, Reversed, a D/s romance novelette centering Jewish fat queer disabled genderfluid mages, that has an autistic MC.
Xan has been working on a queer kinky polyamorous romance novel, Shocking Violet, for the last four years, and hopes to finish a draft very soon! You can find details and excerpts on this site, and sign up for their newsletter to get updates. Their Troublesome Crush, a polyamorous kinky queer m/f romance novella about metamours realizing they have a mutual crush on each other as they plan their shared partner’s birthday celebration, is due out in March 2019.
Xan blogs about trans representation in literature, kink, queerness, disability, and writing on this site. Xan also occasionally blogs at other places on the web.
Corey spent many years doing community kink education and programming for kink educational groups and conferences. They are currently taking a break from doing kink education and focusing their energy on writing kink fiction, writing essays about kink on this site, and blogging about books and representation.
Starting in 2018, at Corey’s Book Corner, Corey posts reviews, essays, and book recommendation lists, and hosts a list of reviews of trans and/or non-binary literature written by trans and/or non-binary reviewers. Reviews and essays and booklists originally hosted on this site will be migrating over to that one.
Contact PraxisProductions at Gmail dot com with inquiries.
If you would like to support Xan’s work, you can buy them a coffee here.