Writing Awards to Consider as an Indie Author of Romance/Erotica

This is a partial list of potential writing awards that indie writers of romance and erotica might consider submitting their work to. I am not specifically endorsing any of these awards, my goal is to share information about them so that you can decide for yourself whether it might be worth submitting your work. If […]

A Piece of the RWA Puzzle

I’ve been thinking about all that’s been happening with RWA, the recent actions of the Board and the stories that are coming out now about the ways marginalized people have been treated by this organization, and I think it’s really useful in these situations to gather pieces of the puzzle in order to parse patterns. So I want to […]

My letter to the RWA Board: #IStandWithCourtney

I sent this letter early this morning, regarding this situation. I may have further to say about this, but this is a start. To the members of the board of Romance Writers of America: I joined RWA because I felt hopeful that the organization was taking steps to be more inclusive & address the widespread […]

Queer Classics Rewatch: If These Walls Could Talk 2

As a heads up, this post discusses gender policing, purges within lesbian feminism, and anti-butch hatred, and trans antagonism.  I’m toying with the idea of writing about my experiences rewatching films and tv (and perhaps rereading books as well) that were important to me as a younger queer person and discussing what I get from […]

New Story Published on Sugarbutch

I’m thrilled to announce that my cis m/trans m story “A Good Beating” has been published on Sugarbutch.net! It’s an excerpt from my WIP novel ShockingViolet, and it depicts a cathartic SM scene between long term play partners. Hunter is a muscled bearded silver fox aroace gay cis leatherman dominant sadist who lives with his […]

2019 National Leather Association Writing Awards

I am incredibly honored to have won two 2019 NLA writing awards. It means so much to me to have my work recognized and valued by leather community in this way. My story “Trying Submission” from the anthology Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year Vol 3, just won the National Leather Association John Preston Short Fiction […]

Birthday Giveaway!

So today is my birthday, and what better day to start an awesome giveaway? Tarot-Themed Giveaway Bundle I’m very excited to offer a tarot-themed giveaway bundle that includes: a copy of my tarot-themed contemporary romance novelette Nine of Swords, Reversed For entrants in the US or Canada: either a copy of The Numinous Tarot or […]