Nine of Swords, Reversed!

(As a heads up, this post discusses kink and in particular D/s at length, and also discusses representation of non-sexual kink in kink lit.) My novelette, Nine of Swords, Reversed, releases today. This is my first self-published book, my first published romance, and I am thrilled beyond measure to share this story, which is very […]

The Alchemy of D/s

This post is part of the blog tour for Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year Volume 3! (As a heads up, this post discusses D/s dynamics at length and detail, with particular focus on service-based submission. It briefly references pain play.) I have very fond memories of my first experience with service-based submission. There was […]

Why I Care About Depicting Survivors of Abusive BDSM Continuing to Do Kink

As a heads up, this post discusses abusive BDSM relationships, intimate partner violence, and sexual assault. It also discusses ableism and stigma around mental illness in kink communities, anti-kink prejudice in survivor spaces and therapeutic treatment, and kink community responses to abuse. It includes a brief reference to an abusive therapist. It includes a brief […]

A Birthday Exerpt from Shocking Violet

I thought I would post an excerpt from Shocking Violet, my kinky queer polyamorous romance novel WIP, for my birthday, as a present for you. As Zak has a birthday in the timeframe of the novel, that section seems like the best choice, given the occasion. Zaks birthday is a turning point in the story, in […]

On Taboo Erotica

As a heads up, this post discusses taboo erotica. It mentions and occasionally gives examples that briefly describe some content of taboo erotica and some common taboo kinks like incest play, nonconsent, and water sports. It also discusses being a survivor of trauma and having taboo fantasies, though not in detail. I’ve been writing and […]

Queer Romance Writing Resources

I’m gathering resources here for writers of queer romance. This is a work in progress. I will gladly take any recommendations you have for resources. I will keep adding to this list. Resources with big archives/many links: The Hopeless Romantic podcast focuses on queer romance, and spends a bunch of time talking craft. Read With […]

Essays and Resources about Writing Trans and/or Non-Binary Literature

At the end of my list of links to reviews of trans and/or non-binary literature by trans and/or non-binary reviewers, there is a resource list. I pulled out most of it as a separate resource post for writers, and then added to it. All of these essays and resources were written/created by trans and/or non-binary […]