Cleis Press Blocked Me on Twitter Today

This blog post is a little personal and a little petty, but sometimes that happens. I interned with Cleis Press the summer after I graduated from college (June through August 2014, for those of you following along at home). Working for the biggest and baddest (but also indiest and scrappiest) erotica publishing house in the […]

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I’m in Another Book! “Tongue In Cheek” is Available Now

In the craziness of the past month, I forgot something: I write erotica. It gets published places. Who knew?! I’m delighted to be included in this badass (and gorgeous) collection published by For Books’ Sake, Tongue In Cheek: The Best New Erotica Written by Women. With a foreword by Girl on the Net, you know this book means business. […]

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I’m back… and I’m in a book!

What’s up, freaks? I’m home from TED2015, and I have not entirely recovered my sanity. I’ll be back in the blogging swing of things soon and I have a bunch of reviews and blog posts in the pipeline. April is STD awareness month, which is a great opportunity for me to tell you a bunch of […]

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In honor of Erotic World Book Day, let’s read my first erotica.

Guys, I’m so fried. I am actually so fried. Today is Erotic World Book Day and I want to write about how much erotica kicks ass, but all I’m capable of doing is watching House of Cards and mainlining Diet Coke. I just moved to Brooklyn (more on that soon) and I’m still sleeping on […]

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My characters care about safe sex because I have to

A few weeks ago, Tamsin Flowers wrote a thought-provoking post about whether or not erotica authors have a responsibility to incorporate safe sex in their fiction. A reviewer noted that Tamsin’s characters hadn’t used condoms, and that this seeming disregard for safe sex nearly ruined the story for her. Tamsin’s articulate response was that erotica […]

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Writing the other love: Intimacy in hookup erotica

I took over Exhibit A’s blog again, this time with my new short story “Camille.” As EA notes in the post’s introduction, on the surface this story could not possibly be more different than the first guest post of mine he hosted over the summer. Where “Slush” was about sex in all its “cold, hard […]

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My 1st Blogiversary: Here’s what I wrote this year (with GIFs!)

One year ago today, I started this blog. I remember the moment I hit publish for the first time surprisingly well: it was a very cold night in January, and I sat at the kitchen island of my campus apartment with my laptop and a Diet Coke in an old-fashioned glass from the Dollar Tree. My blog was […]

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Ella’s Drunk New Year’s Eve Erotica: 2015 Edition

Last year I started a tradition of staying in on New Year’s Eve, drinking a bottle of cheap champagne by myself, and writing whatever struck my fancy. The 2014 product was a good one: a substantive and lush little story called “Charlie and Reece” about intimacy and dating after leaving an abusive relationship. This year’s product […]

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