Women in Lust contributor bios

Learn more about the authors whose stories you will read in Women in Lust.

Jacqueline Applebee is a writer who breaks down barriers with smut. Her stories have been published in anthologies such as Best Women’s Erotica, Alison’s Wonderland, and Fast Girls. She can be found online at writing-in-shadows.co.uk.

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Olivia Archer now resides in Los Angeles. She isn’t your typical California girl who rides the surf; she would rather ride (or write) waves of pleasure.

Del Carmen is a sexy Latina from New York City. She is new to erotica and looking forward to exposing more of herself. Visit her at http://www.mydelcarmen.blogspot.com.

Elizabeth Coldwell lives and writes in London. Her short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies including Please, Sir;, Smooth and Orgasmic. She can be found blogging at The (Really) Naughty Corner, http://elizabethcoldwell.wordpress.com. She doesn’t smoke, but she has no objection to cute men, Dutch or otherwise, who do.

Portia Da Costa pens both romance and women’s erotica and is the author of over twenty novels and a hundred- plus short stories. Praised for her vivid, emotional writing, she’s best known for her Black Lace titles, but now writes for a variety of publishers, including Harlequin Spice.

Jen Cross is a writer, performer, and writing workshop facilitator. Her writing appears in many anthologies and periodicals, including Make/Shift, Nobody Passes, Visible: A Femmethology, and Best Sex Writing 2008. She tours with the Body Heat Femme Porn Tour and facilitates writing workshops in the Bay Area. For more, visit writingourselveswhole.org.

Justine Elyot is the author of On Demand (Black Lace) and The Business of Pleasure (Xcite Books), as well as having contributed numerous short stories to volumes of erotica and erotic romance. Her work can be found in anthologies from Cleis Press, Black Lace, Xcite Books and Total E-Bound, among others.

Kin Fallon is a writer from England. She likes and wants more love, happiness and pleasure for herself and others. She spends her spare time trying to spread peace and love in the world as best she can.

Brandy Fox writes poetry, short stories, essays and novels for both children and adults, but writing erotica has by far been the most fun. She lives in Washington State with her spouse and two boys.

Shanna Germain has an unending lust for all things shiny and sharp, including knives, nipple clamps and quick wits. You can read more of her work in places like Best American Erotica, Best Bondage Erotica 2, Best Gay Romance, Best Lesbian Erotica, Bitten, Frenzy and Playing With Fire. Join her other stalkers at http://www.shannagermain.com.

K. D. Grace lives in England with her husband. She is passionate about nature, writing, and sex⎯not necessarily in that order. She enjoys Chinese martial arts, frightening attempts to learn piano, long distance walking and extreme vegetable gardening. She has published a novel, The Initiation of Ms. Holly.

Aimee Herman, a performance poet, currently works as sections editor of erotica for Oysters & Chocolate. She can be read in the anthologies, Oysters & Chocolate Erotic Stories of Every Flavor (NAL), Best Lesbian Love Stories 2010 (Alyson Books), and Best Women’s Erotica 2010 (Cleis Press).

Lucy Hughes lives by the Gulf of Mexico among the pelicans and palmettos. She is currently in graduate school, and when the professors forget to lock the door, allowing her to escape from the lab.

Clancy Nacht squeezes writing in amongst her job, her husband, and three feral rescue cats. She has written erotic fiction since 2003 but did not delve into professional writing until 2009. Since then she has been published by Cleis Press, Phaze, Ravenous Romance, Noble Romance, and Dreamspinner Press.

Aimee Pearl is the pen name of a kinky bi girl living in that playful paradise known as San Francisco. Her erotic stories—all true-life tales—appear in Please, Sir: Stories of Female Submission, Best Women’s Erotica, and Best Lesbian Erotica, among other places.

Kayar Silkenvoice is a bisexual polyamorous writer living in San Francisco. A post-feminist graduate of one of the Seven Sisters Colleges, she writes to promote sex-positive culture, hosts the weekly Silken On Sex podcast, and produces erotic audio recordings. Kayar’s passion is sexual exploration. Join her on SilkenOnSex.com.

Charlotte Stein has published many stories in various erotic anthologies. Her own collection of short stories, The Things That Make Me Give In, was named one of the best erotic romances of 2009 by Michelle Buonfiglio. She has novellas and a novel with Ellora’s Cave, Total-E-Bound and Xcite, and you can contact her here: themightycharlottestein.blogspot.com.

Donna George Storey is the author of Amorous Woman, a very steamy tale of an American woman’s love affair with Japan. Her erotic fiction has been published in numerous journals and anthologies including Clean Sheets, Penthouse, Best Women’s Erotica, Best American Erotica and X: The Erotic Treasury. Read more at http://www.DonnaGeorgeStorey.com.

Amelia Thornton is a very good girl with very bad thoughts, who lives by the English seaside with her collection of school canes, a lot of vintage lingerie, and too many shoes. She enjoys baking, and writing beautiful naughtiness.

About the Editor

Rachel Kramer Bussel (rachelkramerbussel.com) is a New York–based author, editor and blogger. She has edited over thirty books of erotica, including Gotta Have It; Best Bondage Erotica 2011; Her Surrender; Obsessed; Orgasmic; Bottoms Up: Spanking Good Stories; Spanked; Naughty Spanking Stories from A to Z 1 and 2; Fast Girls; Smooth; Passion; The Mile High Club; Do Not Disturb; Tasting Him; Tasting Her; Please, Sir; Please, Ma’am; He’s on Top; She’s on Top; Caught Looking; Hide and Seek; Crossdressing and Rubber Sex. She is the Best Sex Writing series editor, and winner of six IPPY (Independent Publisher) Awards. Her work has been published in over one hundred anthologies, including Best American Erotica 2004 and 2006. She serves as senior editor at Penthouse Variation, and wrote the popular “Lusty Lady” column for The Village Voice.

Rachel is a sex columnist for SexisMagazine.com and has written for AVN, Bust, Cleansheets.com, Cosmopolitan, Curve, The Daily Beast, Fresh Yarn, TheFrisky.com, Gothamist, Huffington Post, Mediabistro, Newsday, New York Post, Penthouse, Playgirl, Radar, San Francisco Chronicle, Time Out New York and Zink, among others. She has appeared on “The Martha Stewart Show” and Showtime’s “Family Business.” She hosted the popular In the Flesh Erotic Reading Series (inthefleshreadingseries.com), and speaks at conferences, does readings and teaches erotic writing workshops across the country. She blogs at lustylady.blogspot.com.


About Rachel Kramer Bussel

I'm a writer, editor, blogger, event organizer and writing instructor. I'm the author of Sex & Cupcakes: A Juicy Collection of Essays (Thought Catalog Books), and write sex columns for Philadelphia City Paper and DAME. I'm the editor of 50+ anthologies, including Come Again: Sex Toy Erotica, The Big Book of Orgasms, The Big Book of Submission, Gotta Have It, Best Bondage Erotica 2015 and others. I teach erotica writing classes at colleges, conferences and sex toy stores and online at LitReactor.com. I tweet @raquelita.
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