I am one happy writer today! I have been asked to join the wonderful writer, and my very good friend Kd Grace, at two talks all about erotica and erotica writing in a few of the libraries of Birmingham UK.
Ever since James’s fan fiction made its transformation from an online homage of Twilight, to a three book paperback landslide, the interest in erotic literature has sky rocketed.
Erotica in literature is hardly a new concept. The history of the subject, which ranges as far back as written records allow us to go, is fascinating. I fully intend to explore it at length next year. (Brace yourselves for a few blogs and maybe a non-ficiton book on the subject).
Erotic action is frequently included in novels, whether it be romantic or lust fuelled, and thus it is no stranger to the libraries of Britain. What is new, is the concept of allowing novels and short story collections that are exclusively erotic in nature, to be discussed in our libraries.
I am very excited to be part of the voice of erotica that’s carrying this genre forward, and hopefully showing the world that, like any other style of writing, it contains strong stories, tension, cliffhangers, romance, and every other concept associated with any well written novel.
So- if you are in or around the West Midlands, why not come along and see what all the fuss is about!
Wednesday 5th December at Kingswinford Library 2.30pm (Kd Grace and Kay Jaybee)
Wednesday 5th December at Stourbridge Library 7.15pm (Kd Grace and Kay Jaybee)
Thursday 6th December at Cradley Library (Kd Grace)
There will be a talk, a mini reading or two (don’t worry, we’ll be gentle with you), and we will be happy to answer your questions about writing, erotica, or anything else you can think of, over a cuppa in the afternoon, and a glass of wine in the evening.
Further details of these, and other library events across the UK, can be found here.
I love libraries and always have. I was lucky enough to work in a number of public libraries and a university library before I had my children. It was SO much fun. Every day was different, and every day was rewarding. For a passionate book lover, it was the best place to spend my working days!
Perhaps I can look forward to seeing my work in a library or two one day?!
Hope to see you there!