Monday, November 03, 2008

Smarter Sex—or What Will the Neighbors Think?

My Amorous Woman national tour may be over, but my book promotion blitz marches on. This month I make perhaps my biggest splash with a profile in the “Up Front” section of The East Bay Monthly, the magazine with the largest circulation in the Bay Area. (I'm the "sex scribe" on the front cover!)

Renowned writer Autumn Stephens, author of the Wild Women series and editor of the essay collections Roar Softly and Carry a Great Lipstick and The Secret Lives of Lawfully Wedded Wives skillfully plied me with herbal tea and got me to spill my secrets about my shady past that inspired Amorous Woman, my higher goals in writing erotica, my thoughts on BDSM, and how I combine my day job as a cupcake-baking mom with my avocation as writer of very adult fiction.

Thanks to Autumn’s witty prose and incisive observations, my neighbors will never look at me in the same way again. I have to admit being interviewed by such a talented journalist—the Adam Gopnik of the West Coast--who makes me sound so interesting is a long-standing fantasy of mine. Who says (erotic) dreams can’t come true?

5 comments:

Jeremy Edwards said...

What a thoughtful, rich portrait of you! (I mean the article, not the photographic portrait—though I've always liked that photo, too.) Great!

EllaRegina said...

Wonderful reading. Beautiful portrait of an artist. I liked all your hats, too. Congratulations!

Donna said...

Thank you Jeremy and ER! I've certainly gotten a lot of mileage out of that portrait--and yes, I do have quite a hat collection. Cloche hats, Princeton reunion boaters and safari straw hats, wide-brimmed gardening hats. No wonder my house is so packed with stuff!

Craig Sorensen said...

Very nice. Very revealing. An excellent profile!

Emerald said...

A beautiful interview, and as usual I found it expanding and heartening to read your delightful insights, Donna. Thanks for sharing!

Xoxox,
Emerald