August 9, 2009

To Begin

So, I've been threatening to write a blog forever. And now I suppose it's finally gotten to the point where I can't hide from it anymore. My first anthology, Where the Girls Are: Urban Lesbian Erotica, was released July 1 and my second, The Sweetest Kiss: Ravishing Vampire Erotica, will be released October 1. I guess that means I have to get serious--or something. I told people (and they know who they are) my first blog post would be about the lesbian erotica reading in Toronto, When She Was Bad.

How cool was this poster???

The reading was arranged by Evan Mora (who's in Where the Girls Are, by the way) to kick off Toronto Pride Week. The lineup of readers was awesome and I was thrilled and honored she asked me to join them. Big Mama's Boy restaurant hosted the reading in their upstairs dining room and the mood, food and booze were all just right. I was the first to read because, well, because I'm a ham. But I was followed by quite an amazing lineup of writers.

Nairne Holtz

Tamai Kobayashi

Evan Mora (the hostess with the mostess!)

Jean Roberta

Andrea Zanin

I was there when the owner of Big Mama's Boy told Evan that she would be happy to host erotica readings every week, if she wanted to arrange them. Well, I don't know about every week, but how about monthly? C'mon Evan! Become the new erotica maven of Toronto. And besides, then I could come back and have more of those great raspberry martinis at Byzantium. What were they called, Satisfactions? Mmmm


  1. Sounds like a lot of fun. Thanks for letting us share it through your blog.



  2. Hi Dianne,

    Given your colorful nature, I would hope to find more spicey postings than a simple travelogue. Come on girl, GIVE!


    Randall Lang