December 28, 2009

Happy Holidays!

I make no bones about it: I'm a terrible blogger! I always seem to have something to advertise when I blog, and I really don't mean to do that. It was just that, for a while there, I had a lot going on--with appearances and books and calls for submission.

Speaking of which, if you haven't sent me a spanking story, please get off your tush and get to it! As a reminder, this is for the Spank! antho for Logical Lust. Send me your submission as a .doc (not .docx) or .rtf to The deadline is January 15th.

But see, you made me write about
business again. And I said I wasn't going to do that...

I wanted to post these pictures of the holiday decorations at the Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle. The stars slowly change color. It's
mesmerizing--so I took a few
pictures. Hope you enjoy them.

But what holiday shopping day would be
complete without the requisite Santa Convention on the street? And I don't really know who the ice princess/queen is, but I guess she keeps the Santas entertained.

Now, I did take these pictures before Christmas, it's just due to laziness that I haven't gotten around to posting them until now.

I attended one of my favorite annual events shortly after this shopping spree--PN's holiday
party. It happened to be the day of the first great snow storm of the season and so, after lots of great food, a bloody mary, some wine, a glass of Port and several shots of Rumplemintz, to toast the holiday, I headed home through the snow. Here's a picture of my street (see, I had enough wherewithal and presence of mind to take a few pictures...).

Here's my door.
I managed to make it inside and had a pleasant night's sleep, even if I was a bit toasted the next day. Figuring I'd have to shovel my way out when I woke up, I was extremely happy to find my landlord had come in and done the work for me!

Tomorrow I'm going to see The Tree and a few 5th Avenue window displays before everything comes down after the New Year's celebration. If my iPhone doesn't freeze, I'll post more pics!

Here's hoping you're enjoying the holidays! Have a happy new year and, please, don't do anything I wouldn't (as it would definitely be illegal and would probably kill you)!

December 15, 2009

Best Lesbian Erotica 2010

It's that time of year: Time for the annual Best Lesbian Erotica reading at KGB Bar in NYC! I'm thrilled to be in the book this year and reading again at KGB. If you're in NYC Thursday, December 17th, please come by!

Here's the poop:

Drunken Careening Writers - HO HO HO: Best Lesbian Erotica 2010

December 17, 2009
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Molly Bloom is a pseudonym for New York playwright, Theresa Diamond. Her plays, including most recently “Waiting for the Show,” have been presented in NYC venues including the Neighborhood Playhouse, the WOW Café Theater (Rose Toibin), Nuyorican Poets Café, Dixon Place, La Mama (Relationship) and Centered Margins at Chashama.

R.G. Emanuelle is a writer and editor living in New York City. Most of her writing has been nonfiction (food and travel), but she recently returned to writing fiction and has many projects in the works. She is co-editor of Skulls and Crossbones (an anthology of female pirate stories), and her short stories can be found in Lesbian Lust: Red Hot Erotica and the January 2010 issue of Khimairal Ink.

The editor of The Sweetest Kiss and Where the Girls Are, D. L. King also publishes the review site, Erotica Revealed. Find her stories in Girl Crazy, Broadly Bound, Best Women’s Erotica 2009, Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica 8 and Best Lesbian Erotica 2008, among others. She’s published two novels.

Natt Nightly is a genderqueer, semipassing, androgen of faith, and all-around Boy who writes, thinks, dreams, and is absolutely fascinated by sex. His earliest perversions came straight from the Good Book, informing lust long before he got anywhere near his first erotica. Natt shares his exploits, and the growing pains of a radical political awareness at

BETTY is a five-piece pop rock alternative band from New York City, fronted by Amy Ziff, Alyson Palmer and Elizabeth Ziff. Friends since an unfortunate incarceration, fierce Elizabeth (vocals, guitar), funky Alyson (vocals, bass) and funny Amy (vocals, cello) began performing as BETTY in the late ‘80s. In the fall of ‘87, the women relocated to New York City. Their debut album was Hello, BETTY! and other full-length albums include Limboland, betty3, and Carnival. BETTY’s turned up on TV, from MTV to The Food Network. BETTY fights fiercely for causes in which they believe: equal rights, finding cures for breast cancer and AIDS, Planned Parenthood, the Pro-Choice movement, an end to sexual violence and everybody’s inalienable right to dance naked in the streets. In 2000, BETTY began collaborating with Michael Greif, director of Rent, on a theatrical piece with music. That show became BETTY RULES, which ran for seven months Off-Broadway. The hit Showtime series, “The L Word” featured a theme song written by BETTY and band members appeared both individually and collectively in several episodes. Elizabeth Ziff signed on as the show’s Musical Composer, and eventually became a writer and co-executive producer of the series. Their latest CD, Bright & Dark debuted in September, 2009. For more, go to

Drunken! Careening! Writers! is a reading series based on the proposition that readings should be by 1) good writers; 2) who read their work well; and 3) something in it makes people laugh (nervous laughter counts). And 15 minutes tops.