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About Susie Bright
I'm an author, editor, publisher, performer, sex and culture critic.
I'm Editor-at-Large at Audible, acquiring and producing audiobooks from favorite titles on my bookshelf.
I live in Santa Cruz, CA.
My blog is: http://susiebright.com
My weekly show on Audible:
"In Bed With Susie Bright": http://www.audible.com/susiebright
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To mark its fifteenth anniversary, the top-selling erotica series achieves a scorching new climax with a special edition showcasing standout stories from the entire series as well as never before published pieces -- plus interviews with the authors and, for the first time, a hot and edgy piece from Susie Bright herself.
In Susie Bright's own contribution, "Story of O Birthday Party," she recounts her lover's elaborately orchestrated birthday gift: a re-creation of Pauline Réage's classic S/M tale with Susie at the center of the action. Joe Maynard enters a love/hate relationship with a two-million-dollar sex toy in "Fleshlight." Greta Christina's "Are We Having Sex Now or What?" asks the provocative question of what defines authentic sexual connection and experience.
Thoroughly electrifying -- and thrillingly eclectic -- the 2008 edition promises to open new doors with its exhilarating, equal-opportunity approach to erotic writing. Straight or gay, dominant or submissive, romantic or sadistic, Bright's selections run the gamut -- and push all the right buttons.
In Akashic Books’ award-winning series of original noir anthologies, each book comprises all new stories set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the respective city. Following in the footsteps of Los Angeles Noir, San Francisco Noir, San Diego Noir, Orange County Noir, and Oakland Noir, “we get a series of crime stories rich with surf culture in a town loaded with itinerant spirits, typifying Santa Cruz as a place to be lost, or get lost, or lose yourself. That ethos permeates the stories in the collection, granting them an intriguing grittiness that might otherwise be missing. Concluding with a serious gutpunch of a story, Santa Cruz Noir is a worthy addition to the series” (San Francisco Book Review).
This anthology features Elizabeth McKenzie’s “The Big Creep,” a Shamus Award finalist, and Lou Mathews’s “Crab Dinners” and Dillon Kaiser’s “It Follows as it Leads,” which have been included in the Distinguished Mystery Stories of 2018 list in The Best American Mystery Stories 2019. It also includes brand-new stories by Tommy Moore, Jessica Breheny, Naomi Hirahara, Calvin McMillin, Liza Monroy, Jill Wolfson, Ariel Gore, Jon Bailiff, Maceo Montoya, Micah Perks, Seana Graham, Vinnie Hansen, Peggy Townsend, Margaret Elysia Garcia, Lee Quarnstrom, Beth Lisick, and Wallace Baine.
“A thrilling, whip-smart book that will dazzle local lovers of crime fiction.”—Good Times Santa Cruz
“There are intricate plots, sketchier plots, dubious motives, inscrutable motives, downright creepiness, edgy stuff, and wonderful humor. Something for everyone’s taste in noir.”—Escape into Life
In this first volume of The Erotic Screen, covering 1967-1989, you’ll find Bright’s ground-breaking “X-Rated Advisor” columns from Penthouse Forum, her shocking “killed story” about the history of racism in the Adult Industry, and truly intimate interviews with legendary artists like Russ Meyer, John Leslie, Sharon Mitchell, Jeannie Pepper, and Christopher Rage.
Chapters include: the bizarre beginnings of How-To Sex Videos, the secrets of Erotic Foreign Cinema, The Last of Traci Lords, The Eve of John Holmes’ Departure, the last word on “What Women Want” in erotica, Susie’s blue movie favorites, (both X and R-rated), the never-spoken realities behind a porn shoot, the invention of the “Blatant Lesbian Image”— plus dozens of fan questions answered with Susie’s panache and perceptive detail.
If you want to know why erotic movies were the first independent films to break all the Hollywood Studio rules— if you want to know why sex on screen can change your life— you need to see where it all began in this first volume of “Susie Bright’s Erotic Screen.”
Note: This book is not illustrated. Each chapter is filled with informational (text, photo, and video) hyperlinks for every movie and artist mentioned, plus a complete Source Index for readers to discover more of Susie’s subjects.
Susie Bright is the first and reigning queen of contemporary erotica. In How to Write a Dirty Story she reveals her tricks of the trade and shows you how to heat up sex scenes in everything from traditional novels and romances to science fiction and humor. Easing the aspiring writer into the creative process, she tells you how to write the steamy plots and sensual characters that publishers and readers are looking for. Bright makes it easy to:
Produce unique ideas * Master erotic language
Climax the story * Sell your work to the right place
Each chapter features practical writing exercises and suggestions for nonwriting activities that will galvanize the imagination and raze any creative or psychological hurdle. When it's time to go public, Bright draws on her own writing and publishing experiences and explains the most effective ways to find an agent, work with an editor, and grow a loyal audience.
As irreverent as it is practical, How to Write a Dirty Story is the only book an erotica author -- novice or seasoned -- needs.
The Baffling Case of Andrea Dworkin
Story of O Birthday Party
Are Women Making Porn Movies?
As Porn As We Wanna Be
The Prime of Miss Kitty MacKinnon
Introduction to Nothing But The Girl: The Blatant Lesbian Image
Vargas Girls: Susie?s Vargas in Drag, & Andrea?s Blonde Sambos
Andrea Dworkin Has Died
In this stunning and courageous coming-of-age story, Susie Bright opens her heart and her life. From fearful Irish Catholic Girl Scout to gun-toting teenage revolutionary—and finally the "The Avatar of American Erotica" (NYTimes)—Bright’s life story is shaped as much by America’s sexual awakening as the national sexual landscape was altered by Bright herself.
In Big Sex Little Death, Bright introduces us to her influences and experiences, including her early involvement with notorious high school radicals The Red Tide as well as the magazine she co-founded in the 1980s, On Our Backs—the first-ever erotic magazine created by women, which turned the lesbian and bisexual community upside down before it took the "straight" world by storm.
Big Sex Little Death is an explosive yet intimate memoir that’s pure Susie: bold, free-spirited, unpredictable—larger than life, yet utterly true to life.
Susie Bright is the fearless boundary crosser of contemporary erotica, and The Best American Erotica 2005 features stories of unprecedented literary pedigree and a stunning breadth of imagination.
Pulitzer Prize-winner Jane Smiley details a beautiful erotic interlude in an otherwise sordid real estate deal; Mary Gaitskill celebrates the unexpected ardor of one middle-aged couple; Steve Almond reminisces about the best one-man/three-girl Ecstasy party ever; Nelson George recounts the erotic escapades that befall a young man who accompanies a celebrity athlete when he picks up a gaggle of girls; and Carol Queen explores the joys of making love with summer fruit. Readers will also thrill to the year's most stellar stories from every imaginable erotic genre.
The class of The Best American Erotica 2005 is changing the rules about writing about sex. It's no longer pulp fiction: it's must-read literature showcasing the best writing around, all packed into the year's sexiest anthology.
SSLSW is the lesbian sex book that rocked girls from coast to coast. Here's what lesbians really do, not what the sex cops think we ought to do.
Cruising, packing, fisting, G- spots, porn stars, dildos, vibrators, anal sex, group sex, sex with straight girls, dental dams, lube 'n latex, sex during pregnancy...and more!
Features new stories by Susie about bisexuality and making the movie BOUND.