Life As I Know It

RT Convention in New Orleans

Who’s going? I am! I plan to drop my stuff off at the hotel and head out into the French Quarter in search of oysters, beignets, and a daiquiri. In that order. Maybe.

Free download of BOTTOMS UP, leather and seed pearl necklace, bondage tape, rubber flogger/tickler, THE Christian Grey tie, and swag!

Free download of BOTTOMS UP, leather and seed pearl necklace, bondage tape, rubber flogger/tickler, THE Christian Grey tie, and swag!

If you’re going to RT and would like to meet me, I’d LOVE to meet you. Look for me here:

Club RT, Wednesday, May 14th, noon

Samhain Sinners and Saints Party, Thursday, May 15th, 9-Midnight

Club RT, Friday, May 16th, 10:30 am

I’ll have swag, including GIRL TROUBLE excerpt booklets! I also have a basket in the Club RT giveaway. It’s full of awesome and hilarious. The guy at Spencer’s loved me so much he cracked a 69 joke when I checked out. Then he talked me into the tie. Not literally. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Whether you’re attending the convention or not, feel free to tweet me and ask what I’m drinking, eating, or who I’m fangirling all over. There’s going to be a lot of that! Happy May, y’all!

Let’s Talk About Sex!

Monday 2/3/14 at 9 pm EST! Yes, indeed. I will be chatting LIVE with Dr. Charley Ferrer, a world renowned Clinical Sexologist and Sex Therapist, the FIRST Latina Doctor of Human Sexuality in the US. She is the award winning author of over thirteen books on self-empowerment, womenโ€™s sexuality, and BDSM. I can’t wait to hear what she has to say! According to Twitter, topics will range from how to make oral sex and anal sex awesome-er to how to reinforce BDSM protocols. What is not to love about that stuff?! Sign up to join us here: http://doctorcharley.com/live-chat/

BDSM Writers Con Flyer 2Doctor Charley is also the creator of the BDSM For Readers and Writers Conference that I’m so excited about attending in NYC in August. I’m psyched about the workshops I’m doing with some amazing authors, and now I’m even more excited! I’ll be throwing a party with Eden Bradley, Joey W. Hill, and Robin L. Rotham. Those three amazing authors of BDSM fiction are going to wonder who let the fangirl in. Wait – no they won’t! The conference is FOR fans! YES! What kind of a party will it be? A KINKY CONFESSIONAL. More details closer to the date, but plans so far include sex toy giveaways, oversharing, and a fantasy reading list. Space is limited, so if you plan to join us, register soon. It’s going to be a blast!

TopStudent300And TOP STUDENT is available for pre-order on Amazon and the Samhain Publishing website. It’s a FREE gift to my readers and will be available on other platforms on 2/25/14. Nutshell: Destiny and Johnny from BOTTOMS UP teach Bonita’s girlfriend to top. Or, as I like to call it, a 40 page kinky sex scene with a happy ending. Enjoy!

Anti-Resolutionary Invocation for 2013

Happy New Year!

And Congratulations to Melanie J, who won the SILKEN CANVAS giveaway! Melanie, you’ll be hearing from me soon!

As for 2013 – I don’t know about you guys, but I’m an anti-resolutionary. I don’t make New Years resolutions because, damn it, I’m doing the best I can. Every minute. To the point of obsession. In fact, if I were going to make a resolution, it would have to be something along the lines of ease up, life is in the living. I don’t need a resolution to crack the whip over my head; I need the opposite. I need the ability to feel like I’m doing a good job already. I am a writer, a teacher and a mother. There is never a moment when I don’t strive to write better, teach better, mother better. And it doesn’t matter what career path I choose, it would be the same. In an RWA conference chat, Nora Roberts said something along the lines of, “Being a writer doesn’t create neuroses. Neurotics become writers.” Perhaps that is why this Ze Frank An Invocation For Beginnings resonates with me. I’m not the only one struggling. Are you one of us, too?

I learn the same lesson every year, every day, every five minutes: Life is in the living. Enjoy the journey. Be peaceful in each moment. I will fail, as I always do, and I will forgive myself. And continue. My challenge is not to seek joy, but to know I have it within. Or if I don’t, create it. Join me on the bright side! Let’s create joy, balance, strength and grace. Let us see the best in ourselves and others, do good work because we love it, and recognize life isn’t a sprint. It can’t be. Because when you reach the finish line…eeeeeeeeeeek! ๐Ÿ™‚

Let’s just keep chugging along, shall we? Onward! Happy 2013! Thank you for sharing your journey with me.