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Books, writing, travel, art, randomness. For more information, visit www.rachelkramerbussel.com and my calendar for upcoming events in NYC, Milwaukee, Albuquerque and Austin. See also Cupcakes Take the Cake and the possibly NSFW Lusty Lady. Check out my newest and best erotica anthology The Big Book of Orgasms: 69 Sexy Stories. rachelkramerbussel at gmail.com

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paulafroelich:

People often dream of leaving it all behind and finding a job in the travel and tourism industries. At Yahoo Travel we are profiling people who work in all fields of the travel industry. This week we talked with Luke Kuhn, the alligator wrangler at the Everglades Alligator Farm in Homestead, Florida.

paulafroelich:

People often dream of leaving it all behind and finding a job in the travel and tourism industries. At Yahoo Travel we are profiling people who work in all fields of the travel industry. This week we talked with Luke Kuhn, the alligator wrangler at the Everglades Alligator Farm in Homestead, Florida.

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thebigbookofsubmission:

The Big Book of Submission sitting pretty at Barnes & Noble Union Square, where it can be found on the top floor under Fiction Anthologies! If you’ve seen the book at a store, snap it and send the photo to editor Rachel Kramer Bussel at shortsubmissionantho at gmail.com if she can post it. Happy reading, NYC!

This made me very happy to see! Getting a box of books at home is one thing, but knowing actual people who don’t know me can buy my book, even if there’s no erotica section in the store (boo), makes me very happy.

thebigbookofsubmission:

The Big Book of Submission sitting pretty at Barnes & Noble Union Square, where it can be found on the top floor under Fiction Anthologies! If you’ve seen the book at a store, snap it and send the photo to editor Rachel Kramer Bussel at shortsubmissionantho at gmail.com if she can post it. Happy reading, NYC!

This made me very happy to see! Getting a box of books at home is one thing, but knowing actual people who don’t know me can buy my book, even if there’s no erotica section in the store (boo), makes me very happy.

Jul
17th
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Non-daily gratitude

I can’t really call it daily when I’m so sporadically grateful. This is a challenging month but there are bright spots. I won a contest by taking 15 selfies in my town. Today a little boy of maybe 3 or 4 grinned at me amidst a mouthful of donuts on my way into the drugstore. He was so cute and so happy to be enjoying his munchkins, it made me happy by extension.

Jul
16th
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kittenboheme:

FINALLY, after many months of waiting, The Big Book of Submission has hit the shelves!

Today, I went on a hunt to see if I could find it on any of the shelves in my area. My first stop was the most obvious choice, The Smitten Kitten (smittenkittenmn). Sadly, it has not yet made it to their shelves yet, but they carry so many amazing Cleis Press (cleispress) titles that I don’t doubt that the will eventually carry The Big Book of Submission (hint hint.) 

My next stop was to a more mainstream book seller - Barnes & Nobles. The first Barnes & Nobles didn’t carry it… or so I thought. I first checked in the ‘Romance’ section, since that is where they shelve 50 Shades of Gray and other smutty romance novels, but it was no where to be seen. I then tried the ‘Love and Sex’ section, since I have seen some erotic novels in that area before, again no luck. So I left, feeling defeated. Sir wasn’t about to give up though and gave the store a call, turns out they did have it, but they stock it with the ‘Fiction Anthologies,’ I honestly didn’t even know they had a section just for anthologies, you learn something new every day!

We then ended up at another Barnes & Nobles in our area and after setting off their alarms walking into the store (we carry a lot of books around with us…) we quickly asked to be pointed to the anthologies. 

Sure, it was a dinky little shelf at the very bottom and easily overlooked unless you were specifically looking for it… but there it was, The Big Book of Submission! I knelt down by it, and like a Japanese tourist, took a million pictures of myself with the book. Its pretty exciting to see my name in print.

I hope you all will go out and pick up a copy and give it a read! Let me know what you think of the book and of my story! You can tweet me @kittenboheme or give a shout out here on tumblr!

(via cleispress)

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Bound for Trouble edited by Alison Tyler, with my kinky erotica story “The Kissing Party.” Gorgeous cover, even more so in person.

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Bound for Trouble edited by Alison Tyler, with my kinky erotica story “The Kissing Party.” Gorgeous cover, even more so in person.

Jul
15th
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Baltimore Erotica 101 writing workshop Wednesday, July 23rd

See you there!


July 23, 6:30 pm
Erotica 101 writing workshop, Sugar, Baltimore, Maryland


Professional erotica author and editor Rachel Kramer Bussel, editor of over 50 anthologies such asThe Big Book of Orgasms, Flying High and Best Bondage Erotica 2014, will take you through the ins and outs of modern erotic writing, from getting started, finding your voice, and incorporating your surroundings, pop culture, and personal experiences into your stories to crafting a range of characters and settings and submitting your work. 

In this supportive, welcoming workshop environment, you’ll learn how to write vividly about everyday scenarios as well as outlandish fantasies, and make them fit for particular publications in the thriving erotica market. This workshop will address the recent boom in erotica inspired by Fifty Shades of Grey, provide examples of well written erotica, and will include multiple writing exercises. You’ll be given a handout listing major markets and further reading suggestions. 

No previous writing experience required. Please bring laptop or pen and paper. 

$25/person; register in store, by calling 410-467-2632 or online at Brown Paper Tickets 
Sugar, 1001 West 36th Street, Baltimore, Maryland, 410-467-2632 

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14th
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thebigbookoforgasms:

Sex toys and sexy erotica stories go together perfectly! Here’s what’s popular at Washington, DC sex toy store Secret Pleasures - doesn’t The Big Book of Orgasms: 69 Sexy Stories look like it belongs perfectly? Catch editor Rachel Kramer Bussel teaching her Erotica 101 writing workshop there on Saturday, July 26 from 7-8:30 p.m. $25/person. Register here; details below.
Professional erotica author and editor Rachel Kramer Bussel, editor of over 50 anthologies such as The Big Book of Orgasms, Flying High and Best Bondage Erotica 2014, will take you through the ins and outs of modern erotic writing, from getting started, finding your voice, and incorporating your surroundings, pop culture, and personal experiences into your stories to crafting a range of characters and settings and submitting your work. In this supportive, welcoming workshop environment, you’ll learn how to write vividly about everyday scenarios as well as outlandish fantasies, and make them fit for particular publications in the thriving erotica market. This workshop will address the recent boom in erotica inspired by Fifty Shades of Grey, provide examples of well written erotica, and will include multiple writing exercises. You’ll be given a handout listing major markets and further reading suggestions. No previous writing experience required. Please bring laptop or pen and paper.

thebigbookoforgasms:

Sex toys and sexy erotica stories go together perfectly! Here’s what’s popular at Washington, DC sex toy store Secret Pleasures - doesn’t The Big Book of Orgasms: 69 Sexy Stories look like it belongs perfectly? Catch editor Rachel Kramer Bussel teaching her Erotica 101 writing workshop there on Saturday, July 26 from 7-8:30 p.m. $25/person. Register here; details below.

Professional erotica author and editor Rachel Kramer Bussel, editor of over 50 anthologies such as The Big Book of Orgasms, Flying High and Best Bondage Erotica 2014, will take you through the ins and outs of modern erotic writing, from getting started, finding your voice, and incorporating your surroundings, pop culture, and personal experiences into your stories to crafting a range of characters and settings and submitting your work. In this supportive, welcoming workshop environment, you’ll learn how to write vividly about everyday scenarios as well as outlandish fantasies, and make them fit for particular publications in the thriving erotica market. This workshop will address the recent boom in erotica inspired by Fifty Shades of Grey, provide examples of well written erotica, and will include multiple writing exercises. You’ll be given a handout listing major markets and further reading suggestions. 

No previous writing experience required. Please bring laptop or pen and paper.