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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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nicolejhardy:

This is Eric Raymond. He’s not drinking coffee in the photo, but he looks all cool and writerly, so I let it slide. Let’s pretend he’s about to enter his favorite coffee shop, okay? 

A thing Rachel Kushner once said makes sense to me: “Writing is a way of living. It doesn’t quite matter that there are too many books for the number of readers in the world to read them. It’s a way of being alive, for the writer.” I think if you want to make meaning, you have to stop thinking of what you’re doing as a product or an alternative entertainment choice. You might even need to embrace the death of your form.

Eric is the author of the darkly funny, enviably smart Confessions From a Dark Wood. He’s one of those people who gets up at 5 a.m. (or some obscene hour) to write. Like, EVERY DAY. 

nicolejhardy:

This is Eric Raymond. He’s not drinking coffee in the photo, but he looks all cool and writerly, so I let it slide. Let’s pretend he’s about to enter his favorite coffee shop, okay? 

A thing Rachel Kushner once said makes sense to me: “Writing is a way of living. It doesn’t quite matter that there are too many books for the number of readers in the world to read them. It’s a way of being alive, for the writer.” I think if you want to make meaning, you have to stop thinking of what you’re doing as a product or an alternative entertainment choice. You might even need to embrace the death of your form.

Eric is the author of the darkly funny, enviably smart Confessions From a Dark Wood. He’s one of those people who gets up at 5 a.m. (or some obscene hour) to write. Like, EVERY DAY. 

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If boys won’t read, and they especially won’t read books with girl protagonists, the solution is not to create more explicitly “boy” books, the solution is to delve deeply into “why.” Why don’t they see value in reading, and what is wrong with the stories of girls? The problem is, of course, as the saying goes, you can’t reason people out of something they didn’t reason into.
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Sex workers should be given equal protection under the law. I want our jobs to be treated as legitimate. Right now, if I were to go to a policeman and report something that happened to me, he would say, “You’re a prostitute, I don’t care.”
Duke University porn star Belle Knox in my interview with her at Elle.com
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This is advice that I am borrowing from Nao Bustamante,which is that you are not responsible for other people’s experience of your work. Even if it’s memoir. If they perceive it in a way you didn’t intend, that’s not on you. You also can’t do anything to change it. Nothing you ever say (or tweet, or write in a letter to the editor of the NYTBR) will ever change anyone’s mind about your book. Your book isn’t for the people who don’t get it, it’s for the people who do. Spend time with them. Roll around in your good reviews. And treat the bad ones with a shrug. Your book just wasn’t for them.
— Hiring a skywriter to inscribe this Emily Gould quote over BEA this year. (via thefeeling)
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rosecaraway:

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The first Sexy Librarian Blog Podcast is ready to go! Listen to me ramble on about 
Rachel Kramer BusselGotta Have It: 69 Stories of Sudden Sex anthology,The Big Book of Orgasms: 69 Sexy Stories, and… *ahem* male lactation, for FREE! This is a casual, fun podcast for those who like blogging on the go! 
http://rosecarawaythesexylibrarian.blogspot.com/2014/03/episode-1-right-people-get-it.html

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penandink:

With great pleasure we present the cover of our forthcoming book, Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them (Bloomsbury), and with ecstatic joy we announce that the book’s introduction will be written by Cheryl Strayed.
(You can pre-order here, here, here, or here, Mom.)

penandink:

With great pleasure we present the cover of our forthcoming book, Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them (Bloomsbury), and with ecstatic joy we announce that the book’s introduction will be written by Cheryl Strayed.

(You can pre-order here, here, here, or here, Mom.)

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More reviewers wanted for my favorite: The Big Book of Orgasms

My moving/book promo efforts converge again: I have 10 copies of The Big Book of Orgasms: 69 Sexy Stories, aka my favorite of all my books, up for grabs to U.S. Amazon reviewers. You can check out what others have said about it here. If you already have one of my books for review, please post your review before requesting this one. You must: a) have an Amazon.com account you’ve made a purchase from and b) agree to post your review within 6 weeks of receipt. Review can be long or short, just no dirty words, and Amazon will confirm that it’s been posted. Email orgasmantho at gmail.com with “Amazon” in the subject and your name and mailing address in the body and I’ll send signed books to the first 10 who request!

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2 books for review: Peep Show and Passion

Here’s another opportunity for U.S. Amazon reviewers: I’m looking for folks to review my books Peep Show: Erotic Tales of Voyeurs and Exhibitionists and Passion: Erotic Romance for Women. You must have an Amazon.com account you’ve made a purchase from and be willing to post your review (can be as long or short as you like) within 6 weeks of receipt. If you’re interested, email rachelkb at gmail.com with “Amazon” in the subject and your name and mailing address and which book you’d like. Thank you!

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Want to review my new book Flying High: Sexy Stories from The Mile High Club?

I have a new book out called Flying High: Sexy Stories from The Mile High Club, with a foreword called “Sex in Space” by Alison Tyler and have 5 copies for Amazon.com reviewers - you must be in the U.S., have an Amazon.com account you’ve purchased from and be willing to post your review within 6 weeks of receipt. Email flyinghighantho at gmail.com with “Amazon” in the subject and your name and U.S. address in the body and the first 5 requests will get signed copies. Note: These stories are the same ones in my book The Mile High Club, so if you’ve read that, please wait for the next one.


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All aboard for a round-trip ticket to a really good time! Award-winning editor Rachel Kramer Bussel takes you under her wing with a full exploration of in-flight fantasies in Flying High. This gleeful guide to getting it on at 30,000 feet, complete with plenty of ideas for membership into the Mile High Club, presents scintillating stories of one-flight-stand seductions by solo strangers, flirty flight attendants, cocky captains and passionate passengers.

Vanessa Vaughn’s edgy “Bermuda Triangle” follows a dominating female flight instructor and the two male students who do everything she says. “Wing Walker,” by Cheyenne Blue, takes the idea of in-flight sex to a new level, when an amorous couple gets busy on the top wing of a biplane. Thomas S. Roche’s “When Your Girlfriend Wears a Very Short Skirt” teases readers with a well-placed blanket and love in the lav. Flying High is sure to make anyone a frequent flyer!

Foreword: Sex in Space by Alison Tyler

Introduction: Joining the Mile High Club

34B by Bill Kte’pi
Instrument Flight Rules by Zach Lindley
A Brief Respite by Desiree
Get On, Get Off by Jeremy Edwards
The Scream Queen by Sommer Marsden
Wild Child by Matt Conklin

Bermuda Triangle by Vanessa Vaughn
Top Banana by Craig J. Sorensen
Nasty Little Habit by Donna George Storey
Urgent Message by Rachel Kramer Bussel
Obedient by Teresa Noelle Roberts
Aisle Seat by Stan Kent
Game in the Sky by Elizabeth Coldwell
When Your Girlfriend Wears a Very Short Skirt by Thomas S. Roche
Planes, Trains and Banana-Seat Bicycles by Alison Tyler
Flights of Fancy by Geneva King
The Girl Most Likely by Kristina Wright
Bert and Betty by Ryan Field
Wing Walker by Cheyenne Blue