It's great to know the bitter tale I penned for Mitzi Szereto's upcoming anthology, 'Getting Even: Women's Tales of Revenge' will soon be available. The anthology is advertised, sans cover, on Amazon right now.
My story is called, 'Hurting Hugh'. Incredibly, although everything I heap on my poor heroine's head really happened to somebody, none of it actually happened to me.
Mitzi graciously asked for an edit and I cut a massive 1300 words. The story is journal style, that's my only excuse for submitting such a fat story in the first place. When I'd done the edit, I realized I'd cut all the stuff that had happened to me. So it goes.
I managed to keep the sardonic tone and 'artlessness'of the writing intact. This is a woman scorned in love for what she fears is the very last time. Her 'little pilot light of hope' has been extinguished, by the 'Hugh' of the title.
I'll admit that, although I don't kow Mitzi and had never submitted a story to her, I knew she'd put it in her book. That's how confident I was in its quality.
I'm working on a short story now, two in fact, both erotica. One was originally slated for an anthology that has been cancelled (it happens more than you might think) and the other I'll be submitting to Alison Tyler's adorable ABCD series, published by Cleis Press.
I'm expanding the first story, hoping to come up with a novella. As far as the second goes, I'm waiting to get the first four books, ABCD, which I ordered directly from Cleis Press, online. It's by far the simplest way to get the books and something I admit took me too long to figure out.
I'm about to start reading 'My Girlfriend Comes to the City and Beats Me Up.' If I like it I'll put the author's name in my next post...hohoho...I'm too lazy to go look for it at the moment.
We just finished watching "Running With Scissors'. It captured the coolness as well as zaniness of the book very well. Annette Benning was, as always, spectacular. Some of the darkest moments in the book were soft pedalled in the movie but all in all it was as shocking and as much fun as the book.
My next scheduled blog on Lust Bites is an interview with Sage Vivant on May 23rd. Sage has included stories of mine in two of her anthologies with Thunder's Mouth Press. My stories were published under the nom de plume Madeline de Chambrey.
'The Bearded Lady' in the anthology 'Amazon Women: Tall tales of strong Women'
'Love and Lies' is in the anthology 'Confessions'
I'm compiling a list of questions for Sage so if you've always wanted to ask her something about her work as a writer, editor, or on her website, Custom Erotica Source, drop me a line and I'll see if I can slip it into my interview.
- Madeline Moore
- Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- While attending a summer writing workshop at Humber College, my tutor, D.M.Thomas, said that I write 'great sex without metaphor,which isn't easy to do.' I made my mind up to become an erotica writer. My first erotica novel, 'Wild Card' was published in 2006. A section from the novel was selected by Scarlet Magazine for 'best oral sex scene' and, as a friend pointed out, an award-winning author was born! My second Black Lace novel, 'Amanda's Young Men' was released in the UK in July, 2008 and in North America in March, 2009. My third novel for Black Lace, 'Sarah's Education,' was published July 2, 2009 in the UK and briefly hit the number one spots on Amazon.co.uk's adult fiction and adult romance best seller lists. It became available in North America on September 1, 2009. Jade Magazine bestowed the 'best cover art, 2009' award on 'Sarah's Education'. In 2009 Humber College invited me to speak at the summer writers' workshop on a panel called, 'Success Stories.' And so the circle closes.