Category: Authors

Through the Valley of the Shadow of Porn

Burn My Shadow opens in the back of a bukakke line, amid unanimous souls stripped down and wading through the scum of other men’s spilt fantasies. This is where “Tyler Knight” was born. Jobless and homeless, he spent his nights lost in mass transit, on buses and trains circling Los Angeles. Hitting the end of the line,…




The Kayden Kross Word Puzzle

There’s only so many ways you can field questions about your vagina before irritation sets in. By the time we met at the close of the AEE convention in Las Vegas, Kayden Kross and I had both been doing interviews about porn for days. This is not to say that her vagina was beyond my…




The Wolf of Porn Valley

Pornos are bawdy fairytales for the modern world. These lewd folktales use real sex to portray fantasies. As such, porn inhabits a peculiar space between truth and fiction. This twilight realm provides the setting for the second novel by Christopher Zeischegg (AKA retired porn performer Danny Wylde): The Wolves that Live in Skin and Space….




Pornographers in the Mist

[Read the original version of this interview at the x-rated, fleshbot.com] Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals is like the Jane Goodall or Dian Fossey of pornography; this sociologist at large has spent a decade embedded in the adult industry in attempt to unravel the mysteries of this elusive, cultural colossus. Although porn is easier to access than ever, the…




Playing words in ‘Songs for the Deaf’

Writing is about re-creating, from describing past events in a new way to reinventing timeless tales. With his first collection of short stories, Songs for the Deaf, John Henry Fleming adds sardonic realism to fantastical tales. The straight-faced humorist delivers a biblical account of a teenage messiah winning a pickup game of basketball, a travelogue…




The Dick Lit Laureate: Tucker Max Gets Interviewed About Sloppy Seconds, Hilarity Ensues

In 2000, Tucker Max put a “date application” online to settle a bet. He won the bet and bragging rights by sleeping with one of his date applicants — a woman he also encouraged to jump out of his bedroom window naked so his friends would not see how fat she was. After graduating from…




A Full-Blooded Character: An Interview With Dennis Lehane

Dennis Lehane grew up in the Dorchester section of Boston’s inner-city. Since his first novel, A Drink Before the War, won the Shamus Award, he’s published seven more novels with William Morrow & Co. that have become international bestsellers: Darkness, Take My Hand; Sacred; Gone Baby Gone; Prayers for Rain; Mystic River; and Shutter Island….