Please help me welcome Fountain Favorite Kristina back and introduce Rachel (from NYC) to the shop for her first visit. -Kelly Justice, owner of Fountain
More about our authors: Rachel Kramer Bussel is a New York-based author, editor, blogger and event organizer. She has written for numerous publications, including Alternative Press, CNN.com, The Daily Beast, The Frisky, Gothamist, The Hairpin, Huffington Post, Inked, Jezebel, Lemondrop, Mediabistro, The Nervous Breakdown, New York Post, New York Observer, New York Press, Playgirl, The Root, Salon, San Francisco Chronicle, Time Out New York, The Village Voice, xoJane and Zink. She has edited 40+ anthologies for Alyson Books, Avon Red, Cleis Press, Pretty Things Press, Ravenous Romance and Seal Press, including Anything for You: Erotica for Kinky Couples, Suite Encounters: Hotel Sex Stories, Going Down, Irresistible, Women in Lust, Orgasmic, Fast Girls, Passion, Obsessed, Bottoms Up, Spanked, Tasting Him, Tasting Her, Gotta Have It, The Mile High Club, Do Not Disturb: Hotel Sex Stories, Best Bondage Erotica 2011 and 2012, Best Sex Writing 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012, and 6 of her anthologies have won Gold IPPY (Independent Publisher) Awards for Erotica and Sexuality/Relationships. She has contributed to over 100 anthologies, including Susie Bright's Best American Erotica 2004 and 2006 and X: The Erotic Treasury, as well as The Sexual State of the Union and Yes Means Yes.
Rachel conducts reading and erotic writing workshops worldwide, and including Chicago, Las Vegas, London, Minneapolis, New York, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto. She has presented, spoken and taught at conferences including Dark Odyssey, Erotic Authors Association, Sex 2.0, and SXSW. For five years, she hosted In The Flesh Erotic Reading Series in New York City, which featured 300 readers, including Kevin Allison, Jonathan Ames, Laura Antoniou, Mo Beasley, Susie Bright, Lily Burana, Kerry Cohen, Jessica Cutler, Mike Daisey, Mike Edison, Stephen Elliott, Polly Frost, Gael Greene, HoneyB (Mary Morrison), Debra Hyde, Maxim Jakubowski, Diana Joseph, Jillian Lauren, Neal Medlyn, Scott Poulson-Bryant, Julie Powell, Josh Kilmer-Purcell, M.J. Rose, Susan Shapiro, Danyel Smith, Grant Stoddard, Cecilia Tan, Carol Taylor, Jo Weldon, Susan Wright, and Zane, among others. Rachel holds a bachelor's degree in political science and women's studies from the University of California at Berkeley.
Described by The Romance Reader as “a budding force to be reckoned with” and as one of the “legendary erotica heavy-hitters” by Violet Blue Kristina Wright (kristinawright.com) had no idea what to expect from military life when she married an enlisted Navy sailor after a whirlwind long distance courtship just three months before the first Gulf War. She can say it may not be for everyone, but it’s been one hell of a ride. In the twenty-four years since they said “I do,” her husband James has worked his way up the ranks to Lieutenant Commander and she has become an award-winning author whose short fiction has appeared in over one hundred anthologies. They have lived in three states, endured several deployments (two while he was assigned to Navy Special Warfare) and countless months of underway training exercises and counter narcotics operations, happily made the transition from “snail” mail to email and had two children. Their first son was born in 2009 while James was on an eight month deployment to the Middle East, but he was lucky enough to be stateside for the birth of their second son in 2011. Kristina has edited over a dozen anthologies for Cleis Press, including the bestselling Fairy Tale Lust: Erotic Fantasies for Women, as well as Duty and Desire: Military Erotic Romance and the Best Erotic Romance series. She is also the author of the relationship guide Bedded Bliss: A Couple’s Guide to Lust Ever After (Cleis Press) and the erotic romance Seduce Me Tonight (HarperCollins). Her work has appeared in numerous publications, both print and online, including Brain, Child Magazine, Clean Sheets, Good Vibes Magazine, The Quill, The Sun and USA Today. She is a member of Romance Writers of America as well as the RWA special interest chapters, Passionate Ink and Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal. She holds degrees in English and humanities and has taught college composition and world mythology at the college level. She currently lives with her husband and their two young sons in Hampton Roads, Virginia.
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