Donna George Storey can’t seem to write anything that doesn’t have a lot of sex in it. Since she started writing dirty stories in 1997 as a new mother desperate for something interesting to do during the baby’s nap, she’s published over a hundred adult-only tales in numerous journals and anthologies including Best American Erotica, Best Women’s Erotica, The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica, Penthouse, Sex in the City: New York and X: The Erotic Treasury.
She is the author of Amorous Woman (Neon/Orion), a very steamy novel about an American woman’s love affair with Japan, which was based on her own experiences living in Kyoto. If you’re new to the business side of writing, you might want to check out her archived 2009 column, “Shameless Self-Promotion,” the banner for which is, naturally, a picture of her panty-clad butt. Once but a shy, retiring smut scribbler, the task of getting her baby novel out to the world turned her into a truly shameless glad-hander. Not having learned her lesson the first time, she is now working on another novel.
She also writes a column for the Erotica Readers and Writers Association, “Cooking up a Storey” about her favorite topics—delicious sex, well-crafted food, and mind-blowing writing. She truly believes we can all change the world by reading and writing stories that tell the truth about our sexual experiences in all their joy and complexity. For her there is a difference between porn and erotica: pornographers do it just for money; eroticists, no matter how wild or kinky, do it for love.