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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Fingers in Many Pies by Lucy Felthouse


For my first post on the ERWA blog, I wanted to do a bit of an introductory piece. Firstly, I'd like to say that I was delighted to be asked to contribute to the blog, particularly amongst such esteemed company, so thank you!

As the title of this blog post indicates, I have my fingers in many pies. If people ask what my job is, I often say "a bit of everything." Naturally, that's not exactly true, but I do lots of different things which make up my full time (and the rest!) job.

I'm an erotica and erotic romance writer, with work published by Cleis Press, Constable and Robinson, House of Erotica, Noble Romance, Ravenous Romance, Summerhouse Publishing, Sweetmeats Press and Xcite Books.

I've also edited two anthologies, Uniform Behaviour (uniform erotica) and Seducing the Myth (erotic myths and legends), and there's a good chance I'll be editing another anthology at some point, too, so watch this space!

I spend rather a lot of my time hopping between doing promotional work for other writers, developing websites and also editing, copy-editing and proof-reading. This is for my business, Writer Marketing Services (http://www.writermarketing.co.uk).

Finally, I run an erotica website which features author profiles, interviews, competitions, guest posts, news and reviews. It's for readers, writers, and those of us who are both. Basically, anything that helps promote the genre is welcome on the site. It's helped me gain a reputation as an advocate for erotica and means I get sent lots of sexy books to review! Take a peek at http://eroticaforall.co.uk, where authors will find a page telling them how to submit content for inclusion on the site, and readers will hopefully have a damn good time looking around and discovering new authors and books!

So, in a nutshell, that's what I do. What I love is how it all ties so closely together. I can go from writing an erotic story, to reading one, to reviewing one, to promoting one, all in one day (or even less)! I get a lot of variety in my days which is fantastic, and I love everything that I do. I get to talk to the most fascinating people and do some very interesting work.

And who can ask for any more than that?

This concludes my blog post for this quarter. Now I've introduced myself, I'll be much more interesting next time, I promise. And just to redeem myself a little... here's where you'll find the smut: http://lucyfelthouse.co.uk

6 comments:

  1. mmmm, pie. What I want to know is how do you find the time?

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  2. Hi, Lucy!

    I don't know how you keep all your different fingers straight...!

    Thanks for joining us at the ERWA blog. I look forward to a more smutty post next time.

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  3. Erotica for All is a fantastic site! Keep up the good work, because you know that means MORE PIE!

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  4. Thanks for the double dose of cheesecake and for all you do for erotica, Lucy. People just assume it sells itself, but we need savvy advocates like you! Looking forward to more columns.

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  5. Hello Lucy,

    I don't know how you do, you should have 2 of you with all that you do. I'm a Follower your Newsletter from your Blog & Love the website you run, Erotica for All, I go there quite often. I always LQQk forward to the Smutty Stuff ;) LOL

    Keep up the Great Work, Your Fan,
    PaParanormalFan (Renee' S.)
    paranormalromancefan@yahoo.com

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  6. Thanks for all the comments guys, you're awesome!

    In terms of how I find the time... I'm not sure, to be honest! I squeeze it all in somehow ;)

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