Please buy my mom's books

A daughter wants her mom's books to be runaway bestsellers. Wouldn't you want the same for your mom?

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Great New Review and Interview with my Mom!

My mom is this month's featured author on WNBC's Romance Buy the Book!

How cool is that? Here's the direct and probably more permanent links to the WNBC Review of Edith Layton's Gypsy Lover by Michelle Buonfiglio and here's how to go directly to the interview, or "AuthorView" with my mom: Edith Layton

I don't know how Ms. Buonfiglio came to find mom, but I'm so glad she did. I just checked out her bio and it's pretty amazing. Michelle is a former beauty pagent queen who graduated college with high honors, she's a devoted romance fan and she gives a great shout out for organ donation. Note to whoever cares: I signed my card! You can read Michelle's entire profile here.

Good stuff all around.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Article about this site -- for reals!

It's amazing but somehow I never linked to this awesome article in the New York Daily News that happens to be about this site. It appeared 12/18/05 in the Sunday paper.

I'm a crappy publicity whore, I am.

But seriously, check it out. It's groovy. And FYI, she found me, not the other way around, as if it matters. Which it does, to me, somehow.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Mom Reading Tomorrow Night!

My mom is reading tomorrow night at an "erotic reading series" produced by my friend RKB. Mom's totally worried her stuff isn't explicit enough to be included. I've told her it's not about that. I'm having dinner with her beforehand to calm her nerves. It's a very cool lounge and I encourage all NYC'ers to come. It should be a hoot.

302 BROOME STREET (B/D to Grand, J/M/Z to Bowery, F to Delancey)
Admission: Free!

Stay warm this winter with the hottest and juiciest words in the city! January welcomes a stunning mix of performers, including romance novelist Edith Layton (Gypsy Lover), fiction writer Danyel Smith (Bliss), and erotic storytellers Iris N. Schwartz (Stirring Up a Storm) and Rob Stephenson (Best Gay Erotica), along with a naughty tale from host Rachel Kramer Bussel. Also: free candy and erotic book door prizes!

In the Flesh is a new monthly reading series held the third Wednesday of every month at the appropriately named Happy Ending Lounge, and features the city's best erotic writers sharing stories to get you hot and bothered, hosted and curated by Village Voice sex columnist and acclaimed erotic writer and editor Rachel Kramer Bussel. From erotic poetry to the down and dirty, these authors get naked on the page and will make you lust after them and their words.

Rachel Kramer Bussel is a New York City-based author and editor. She is Senior Editor at Penthouse Variations and a Contributing Editor and columnist for Penthouse and writes the Lusty Lady column for The Village Voice. Her erotic stories have appeared in over 50 anthologies, including Best American Erotica 2004 and 2006, and she’s edited her own collections, including Naughty Spanking Stories from A to Z 1 and 2. Rachel has also written for AVN, Bust,, Metro, New York Post, Punk Planet, Time Out New York and Velvetpark.

Edith Layton is the author of over 30 novels, including Alas, My Love, The Return of the Earl, To Tempt a Bride, The Devil’s Bargain, and her latest, Gypsy Lover. She has received she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Romantic Times, and excellent reviews, awards and commendations from Library Journal, Romance Readers Anonymous and The Romance Writers of America.

Iris N. Schwartz is a fiction writer, poet, and editor whose story, "Hedonics," is included in the anthology Stirring Up A Storm: Tales of the Sensual, the Sexual, and the Erotic. Her novella, The Fruits of Her Labors, is in That’s Amore! Her erotic fiction has also been anthologized in The Big Book of Hot Women’s Erotica 2004, Down and Dirty 2003, and elsewhere. She’s had poetry anthologized in An Eye For an Eye Makes the Whole World Blind: Poets on 9/11, and in the U.K.-based Listening to the Birth of Crystals. In addition, her writing has appeared in on-line and print publications such as Ducts Magazine, Erbacce, Ludlow Press, Pikeville Review, and Vernacular. Iris is Articles Editor for the Web site She has performed her work at many venues, including Bowery Poetry Club, Collective Unconscious, KGB Bar, and The Knitting Factory, as well as on WBAI, WBAR, WNYE, and WSTR radio stations, on-line, interactive TV, and cable TV.

Danyel Smith is a former ed-at-large for Time Inc. and a former ed-in-chief of Vibe. She writes around for Elle, Cosmo, Essence, wrote once (!) for the New Yorker, will show up in Rolling Stone sometimes, still reps in spirit for the San Francisco Bay Guardian, and wrote concert/album reviews for the New York Times back in the day. Smith is the author of the San Francisco Chronicle-bestselling novel, More Like Wrestling, and she wrote the introduction for the New York Times-bestseller Tupac Shakur. Her second novel, Bliss, was published in July 2005.Rob Stephenson's writing appears over fifty publications Rob Stephenson's writing appears in over 50 publications online and in print including: Skin and Ink, Between the Palms, Blithe House Quarterly, BUTT, Dangerous Families, Problem Child, Best Gay Erotica, Best Bisexual Erotica, Tough Guys, and Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness. He is co-founder of the Erotic Authors Association.

Monday, January 16, 2006


Oscars, Schmoshcars... My mom is up for an AWARD!

BREAKING NEWS: One of my mom's books from 2005 was nominated by Romantic Times. Alas, My Love was chosen as a nominee for the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award in the Historical Romance category for 2005.

From the Romantic Times website: "Reviewers' Choice Awards honor the best books of the year. The winners are selected by our staff of over 40 reviewers representing the readers' voice in the women's fiction industry."

How cool is that? Very cool.