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Susie Bright
I write about sex and politics every day of the week.
Interests: dressmaking, sexual politics, deep erotic thinking, revolution in our lifetime, family dilemmas, pornography with integrity, and roasted peppers
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Listen to the Behind-the-Scenes Features! I produced them, and they're pretty darn cool. Spoiler Alerts: Major and delicious. Watch Season 1 first, if you want to let the surprises unfold naturally-- your binge is our pleasure. Needless to say, I didn't do it alone. I'm lucky enough to produce this... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2014 at Susie Bright's Journal
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Radclyffe Hall, "Speaking of Sex Exhibit": The Human Sexuality Collection 25th Anniversary Sometimes at fundraisers when I talk with people about another string of LGBT successes, I feel like I have been Mr. Peabody-ed into a way, wayback machine episode. It's The Beverly Hillbillies and a gobsmacked Jethro has just... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at Susie Bright's Journal
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I have this recurring nightmare that my mother is alive. She never died. I've made a terrible mistake. I have to call my editor. We can't publish the book. I don't know how I could have made such a wild mistake. I mean, she looked dead. I signed the papers.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2014 at Susie Bright's Journal
Honey Lee wrote: I was heart broken to see Cody so compromised with his mobility when I visited. I will be sad not to see him at the Pumpkin House. So happy to have spent time with him when I was there: It was great to see him engage with other dogs and want to play. His tail was up high and swishing back and forth. Always young at heart, he wanted to run and pounce but it did not last very long. Clearly he could remember better days. He wanted to get in the pond but the bank was very steep on the side we were walking. He wondered to the edge and looked over then wandered back to me. It took several trips to the pond before I figured out how to get to a gentle slope where he could wade in slowly. He did not want to swim out very far and preferred to just stand chest deep in the water. He did have fun tearing ferociously at a log beached in the mud. I thought that was odd but he had a great time tearing off the bark and spitting it out. Of course he had no concern over the knee deep mud covering his legs. That's when I started throwing sticks out in the pond. Im very glad we could have one last adventure. I will find a quiet place on Thursday, your time, to be close when he passes on to greener pastures. I was looking for a photo to use for my Skype account and Cody's Hellhound portrait came up---so it is now my moniker on Skype. --- I am so thankful the vet will come to the house like he did for Dinah. I like that your beloved animals will stay on your property. Very old world in changing modern times. Much love and give Cody a kiss goodbye from me. honeylee
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Kodiak Rest in Peace April 1, 2001- January 9, 2015 Oh have you seen my dear companion For he was all this world to me I hear he's gone to some far country and he fares no more to be I wish I were a swallow flying I'd fly to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2014 at Susie Bright's Journal
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1) Favorite unsung holiday film? The Ref. Too famous, you say? Well, i would like to take some of the credit for that, because I have flogged it as "best Christmas movie ever" for a very long time. Each year, I shock several people with its discovery, who then take... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2013 at Susie Bright's Journal
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As I don my gay apparel and consider whose stocking I will stuff full of treats and girl-crush this year, my tiny dark side has demanded a turn. There is a naughty list. As fair readers know, in addition to my starry-eyed writing adventures, I acquire and produce audiobooks. I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2013 at Susie Bright's Journal
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I threw a holiday feast because I knew I was going to be in absentia on The Big Day and I couldn't stand to miss out on my favorite foods. I had three hours to do all the shopping and cooking. I called eight people at the last minute who... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2013 at Susie Bright's Journal
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When I first brought Ellora's Cave novels to Audible— and their own singular brand of explicit romance, the first task at hand was particularly daunting. Who would bring these books to life? We needed to cast actors with moxie, passion, and the chops to narrate erotic romance without any inhibitions.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2013 at The Bright List
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Flasher: A Memoir, by Tsaurah Litzky I have published Tsaurah Litzky more often than any other author I've ever worked with--- and after 600 authors and 20 anthologies and countless magazines... that's saying something. Now Tsaurah is ready to dish the real dirt on her real New York bohemian life... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2013 at The Bright List
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"Forgive me, but Greg Boyd is like Kafka and Grimm wrapped up in one, with a better sense of humor." Stephen Haske, Amazon Horny: Stories Selected and New, by Greg Boyd When people ask me, "Who's your favorite writer few others have ever heard of?"-- I say Greg Boyd. I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2013 at The Bright List
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Atlas of the Human Heart, by Ariel Gore With gorgeous, honest prose and calls ‘em-like-she-sees-‘em narration, Ariel Gore will have you thinking differently about the nature of "home" and what it means to be a mama. Gore's memoir takes you from the meticulously mapped grounds of Palo Alto High School... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2013 at The Bright List
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Public Enemy: Memoirs of an American Dissident, by Bill Ayers Bill Ayers got caught in the crossfire of the 2008 presidential election during a Clinton--Obama primary debate. While he and his graduate students watched from his living room, moderator George Stephanopoulos all but accused Obama of conspiring with domestic terrorists—him.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2013 at The Bright List
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Litquake gave Last Gasp's beloved Ron Turner their Barbary Coast Honor this year. "In recognition of decades of publishing and community service efforts, Litquake plans to tear Ron Turner a new one. "A cavalcade of friends, former employees, bill collectors, and special surprise guests will be on hand to stick... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2013 at Susie Bright's Journal
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Love and Fatigue in America, by Roger King Roger King was an English professor, who, filled with a bit of hubris, accepted a prestigious appointment in the US, and got ready to start what he thought would be his new sex and romance-filled, ego-stoking adventure. To his shock, his health... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2013 at The Bright List
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Valencia, by Michelle Tea "I can't think of anyone who has done a better job telling the story of the dark, but enticing queer-addict world. This is one of those books I would be willing to read several times. It's the diamond on my shelf." --Rhiannon "nobodysgrrl" This rent girl... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2013 at The Bright List
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A Clockwork Scarab: A Stoker and Holmes Novel, Book 1, by Colleen Gleason Strong young-women heroines, friendship, bravery, mystery-solving, and romance in Steampunk Victorian England? Yes, please! Colleen Gleason takes several well-established tropes and blends them together to get something fresh and kick-ass. Sherlock Holmes's niece, Mina and the Bram... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2013 at The Bright List
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Chain Saw Confidential: How We Made the World's Most Notorious Horror Movie, by Gunnar Hansen The urban legends that swirl around the film Texas Chainsaw Massacre, that it was based on real events; that there were violent, drug-fueled orgies on set; that it was a “snuff” film; are far nuttier... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2013 at The Bright List
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The Testosterone Files, by Max W. Valerio Max Wolf Valerio gives a poetic, explosive reading of his own female-to-male gender-transition memoir. His story comes across as a thing of wonder. With an adventurer's spirit, Max writes of actually living out his childhood fantasies, of going covertly behind enemy lines, of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2013 at The Bright List
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Ellora's Cave Romantica Publishing Cancel your plans, drop the kids off at grandma's, stock up on bon-bons, and draw the curtains. Ellora's Cave is here! THE name in erotic romance, Ellora's Cave has hit Audible with sonic-BOOM. Ellora's Cave was started by Tina Engler, a single mother who was working... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2013 at The Bright List
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In this third installment of my best work I'm submitting for the Audies, (the audio "Oscars") I look back at the Fiction, Memoirs, Young Adult, Sci Fi, Mystery, and Erotica I acquired and produced over the past year. All are books I acquired and exec-produced for Audible's studios— but out... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2013 at The Bright List
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The Audie Awards are the audiobook "Oscars." The top productions are celebrated each spring in New York, during the Book Expo festivities. This week, I'm sharing my personal "best of" list of titles, ones I've produced for Audible Studios this past year. Every six months, Audible sends our top productions... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2013 at The Bright List
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Every year, the Audio Publisher's Association presents the Audie Awards for outstanding recorded books. It’s the industry’s “Oscars.” Dozens of judges listen to hundreds of hours of the best of the best producers. The competition is... fierce. As an editor and producer at Audible Studios, I submit my "best work"... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2013 at The Bright List
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Jessica Valenti is one of the founders of Feministing, a blog that changed the entire conversation about sexual politics on the Web. Since attending her first Women’s Studies class at Rutgers University that “opened my eyes,” she says tongue-in-cheekily, she’s been hell-bent on raising the younger generation’s awareness of feminism... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2013 at The Bright List
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Take Your Shirt Off and Cry: A Memoir of Near-Fame Experiences, by Nancy Balbirer “It is the fall of 1983. I am a freshman drama school student at NYU, sitting rapt with attention as David Mamet, the guest lecturer in our seminar class, expounds on why George Bernard Shaw had... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2013 at The Bright List