Category: Dr. J.’s News


Purchase Knob Hike

There are four of us. An accountant who lives with a thriller writer and a lawyer tied to me, the erotica writer. Sounds like an exciting crew, right? Writers connect, and we have. This season, we shared our new houses with each other. We joke that each couple has a beach house and a mountain house. This is my week to experience the creativity of the mountain house. All four of us love the outdoors. For our first official hike in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, we climbed Purchase Knob. I’ll be writing a short story from this hike,...


Grit and Persist: Backstage in a Writer’s Life

Most folks never know what goes on behind the life’s curtain of a writer. Here are events that have happened in my life over the last two weeks. Writers by the Sea-My Local FWA Chapter For our March meeting, I shared the stage with Mark Ezra Stokes as we presented The Author’s Digital Footprint. We had collaborated on the topics we would address with the main idea of how writers can get readers to their books. I started my part of the presentation holding a clipboard asking the audience to sign up for my newsletter. I explained that if they signed...


Fangirling in Fernandina

It has been one month since I posted a blog. There has been a lot happening in my life. In the first two weeks of February, I prepared for my guests who visited the last two weeks of February. My focus for the first two weeks of March was dedicated to my root canal. I will gloss right over that and move on to my discussion. The Amelia Island Book Festival February marked the 17th Annual Amelia Island Book Festival. Adriana Trigiani was the keynote speaker for the Kick-Off Luncheon. David Baldacci introduced her as “his Italian sister,” and the...


Dr. J.’s Collaborations

I enjoy week’s where I collaborate with other writers. This week I had three such adventures. First, Nick Tanek asked me to suggest authors who would answer questions about BDSM erotica. I looked to my Sister in Smut, Mischa Eliot, and my Wicked Pens Colleague, Nia Farrell for their specific thoughts. What I appreciate about Nick’s perspective is that he works in a supportive community. That is an essential theme for my fellow authors and me. We work to build each other up. Check out what got covered in Nick’s blog this week. Our BDSM Erotica Author Friends by Nicolas...


Five Takeaways from my Sexuality Week

My 2018 has started out on a roll. Here at the end of the week, I have several new things going on and I wanted to share. Check out the author, Nicholas Tanek‘s work. He and I are Twitter friends. I made a contribution to his blog. THE HEALING POWER OF KINK by Nicholas Tanek I’ve changed my Facebook group to Dr. J.’s Pleasure Platform. Please join us!   I will be hosting a LIVE event there next Tuesday. Check it out.                   The lovely Oleander Plume reviewed Best Women’s Erotica...


Catch Dr. J. Reading Her Erotica

Last week I was a guest on the Rob and Slim Show. We had thirty minutes of sexy repartee about my sex therapy world, online dating, and being sex-positive. Ending the interview, I read an excerpt from my story “Infused Leather” from Best Women’s Erotica of the Year Volume 3, published by Cleis Press and edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel. Take a look at the guys on YouTube while you Listen. Click Here: The Rob and Slim Show Interview with Dr. J.