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Bawdy Storytelling – Size Queen!

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Title: Bawdy Storytelling – Size Queen!Location: Verdi Club – San FranciscoLink out: Click hereDescription: Wednesday, July 9th 2014 at the Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa / San Francisco, CA Remember: Doors at 7, Stories at 8 Performers include: - Lesbian Werewolf & Girl Sex 101 Author Allison Moon - More storytellers to come - Music by Lucky Dave - Bang-O! Sexy cocktails! Way way more! - Giveaways & Prizes from Wet Lubricants Size Queens (& Kings) have been around as long as there’s been something or someone sizable to...

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This Writer’s Brain

Posted by on Jun 1, 2014 in Blog, Publishing, Writing | 1 comment

The 1st draft of my 3rd book, Girl Sex 101, is done and off to my editor and illustrator. (Learn more about the book here) I’ve been “done” for a week, and I’m going a little nuts. Yes, there’s more to do, but this is the weird lull that after 3 books I’ve grown to hate. An efficient writer/publisher would use this downtime to work on press releases, tweak the production calendar, and cross all the paperwork “t’s”. I’ve done it before. But for this book, my circumstances are...

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Why I’m Never Selling on Consignment Again

Posted by on May 23, 2014 in Blog, Publishing | 2 comments

Why I’m Never Selling on Consignment Again

There are many frustrating realities of being a self-published author: unfriendly review policies, managing your own production, stigma, and more. Now, after self-publishing two books and prepping the third, I’ve decided to improve my quality of life by fixing one of these frustrating realities: I’m not selling on consignment to bookstores anymore. Consignment works like this: You loan a bookstore your books. If they sell them, they pay you, if they don’t, they either give the books back, sell them for a loss, or destroy them. There...

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All Things Being Equal – Hollywood’s Casting Problem

Posted by on Mar 3, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

When Cloud Atlas came out last year, many people (who weren’t familiar with the book or movie) were rightly pissed. There were shouts of yellow face, the usual “Hollywood is racist” articles, and the mystification as to why anyone would cast white actors in Asian roles at all, especially when prostheses were necessary.   Then, there were the expected responses: The script called for trans-racial performances (and it did), the actors were the right ones for the job (eh), and roles should just go to the best qualified performer,...

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Books Inc – Castro w. Rob Rosen & Baruch Porras-Hernandez

Posted by on Oct 21, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Title: Books Inc – Castro w. Rob Rosen & Baruch Porras-HernandezLocation: Books Inc. 2275 Market Street, San Francisco, California 94114Link out: Click hereDescription: Books Inc. in The Castro presents an evening full of spooky and sexy supernatural stories with Rob Rosen, sharing his fangtastical and imaginative take on bloodsuckers with Vamp, Allison Moon sharing the delightful and enthralling second installment of the Tales of the Pack Series, Hungry Ghost, and very special guest Baruch Porras-Hernandez will set the mood for...

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The Girl Sex 101 Kickstarter Ends Saturday!

Posted by on Oct 13, 2013 in Blog, Sexuality | 0 comments

My new book project, Girl Sex 101, is almost done with its funding period. If you want to get a limited edition hardcover, original art, a custom story, or other things, back the Kickstarter now!     Share/Bookmark

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East Coast Dates! Boston and NYC

Posted by on Aug 12, 2013 in Blog, Events, LGBTQ, News, Publishing | 0 comments

East Coast Dates! Boston and NYC

I’m getting ready to head East, visiting NYC and Boston for two 1-night-only events. New York:  Crowdfunding Your Queer Project: A Panel Conversation You have a great idea. You may even have a hearty platform. But can you translate that into enough funds to support your project? Learn from successful crowdfunders Allison Moon (Tales of the Pack series) and kd diamond (Salacious Magazine) as they discussed what worked, what didn’t, and what they didn’t see coming. Bluestockings Books 172 Allen Street, New York, New...

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Belated Reaction to Kickstarter’s Apology

Posted by on Jul 3, 2013 in Blog, Feminism, Publishing | 3 comments

When everything went down with the “How to Sexually Assault Women” PUA Kickstarter project, I was incensed.  It was just one more insult added to the barrage of sexist, misogynistic, and hateful rhetoric hurled at women and good men in what appears to be a banner year for this kind of bullshit. And it was one more piece of evidence that the shitty men are winning.  The PUA piece of shit earned $16K for his project, and impressionable and lonely men who backed the project will get all the wrong answers about how to approach and...

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Goodbye Kickstarter: I Don’t Support Orgs That Support Rapists

Posted by on Jun 20, 2013 in Blog, Feminism, Gender | 0 comments

As you may have heard today, Kickstarter has decided to honor the funding of a “How to Sexually Assault Women” book, despite the fact that the project is a clear violation of Kickstarter’s own Terms of Service, which prohibits the submission of content that is: “unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, tortious, obscene, offensive, profane, or invasive of another’s privacy” It’s disappointing for many reasons, not least of which is indie artists (like myself) have used and trusted...

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Truth-Telling and Permission-Giving: Sexy Stories for Revolutions

Posted by on Jun 15, 2013 in Blog, LGBTQ, Writing | 0 comments

I have an agenda. As both a sex educator and a fiction author, I walk in two worlds.  Granted there’s a decent overlap, but it’s sometimes been hard for me to figure out how to be 100% authentic without alienating fans of either of my careers. Where these two passions come to an elegant union, however, is storytelling. I don’t mean spinning a yarn though, I mean true, honest, storytelling. For most of my childhood I was either considered a weirdo or a confidante because I was gifted with very little shame.  I say gifted...

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