Trio of Best-Selling Female Authors Campaign for Sexual Equality in Public Reception of Erotic Novels
New organization Fem Writes to fight sexual prejudice and double standards in the publishing world
LONDON, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Fem Writes, a new organisation fronted by successful author Sarah Luddington, has just been launched to combat a perceived bias against female authors who dare to push sexual boundaries and norms. Aided by Adele Carrington and Jenny Ainslie-Turner, the three are setting out to challenge the establishment view that female authors should only write in relatively specific genre.
“E L James has proven that female authors can push sexual boundaries in their writing,” Sarah said. “But even she first published under an androgynous pseudonym. The author of Story Of O kept her identity secret for years and most assumed it had been written by a man, as a woman could never be capable of such writing. My own novels have caused a firestorm on Amazon as I write in first person as a bi-sexual medieval knight, yet similar tales written by men rarely raise an eyebrow.”
Fellow author Adele Carrington has recently been featured on radio and in the national press due to the exposure that she leads a polyamorous lifestyle. Her latest vampire novel, ‘Denial’, has a polyamorous heroine who has already created furor. “In the mid-eighteenth century Casanova wrote his diary, ‘Histoire de ma vie’ which made the male author a folk hero,” Adele said. “Yet a hundred years later, one of the greatest female authors, Jane Austen, had to release her first novel under the pseudonym ‘A Lady’ as the content was deemed unladylike.”
Jenny Ainslie-Turner is the third part of this trio of fiery ladies. Her own novel, ‘Will You Be My Fantasy’ is inspired by her own life as a telephone sex girl and is currently causing quite a stir. “I think it’s terribly hypocritical,” she said. “Men can write erotic fiction and nobody bats an eyelid, yet female writers tend to have to write under pen names which are then assumed to be men anyway!”
“It seems the world expects female authors to stick to the accepted genres of detective, romance or historical novels, with conventional, somewhat repressed, sexual content,” Sarah continued. “We need to fight this silent prejudice and explain to the world that what’s good for the gander is indeed good for the goose.”
Sarah Luddington can be contacted via her website www.theknightsofcamelot.com
or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jenny Ainslie-Turner can be contacted via her website www.jennyainslieturner.com.
Adele Carrington can be contacted via her Facebook page www.facebook.com/adele.carrington.5.
0044 (0)845 300 8827
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SOURCE Fem Writes