[Saturday, July 30, 2011]
My name is Jess and I'm a 24-year-old independent author/artist/poet/non-conformist. As a writer, it has always been a passion and purpose of mine to challenge the status quo.
I work in a diverse range of genres, such as experimental fiction, erotic fiction, new media, young adult fiction, poetry, urban fantasy, and cyberpunk. I've written two erotic anthologies, 4:Play (which this blog was initially set up for, in terms of marketing) and Primal Scream (almost completed, as of August 2011).
Some of my taboo-themed stories were banned by Amazon in December 2010, which prompted me to set up jessINK (my indie publishing platform/company).
The "Erotica vs. Pornography" article explains how and why my erotic fiction is erotic literature, not pornography.
I’ve nothing against porn on the whole, but when people start thinking that pornography IS real sex (when it technically isn’t—it’s a business that generates money from graphic depictions of sexual fantasies which stimulate arousal) and how sex should really be ALL the time…that’s when I try to do something with my work, to present a more relevant, down-to-earth, insightful perspective on love/life/sex.
Sexuality is a core component of humanity. It should be respected (as it was in ancient times), not feared, exploited, or repressed.
I've always aligned my business goals with my personal values. I'm currently wondering where my next erotic project will take me.
If you want to know more about me, you can check out my bio and media kit.
I'm available for guest posts, discussions, etc. Just drop me a note and I'll get back to you asap :)
P.S. If you write erotic literature (where the focus is not solely on depicting explicit graphicness of sexual acts for the express purpose of stimulating arousal and making money from selling sex), check out the author interviews page :)
-- Jess C Scott / jessINK | www.jessINK.com
-- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org