Archive: May 2012

This is somewhat old, but hey. The above Saturday Night Live video lampoons the whole “mommy porn” phenomenon attributed to E.L. James‘ fanfic-cum-literary smut smash Fifty Shades of Grey: In a parody Mother’s Day commercial for Amazon.com, moms are surprised by their gift-giving spouses and kids as they’re getting all sexed up reading the erotic [...]

Hello, Dear Readers! Please enjoy this interview with Jamie White, author of the recently released novel The Life & Times of No One in Particular. What inspired you to write The Life and Times of No One in Particular? The original idea goes back to my Buffy The Vampire Slayer RPG days. A bunch of us [...]

Hello, Dear Readers! Please enjoy this excerpt from The Life & Times of No One in Particular, the new novel by Jamie White. Several others were at the altar doing the same thing; only they were offering larger and more elaborate gifts. I listened for a little while to their prayers, enjoying the sounds of their voices all [...]

The masterminds at Goodreads created the above infographic to exhibit the influence and impact of the phenomenon known as Fifty Shades of Grey. E.L. James‘ erotica trilogy has sold over ten million copies, and Goodreads’ infographic charts both the geographic distribution of readers and the books that have received a bump from a new national interest [...]

Check out the trailer for The Life & Ties of No One in Particular, the upcoming novel from author Jamie White. The novel tells the story of Clarissa, a muse who has spent centuries trying to inspire artists who are sometimes too stubborn to listen to her. Now, she’s decided to tell her side of the [...]

As you should know by now, my favorite book of all-time is The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It’s a classic tale of status, wealth, ambition, and (most of all) love. The 70s film version starring Robert Redford will always be cool, but now Baz Luhrmann has decided to give the jazz age story a [...]

You women love that mommy porn, huh? It’s too late to deny it. Wanna know how I know? GalleyCat reports that E.L. James’ erotic Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy has sold a cool, combined total of ten million books (paperbacks, eBooks, and audiobooks) in six short weeks. SIX WEEKS! So sayeth Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group [...]

Chances are, if you’re seeing this, you follow me on at least one social network, such as Twitter or Facebook. But guess what? I’m on quite a few of ‘em! Check out the list of social networks below, then click the link and follow your boy! C’mon, admit it — you know you want to [...]

According to Shadow & Act, playwright Dominique Morisseau has been awarded the Playwrights of New York (PONY) Fellowship. Make no mistake, this is no small feat; in fact, my fellow Memphian, and writer of The Mountaintop, Katori Hall is a past recipient of this award. Share this: