Meeting: June 6, 2015

Fifty Shades of Green: How to Write Smut for Fun & Profit

This workshop is Lori’s  favorite lecture and teaches how to work your erotic fantasies into sellable smut. She has taught this at writers’ conferences, feminist gatherings, senior centers, a farm women’s collective and a bachelorette party (she was the entertainment) and every time people have told her they were inspired by it.

Lori will prove that smut will set you free, and smut will save the world.

Lori Perkins is the Publisher of Riverdale Avenue Books. Prior to that, she was a founding partner and Editorial Director of Ravenous Romance, and has been a literary agent for 25 years.  She is also a published author, has been an adjunct professor at N.Y.U.’s Center for Publishing.

Riverdale Avenue Books is an innovative hybrid company which published 100 titles in the categories of publishing pop culture, erotic romance, erotica, LGBT, horror, science fiction and fantasy, sports, gaming and mysteries a year.  IN 2013, RAB won the Publisher of the Year by from the Bi-Writers Association,

Perkins is President of L. Perkins Agency, which has 5 agents on staff and has foreign agents in 11 countries and its own film agent in L.A.

Perkins has had 9 books on the NY Times best-seller list including HOW TO MAKE LOVE LIKE A PORN STAR: A Cautionary Tale by Jenna Jameson, which made theNew York Times best-seller list for 7 weeks and THE HUNGER GAMES COMPANION by Lois Gresh.

Perkins is the author of FIFTY WRITERS ON FIFTY SHADES OF GREY.  She is also the author of four books -THE CHEAPSKATE’S GUIDE TO ENTERTAINMENT; How to Throw Fabulous Parties on a Budget, which was excerpted in Redbook and Family Circle Magazines; THE INSIDER’S GUIDE TO GETTING A LITERARY AGENT, which was chosen by as one of the top 100 books on writing; and THE EVERYTHING FAMILY GUIDE TO WASHINGTON D.C. and THE EVERYTHING FAMILY GUIDE TO NEW YORK. She has also written numerous articles on publishing for Writer’s Digest and Publisher’s Weekly.

Perkins has edited twenty erotica anthologies, including HUNGRY FOR YOUR LOVE, a Zombie Romance anthology, which was published by St. Martin’s Press.

Her Wikipedia page can be found here: