Our fabulous anthology of stories about older women having and enjoying sex,SIlver Desire, is finally available, so we have been celebrating very thoroughly indeed.We started with a launch at Sh! in Hoxton Square on Friday, with anthology contributors Zak Jane Keir, Elizabeth Coldwell and Jillian Boyd in attendance. As not all the featured authors could make it, those who were there read extracts from the stories written by those who weren’t available, and Charlie Forrest helped out by reading an extract from Spencer Dryden’s story.
We also had guest readings: Scarlett Flame joined us (and if we had been giving a prize for best footwear, she’d have won). Sh! had been running an erotic fiction contest the previous month, also on the theme of older women enjoying sex in later life, so naturally we read out an extract from the winning entry, a lovely bawdy tale of a birthday trip abroad by Cherry Bare. Fuelled by pink fizz and jelly babies, we had a fabulous time, so thanks once again to Renee and the team for having us, and to everyone who came along and joined in the fun. Thanks as well to Lola Sparkles, for representing publishers Sexy Little Pages and live-tweeting the whole gig (check it out under the hashtag #silverdesire).