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BOOKS by Victoria Brownworth
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Ordinary Mayhem: A Novel of Horror
Faye Blakemore is a photojournalist for a major New York newspaper. Faye has been taking photos since she was a small child, taught by her photographer grandfather, after spending hours in the strange blood-red light of his darkroom. Now Faye specializes in what one reviewer calls, “blood-and-guts journalism.” Her first book of photos is as celebrated as it is controversial—and as harrowing. Bold Strokes Books (February 17, 2015)
From Where We Sit
Black Writers Write Black Youth -- an exciting collection combines a wide-range of dynamic characters, divergent styles and compelling issues that will appeal to all ages and which belongs in every American library. Tiny Satchel Press www.tinysatchelpress.com
Day of the Dead
These stories are thronged by the lost and lonely--nuns and researchers, ghosts and vampires, students and succubi--abandoned by lovers, by the state, their own faith. People just like us who search for peace and redemption. And through it all steals the mist, the scent of the bayou, and the ringing of bells... Spinsters Ink (September 15, 2009)
Bed: New Lesbian Erotica
Bed: New Lesbian Erotica is an anthology of lesbian-focused prose from established authors and refreshing new writers who demonstrate the diversity of lesbian sexuality through their varied interests, ethnicities, and ages. This sensual collection is filled with steamy snapshots, short fiction, and provocative poetry. Harrington Park Press (June 30, 2007)
Golden Age of Lesbian Erotica
With the onset of the 20th Century, psychoanalysis lifted the curtain on alternative sexuality. Bringing sex out of the closet added a different dimension to erotic writing and eroticism itself. The advent of the roaring 20's changed the sexual landscape of lesbian erotica. The Golden Age opens the door to women's independence: Women choose to live as independently as men, including sexuality. Magic Carpet Books; 1st Magic Carpet Books Ed edition (January 15, 2007)
coming out of cancer
One-third of women run a lifetime risk of developing cancer, and studies have shown that lesbians are especially at risk. They often don't access healthcare because of homophobia in the medical establishment and inadequate insurance coverage. With its diversity of views and experience, Coming out of Cancer includes contributions from Audre Lorde, Ruthann Robson, Pat Parker, Rachel Carson, and Dr. Susan Love and offers information and support for survivors, loved ones, and community activists.
"Informative, defiant, upbeat and occasionally humorous." Publisher's Weekly In looking at the intersection of sexuality and disability, this nonfiction anthology challenges readers to confront how America deals with difference. Writers represent a broad range of disabilities (chronic fatigue syndrome, manic depression, cerebral palsy) as well as a variety of racial, ethnic, and class backgrounds. Seal Press; First Edition edit
Night Shade: Gothic Tales by Women
From a housewife with morphing hands to a teenage girl who communes with La Noche, this audacious collection showcases 16 eerie, otherworldly tales by talented women writers. Contributors include Terri de la Peña, Ruthann Robson, Susanne Sturgis, and Barbara Wilson, among others. Seal Press; First Edition edition (March 24, 1999)
Film Fatales offers a fascinating glimpse into the lives and work of women filmmakers. Profiled here are over thirty pioneering directors, producers, and distributors who have changed the face of contemporary film by delivering new and distinctly female images and sensibilities for the screen. Publisher: Seal Press; First Edition edition (November 24, 1997) ISBN-10: 1878067974 ISBN-13: 978-1878067975
Too Queer: Essays from a Radical Lif
A white girl standing up for civil rights, an out lesbian speaking her mind in a Catholic high school, wrestling with the controversies of queer culture: passing as straight, economic class consciousness, lipstick lesbians, lesbian chic, and same-sex marriage. An early, extremely principled proponent of selective outing, Brownworth's voice remains provocative and intelligent. Too Queer is a is a Lambda Literary Award finalist for Lesbian Studies and Small Press. Firebrand Books (May 1996)
From Bram Stoker's Dracula to the legendary Carmilla by LeFanu to Anne Rice's contemporary LeStat series, vampire stories have proved timeless. Following in this rich tradition, this collection of seductive vampire stories is by turns sexy and subversive--and certain to appeal to all fans of this increasingly popular genre. Seal Press (January 18, 1996)
The subject is death: menacing strangers, murderous friends, maniacal relatives. In the skillful hands of 17 of America's best-known and newly-discovered mystery and crime writers, daily life takes a deadly turn. Sinister, shocking, and downright scary, these tales - all new, all terrifying - are guaranteed: spine-chilling.
Out for More Blood
It's fiction! But you have to wonder... Sharp as a knife edge, these stories cut to the heart of women's lives. In a world where newspapers are replete with stories of women who have been victimized and bad guys who never get what's coming to them, these tales of revenge and malice are excellent antidotes to the nastiness of real life. An enormously satisfying - and chilling - collection. -Kanani Kauka, senior editor Lambda Book Report.
In Quatorze, Brownworth's third collection of poetry, she focuses on the sonnet. Wrought in the classic fourteen line-format using various formal rhyme schemes, these poems tell stories of love and loss, hope and despair. Brownworth exhorts the reader to literally read between the tightly crafted lines, to shift between the formalism of the structure and the feral nature of desire, obsession, and anguish--an evocation of the real-life dichotomies with which most of us are all too familiar.