The authors are Antonia Crane, Tina Dupuy, Jillian Lauren, Michael Lynn and Devan Sagliani and the topics range from working in the sex industry to making a documentary about Jenna Jameson to erotica about Sarah Palin.
Tina Dupuy will be reading The Matt Came Back. She’s the daughter of devout Christian Hippies, and has a unique take on life. “My parents were missionaries, not to be confused with ‘mercenaries’ because that would actually be cool.” Irreverent yet unassuming, Tina was born for the work. “Prostitutes are known for their hearts of gold. You never hear anyone say that about satirists,” she laments. Sometimes an anti-social commentator, sometimes a comedian and always a wedge issue enthusiast, Tina is currently an award winning writer and a freelance investigative journalist. Her work has been published in such fine publications as the Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, Newsday, The Pittsburgh-Post Gazette, The Beast and the LA Daily News among others. She is an editor at Mediabistro’s Fishbowl LA and blogs occasionally at the Huffington Post.
Michael Lynn will be reading a selection called Got Jenna? (as in Jenna Jameson) -- it's an excerpt from a work-in-progress about his surrealistic experiences producing "E! True Hollywood Story," of which he has produced more than 40 episodes since 1998, including two of the top three “True Hollywood Stories” of all time. He was responsible for many of the highest-rated THS shows, including “The Last Days Of Elvis,” “Beverly Hills 90210,” “Supermodels,” “Family Feud,” “Jenna Jameson,” “Bill Clinton” and a three-hour E! News Special on “The Life & Death Of Anna Nicole.” In 2003, he received an Emmy Nomination as producer of the “Best Nonfiction Series” for the E! True Hollywood Story of “Jaws.” Michael has also won Prism Award commendations for “Lauren Chapin,” “Carre Otis” and “The O’Neals.” In addition, he created, wrote and produced “True American Story,” a spinoff of THS. Prior to working at E!, Michael was a “Miami Herald” reporter/photographer, a wine writer and restaurant critic. He is currently producing the “E! True Hollywood Story” of “American Idol” favorite Clay Aiken, as well as serving as creative consultant for an upcoming ABC-TV movie about the making of “Jaws.”
Jillian Lauren will be reading an excerpt from her upcoming memoir Some Girls which will be published by Plume/Penguin in the Spring of 2010. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University. Her writing has appeared in Flaunt Magazine, Pindeldyboz Magazine, Opium Magazine,The Chiron Review, Society, Pale House: A Collective and in the anthology My First Time: A Collection of First Punk Show Stories. Jillian has read at spoken word events in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, including Tongue and Groove, Talk, Talk, Talk and Words like Sugar. She is also a performer and has recently worked with directors as diverse as Steve Balderson, Lynne Breedlove and Margaret Cho. She is married to Weezer bass player Scott Shriner. They live in Los Angeles.
Devan Sagliani will be reading Republican’s Delight which is to be featured on Sarah Palin erotica.com – a website created by In The Flesh instigator Rachel Kramer Bussel and dedicated to fantasies, satire and smut about Alaska’s Governor and failed VP candidate. Devan holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of California at Los Angeles. His fiction has appeared in Word Riot, Impetus, Girls With Insurance, Thieves Jargon, Outsider Ink, Mourning Silence, & Thirst For Fire. In addition to being nominated for a Pushcart Prize he has also been nominated for the Million Writer’s Award for his fiction online. While more than comfortable with being labeled a Buddhist, a Democratic Socialist, a Netroots Activist, and a Social Progressive, he has never been able to wholly swallow being labeled a Rethuglican porn apologist and will not start now. He wrote this incendiary fantasy after reading a description of 2008 GOP Vice Presidential Nominee Sarah Palin as a ‘pin up girl for guys who don’t masturbate.’ He can be stalked via his website http://devansagliani.com/.