Looking for Love in All the Leong Places

July 30, 2014

I couldn't get enough of the camaraderie during the Can't Get Enough author chat.

All the participants were receptive and respectful and engaged with alacrity.

Chatting online felt very old school. Given my affinity for nostalgia, that was right up my Allie.

Er, alley.

Most memorable moment of the evening: this comment from fellow contributor Annabeth Leong...

Allison, I'm currently swooning with fandom. I've loved your work since I read "Quite Contrary" in Coming Together: By Hand, and can't wait to see what you've got in Can't Get Enough.

What I've got in Can't Get Enough is a story about a man who's appearing in a production of The Fully Monty, a musical about down-and-out steel mill workers convinced they'll be in the money if they're in the nude. He's one of the star strippers and, naturally, he's nervous. His wife is so proud of him, her diamond in the buff, and as long as he keeps his performance anxiety confined to the theatre, she'll support him a hundred percent.

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland

The Chat's Where It's At

July 26, 2014

Tomorrow, at 9pm EST, the Can't Get Enough contributors will convene for a chat at WriterSpace.

Come for a Q&A about T&A and a giveaway - in my case, jewelry created by the very hands that typed and hyped "Strip to My Lou," my story in the anthology, which, in spite of its name, is quite fulfilling.

Brace yourself:

Be there or be bare... wristed.

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland

Come What Mae

July 15, 2014

In the words of the bawdy, gaudy, and sagaciously sage Mae West:


Words to live it up by, as the characters in Can't Get Enough can tell you.

This anthology, edited by Tenille Brown, comes straight (heterosexually speaking) from Cleis Press.

My story, "Strip to My Lou," tells the tale of a wife who gets a big bang out of her husband's prurient performance in the musical The Full Monty

Give this guy a hand, why don't you?

She certainly will. 

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland

TLC for the TOC

July 10, 2014

Editor Cheyenne Blue has me tickled pink with the cunning and stunning cover for her new anthology, Forbidden Fruit: Stories of Unwise Lesbian Desire.

The juice is loose, so drink up this lineup:

"Our Woman" by Rebecca Lynne Fullan
"Hands Off" by Ava-Ann Holland
"Shelter" by Jean Roberta
"Ungodly Ours" by Allison Wonderland
"The Rules" by Rachel O. Esplanade
"The Further Adventures of Miss Scarlet" by Emily L. Byrne
"Sunrise, Sunset" by Sacchi Green
"The Clinton County Horse Thief Society" by Axa Lee
"Freedom" by Harper Bliss
"Ascending Amelia" by Erzabet Bishop
"Bachelorette Party" by Beth Wylde
"Thanks to Irene" by Nicole Wolfe
"Ash" by Niki Crow
"The Law of Reciprocity" by Laila Blake
"Shallow End" by L.C. Spoering
"The First Stone" by Lisabet Sarai
"Out for the Count" by Cheyenne Blue

The book will be oeuvre and out next month.

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland