|Name||Marilyn Jaye Lewis|
|Place of Birth||Franklin County, Ohio, USA|
|Residence||Gahanna, Ohio, USA|
BioAs a groundbreaking multi-media producer, author and editor, Marilyn Jaye Lewis has been interviewed in numerous magazines, on syndicated radio, internet radio, cable television, and Canadian syndicated television. Her short stories and novellas have been published worldwide and translated into French, Italian and Japanese.
Marilyn’s upcoming novels include A Killing on Mercy Road, and How Sweet it Is. Her memoir, Manhattan Mon Amour will include ten of her original songs from the 1980s in a companion MP3 collection titled Recipes from Hell’s Kitchen.
She was the founder of the Erotic Authors Association, the first American organisation to honour literary excellence in the erotic genre, and was its executive director 2001–2006.
Ms. Lewis’ collection of memoirs, Entangled Lives: Memoirs of 7 Top Erotica Writers (Alyson Books, 2007), upon publication, was a front page feature on SMITHmagazine.net and was nominated for a 2007 Lambda Literary Award.
As editor, Lewis’ anthologies include the controversial Zowie! It’s Yaoi! Western Girls Write Hot Stories of “Boys’ Love” (Running Press, 2006); and Stirring Up A Storm: Tales of the Sensual, the Sexual, and the Erotic (Running Press, 2005), which, featuring short fiction by Milda De Voe, Selma Blair, Dorothy Allison, Joyce Carol Oates and Margaret Atwood, among many others, had three stories nominated for Pushcart Prizes for Short Fiction.
Her popular erotic romance novels include When Hearts Collide (2003) and When the Night Stood Still (2004) and were distributed exclusively by Barnes & Noble nationwide.
She is the author of the critically acclaimed modern erotic fiction classic, Neptune & Surf. Described as “a sensational debut” by The Guardian newspaper in London, Neptune & Surf was also selected as one of The Guardian’s Top Ten Summer Reads for 1999. Hailed by the American Book Review as “reminiscent of Sergio Leone’s Once Upon A Time in America”, Neptune & Surf won Ms. Lewis the Erotic Writer of the Year award for 2001, bestowed by the London-based, international Erotic Awards.
She was co-editor, with Maxim Jakubowski, of the international best-selling art book, The Mammoth Book of Erotic Photography (Constable & Robinson, 2001). Her erotic short stories and novellas have appeared in numerous anthologies in the United States and Europe and have won many citations and awards, including the New Century Writers Award and finalist in the William Faulkner Writing Competition.
In the late 1990s, as president of Marilyn’s Room Inc., Marilyn was executive producer on numerous spoken word recordings for fiction authors and poets, and she both sponsored and produced live video and audio web casts of spoken word performances in conjunction with Broadcast.com and Pseudo.com. As web mistress, her erotic multi-media sites won numerous awards, in particular inclusion in Playboy’s Online Hall of Fame for her groundbreaking erotic fiction website Other-Rooms.com.
As head writer for ROMantics Inc., her work was highlighted on the US premium cable TV channel Home Box Office (HBO), won a prestigious Adult Video News (AVN) award for Best Adult CD ROM game in 1998, and received critical recognition in Entertainment Weekly, the popular American entertainment magazine.
Marilyn Jaye Lewis is represented by Helen Breitwieser of Cornerstone Literary Inc. in Los Angeles.
Contributions to SomethingDark
critique: "The censorship machine"
nonfiction: “The Code d’Odalisque: BDSM revisited”
short fiction: “To my beloved I am a stranger”
interview: “Marilyn Jaye Lewis: Obliterating the distinction between writing and life”
2003 The Malignant Muse, guest curator Pet Silvia. Exhibition as part of the Seattle Erotic Arts Festival. Seattle, WA: Consolidated Works. A visual exhibition including video of Marilyn Jaye Lewis reading the erotic short story “I like boys”.
2002 Curator: Body Erotic: A Selection of Photographs from The Mammoth Book of Erotic Photography. New York: Greeley Square Gallery (7–28 March).
2002 Curator: one-night-only international erotic photography exhibition to promote the publication of the Mammoth Book of Erotic Photography. Chelsea, New York City: TRUE (13 Feb.).
2001 Subject of Fluff Girl: an erotic drawing in colour by Carolyn Weltman. Published in Penthouse magazine (March).
Education & Training
1981 Associate’s Degree, Audio Engineering: Rockland Institute of Recording (New York City, NY).