Mary Anne Mohanraj is teaching a few online writing classes over this winter break, starting Monday 12/8. Beginner fiction/nonfiction, Intermediate, and Erotica. Details at:
Bio: Mary Anne Mohanraj is the author of Bodies In Motion (HarperCollins 2005), a Sri Lankan-American novel-in-stories; it was the winner of a Illinois Arts Council Award, a finalist for the Asian American Book Awards, and has been translated into six languages. She has also written/edited nine other books, including Silence And The Word, Torn Shapes Of Desire, the bestselling Aqua Erotica (ed.), Kathryn In The City (a choose-your-own erotic adventure), The Best Of Strange Horizons (science fiction and fantasy, ed.), A Taste Of Serendib (a Sri Lankan cookbook), and The Poet’s Journey (a children’s picture book).
I'm still a bit surprised to find myself administrator of a community that dwells in the sensual and the erotic. Who would have thought all those dirty books residing under my bed would lead to this? I have to say it is wonderfully liberating to realize the only dirty things under my bed are the dust bunnies; that my passion for things erotic is simply a healthy interest in sexuality. There's nothing quite like a community of like-minded people to light the way.
I graduated from University with a degree in anthropology and live with my professor husband. However, the New Yorker in me is still alive and kicking. We have three kids: a professor, a financier, and instructional designer. Things are more comfortable now that they don't have to answer the classic elementary school question, "What does your mommy do?"
In 1996, with the help and encouragement of several women, I founded the Erotica Readers & Writers Association. It's a continuing pleasure to mingle with the passionate souls of ERWA.