Author Archives: Avery Cassell

About Avery Cassell

Avery Cassell is a genderqueer San Francisco writer, poet, cartoonist, and artist who grew up in Iran. They live with their Maine Coon cat, Lulu, and bake yeasted waffles every Sunday morning. Behrouz Gets Lucky is their first novel. You can find their erotic short stories sprinkled in various anthologies, including Best Lesbian Erotica 2015 and Sex Still Spoken Here. Avery is currently working on a book of more of Behrouz and Lucky's shenanigans, a memoir, and an illustrated early reader children's book about a eight year old transgender boy and his family.

Butches, Inking, and David Bowie

It’s a gorgeous Sunday spring afternoon in San Francisco; sunny, 58 degrees and breezy. The trees beneath my window are covered in pink blossoms, and I have a salmon fillet marinating in mustard, balsamic vinegar, and maple syrup ready to cook … Continue reading

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Perverts Put Out! Mayday Edition

Perverts Put Out! Mayday Edition Come dance around the Maypole! Join us for a spirited, smutty response to the state of emergency we all find ourselves in. Just days before the traditional worker’s holiday and a national day of resistance, … Continue reading

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Unspeakably Erotic: Lesbian Kink

Coming November 14, 2017, Unspeakably Erotic: Lesbian Kink, edited by DL King. Contributors to this anthology include the talented and sexy J. Belle Lamb, Pascal Scott, Tamsin Flowers, Sonni de Soto, Annabeth Leong, Rose P. Lethe, Meghan O’Brien, Kiki DeLovely, B.D. … Continue reading

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Erotica Pet Peeve: Thrum

If I was the Grand Poobah Editor of Smut, I’d immediately toss out any erotic fiction that used the word ‘thrum.’ Reading ‘thrum’ will cause me to close the book on an otherwise dandy piece of writing. Within the context … Continue reading

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Jackie Bross – Butch Hero

I was planning on including Jackie and Catherine in the Butch Lesbians of the 20s, 30s, and 40s Coloring Book and had already started my sketches. I was curious though. Why were these two jailbirds documented? Why did Jackie look so weary? … Continue reading

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