Sunday, September 15, 2013

Tour Kick Off - Meet and Greet - Genesis Deflowered by Matthew Stillman

Biblical Erotica
Date Published: 8/1/2013

Where many see the Bible as the pathway to Heaven, others say it should be covered in a brown paper bag because it is so, so filthy.
There are hundreds of sex acts implied in the first book of the bible and none initiated by a woman. How can that be? How has nobody ever described how each of them would have played out in biblical language? If the writers and translators of the Bible had been a little less prudish we might have an entirely different relationship between sex and religion than we have now. In Genesis there is sex before marriage, threesomes, incest, group sex, kinky fetish cuckolding, gay sex and more.
Isn't it time that you read the Bible for the dirty parts? Using the seminal King James Bible in its Elizabethan English as spring board,"Genesis Deflowered" makes the beginning of the Bible come out as a sexy, readable and fun erotic novel.
"Genesis Deflowered ": equal parts holy scripture and blaspheming scandal

#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?
Writing certainly is an aspect of a career. I have a varied professional background - television, film, economics, blogging...and now a  novel. All of them have required lots of writing as well as other skills. While I am hopeful that “Genesis Deflowered” does well and hope to write more in the same genre there will always be other skills I’ll need to draw on as well.

#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?
The writing wasn’t actually that hard, truth be told. And that comes from someone who doesn’t really love writing. Writing is something I do as opposed to something I love to do. That said, what was really much more challenging is the marketing part. I have written before. I have never marketed a novel. So the process often feels exhausting, overwhelming, and disorienting.

#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?
My editor Veronica Tuggle made the book better in every way. The idea of the book was unique and the execution of it was good but Veronica was essential to the book becoming fully itself.

#4 – What is next for your writing?
I am working on “Exodus Deflowered” currently and I have a sitcom script with an agent. We will see how both of them play out.

#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading?
I am always reading multiple books. Some that I’m working with - “The Watercourse Way” by Alan Watts, “Free to Learn” by Peter Gray, and “The Iron Flute” which is a collection of Zen stories and koans.

DESCRIBE Your Book in 1 Tweet:
50 Shades of the Bible...but written in Biblical language.

This or That?
#1 - iPd or Mp3?  -------neither. I listen to music in my home on a stereo.

#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla? ---- neither. I wasn’t raised eating sugar and don’t have a taste for ice cream.

#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries? ---- though I don’t really eat potatoes, a crispy fry has fond memories for me.

#4 – Comedy or Drama? ------ I have been performing long form improvisational comedy in NYC for 17 years and that is what I see more of.

#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks? ------ I have never read a Danielle Steel novel and don’t know who Nicholas Sparks is.

#6 – Fantasy or Reality? -------- I like to make my fantasies real.

#7 – Call or Text? --------- I have never had a cell phone so I don’t text. So I guess that leaves me with call?

#8 – Public School or Home School? -------- I am actually against schooling and much more interested in unschooling and the Sudbury Valley method of education. Read books by John Taylor Gatto, John Holt, Peter Gray, or watch the film “Schooling the World” to learn more about why school is a terrible idea and has profoundly bad social and economic outcomes.

#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate? ------ neither. I don’t drink hot drinks. But I wish coffee tasted as goods as it smells.

#10 – eBook or Paperback? ----- I use both but I was raised in a bookstore so the physical book always feels like a real book to me.

Matthew Stillman, born & bred New Yorker, ran program development at Food Network for many years. 

He conceived of & produced the film "The End of Poverty?" that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival & went to 40 film festivals. He spoke at the UN four times about the film. 

A lifetime with literature, inner spiritual work from different traditions, creativity & play, he has written "Genesis Deflowered" in a genre that he may have just made up - Biblical Erotica written in Elizabethan English 
Twitter: @stillmansays

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