Featured Author: Susannah Breslin

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breslin, susannahSusannahBreslin was born and raised in Berkeley, California, which, of course,explains it all. A faculty-brat of the highest order, Breslin grew upriding horses, reading of Tove Jansson's Moomins, and avoiding both hippiesand feminists. After dropping out of high-school at the last minute, sheended up later earning a B.A. in Literature at U.C. Berkeley. Severalof her years were subsequently spent toiling away in the constipated bowelsof the University of Illinois at Chicago's Program for Writers, bondingwith ex-communist-turned-premiere-novelist Lily James (http://www.lilylit.com).Breslin then returned to Northern California and started up The PostfeministPlayground webzine with James; postfeminism has since been disseminated,and the domain has since been overtaken by a porno site.

In 1998, Susannah began writing tawdry tales about various topics, amongthemsex 'n' porn, for magazines and went tete-a-tete in a Postfeminist vsFeminist Battle of the Boobs with the decidedly unfriendly Erica Jongon"Politically Incorrect." Having also somehow been invited tovisit the set ofa porn movie, and been duly impressed, her fate was sealed and Breslinpromptly moved to live the high life in Los Angeles.

In recent years, she has squandered her time and money studying the worldof Porn Valley and other subjects related and not-related in non-fictionand fiction formats for venues such as Salon, Harper's Bazaar, Details,Detour, LA Weekly, San Francisco Examiner Magazine, Oneworld, Playboy.com,Vancouver Sun, Nerve, Arena, and Glue among other publications.She has also appeared on CNN during Blowgate insightfully inquiring, "Whatgirl wouldn't want to nail the President?"; defined teledildonicsfor a suspiciously overtly confused Candice Bergen; and condoned obscenityof all kinds and types on "The E! True Hollywood Story: Larry Flynt."

Most recently, she made the cover of The SF Examiner (http://www.examiner.com/news/default.jsp?story=n.femporn.0311w),is shooting arty behind-the-scenes photos in the adult industry, and hasmade a bukkake comix for the fine pages of the forthcoming Dirty StoriesIII from super-cool Fantagraphics.

Daily, Susannah drinks coffee at her home in Los Feliz, chats with hercat Kurtis, and brings terror into the life of her stoic boyfriend, robotartist Christian Ristow (http://www.ChristianRistow.com).She is working away on a short story collection, If Only These HandsCould Talk, as well as a novel, Reverse Cowgirl, and variousother projects involving photography, comix, and vigorously dismemberedsmall dolls.

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