Proud member of the Middle-Aged Guard, Laura Antoniou is the author of the well known Marketplace series of erotic novels, but has also written dozens of short stories, essays and other works in various genres for over 25 years.
Winner of the NLA Lifetime Achievement Award and the Pantheon of Leather Lifetime Achievement Award, she nevertheless intends to keep living for quite some time. A popular speaker on topics relating to alternative sexual practices –— a.k.a. kinky sex — she has presented, taught and ranted at over 150 conferences and events since the 1980s, delivering enlightenment, entertainment and indictments. She has also appeared at colleges and universities, including Harvard, NYU, Rutgers, Columbia and the University of Washington.
Over the years, her work has been translated into Spanish, German, Japanese and Hebrew; in 2010, she hit the world of e-books as THE MARKETPLACE moved to a new publisher and Laura came out as Christopher Morgan, best-selling writer of gay male erotica, including the novel MUSCLEBOUND. Together with her wife, Karen Taylor, she has written a ritually correct leather Passover seder, titled AVADIM CHAYANU.
For 2013, Laura will be releasing three new books: a collection of Marketplace fan fiction, (NO SAFEWORDS), a comedy murder mystery (THE KILLER WORE LEATHER), and the long-awaited sixth book in the Marketplace series, THE INHERITOR. Keep track of her on Fetlife and Facebook, and at LAntoniou.com