Meet The Staff


“Kissed By Venus is all about bringing the readers and authors of lesbian literature together in one place.”

ALEXANDRA WOLFE — PUBLISHING EDITOR
Alex studied the SF classics while sharpening pencils and ostentatiously working for a living in what is considered the drizzle capital of the world, London. This was back when the dinosaurs still roamed the earth. She then moved to New York, she will tell you, to escape the rain, where she worked for people who expected her to spel corectly and typ efficently in engrish.
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SUSAN H. TAYLOR — EDITOR
Susan is a secretive woman who spent the last seventeen years working as an Editor for HarperCollins, deep in the bowels of a building in Hammersmith, London. She thinks of herself as a Hobbit, only better looking and without the hairy feet. She occasionally sees daylight but only when she thinks to take her nose out of a book. She is often found blinking in surprise. Susan currently resides in the north of England with her husband and daughter.

JENNIFER HARRIS — POETRY EDITOR
Jennifer’s first novel, PINK, was published in January 2006 by Haworth Press and reprinted in 2007 by Bold Strokes Books. Her poetry has appeared in literary magazines and anthologies nationwide. She is an active literary organizer in Chicago and recently served on the Board of Trustees for the Poetry Center of Chicago. She earned her MFA in Writing from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago and her BA from the University of Arizona. She is a PhD candidate in Community Psychology (spring 2012) at National Louis. Currently Jennifer is the founder of JackLeg Press.
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JANE HUNTER — EDITOR
Jane studied English at York University gaining a BA Hons. before she found her way to London and stumbled into advertising, where she worked for a number of years. She has also worked in magazines, print production and technical documentation. She currently lives and works full-time in New York City as a publishing manager. In addition to reading a great deal of SF, Jane likes to indulge her artistic side sketching.
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MARTYN ROTHERHAM — ART DIRECTOR
Martyn, a genius with pen, pastel, or stylus, currently slaves over a hot computer while working at Magenta Software, where he creates magical and fantastical works of art that find there way into the circuitry of games for the likes of EA GAMES, SONY and UBISOFT. His artwork has also graced many a novel front cover and game box over the years.

JEAN ROBERTA — COLUMNIST/BOOK REVIEWER
Jean teaches English in a Canadian prairie university, where she is also a consulting editor for the literary journal. Jean is also a staff reviewer for Erotica Revealed and has a monthly column, “Sex Is All Metaphors,” on the website of the Erotic Readers and Writers Association.
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NAIRNE HOLTZ — INTERVIEWS
Nairne is a Montreal-based author whom The Globe and Mail has identified as a “writer to watch.” Her first novel, The Skin Beneath (Insomniac, 2007), won the Alice B. Lesbian Debut Fiction Award and was a finalist for Quebec’s McAuslan First Book Prize.
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KATE GENET – BOOK REVIEWER
Kate Genet is a New Zealand writer and storyteller. She has spent time teaching children creative writing and telling them outrageous stories and is now concentrating on her own writing. She believes more than anything else in promoting the joys of stretchy, energetic and imaginative minds.
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CAROLINE FILLER — BOOK REVIEWER
Caroline is a Montreal bookseller. Her great love is reading. She claims no expertise as a reviewer other than being a life long avid reader. Mysteries and lesbian romance are amongst her favourites.
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