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No stranger to male/male stories, Diana Sheridan edited gay male sexzines for the better part of two decades under the nom de plume of “Dan Maxwell.” Though “Diana Sheridan” isn’t her true name either, it does reflect her true gender. In her own name, she has had numerous books published both in print and as e-books, is an accomplished editor of both books and magazines, and is comfortable switching gears to go from serious nonfiction to erotica in her work. Diana lives with her Significant Other, who is fully aware of and supportive of the many facets of her career.

Q: Is writing your full-time pursuit, or do you have another career? 

A: I’ve been a full-time freelance writer and editor for many years now, but as I said, it’s not just writing—it’s editing too.  

 

Q: Why did you decide to write male/male erotica? 

A: You know what Willie Sutton said when they asked him why he chose to rob banks? He answered, “It’s where the money is.” Well, as a writer, I kinda like writing stuff I know is more likely to sell. Male/male is where the readers are. It’s where the sales are. Nobody likes to feel she or he is writing just for herself. We want to know there are readers out there enjoying what we write.  

 

Q: So then you write nonfiction too? 

A: Yes, but not under this name…under my true name.

 

Q: How did you get into male/male in the first place? 

A: For many years I edited for a publisher of x-rated magazines. At first everything I worked on was hetero, but eventually the publisher saw there was a market for male/male magazines. I was already onboard, had some free time, and was comfortable with the magazines’ content, so I got tapped to edit them.  

 

Q: Are you married? If so, what does your husband think of this aspect of your career? 

A: Although I’ve been married at one time in my distant past, my current status is living-with. My Significant Other doesn’t have any particular feelings about my erotica work one way or the other. He’s comfortable with it.

 

Q: Do you ever read your Significant Other your erotica to turn him on? 

A: Nope. While he has absolutely no issues with my writing it, written erotica doesn’t turn him on, either—not even hetero erotica. That’s just not where his head is…or certain lower parts, either. 

 

Q: Well, does it turn you on? 

A: LOL. I’ll tell you a story. One day a long time ago, when I was still not only legally single but totally “unattached,” I was in the midst of foreplay with a fellow who began dirtytalking me. I guess he thought he’d turn me on. Uh-uh! He sounded like he was reading from a very badly written porn story, something I would have rejected if it had crossed my editorial desk during working hours. Instead of being titillated, I started cracking up. I got a serious case of the giggles. And that was the end of that encounter!

I did have a lover at one time who was capable of turning me on by telling me what he wanted to do to me. He’s the only guy who was ever capable of getting through to me that way. He was damn good at it, though.

Interestingly enough, he was a former editor of sex magazines himself. In fact, that was how we met—professionally.

 

Q: How long does it take you to write one of these books? 

A: That depends on two things: How long the book is and how much other work I have in-house. If I can devote almost all day every day to the book—if I’m between major projects—I can write a 20,000-word novella in a week. If it’s a full-length novel and/or if I’m juggling other major projects simultaneously, it can take considerably longer.  

 

Q: Have you been a writer/editor all your professional life? 

A: Not quite…but almost. And it suits me fine.  

 

Q: If you could pick any other career, what would you do instead of writing and editing? 

A: There is nothing I would rather do professionally than writing and editing. 

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Missed Connections

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Leaving the Closet for Love: Darrin's Story (MM)

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Knights of the Lonely Road (MM)

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Leaving the Closet for Love: Tanner's Story (MM)

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The Adonis Dating Service: Officer Derek (MM)

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[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Romance, M/M, HEA] The Adonis Dating Service matches police officer Derek with Tony, a member of the Citizens Observer Patrol. Although they have a lot in common an MORE...

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The Adonis Dating Service: Curtis (MM)

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Survivors Stranded in the South Pacific (MM)

Diana Sheridan (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc.)

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The Adonis Dating Service: Slade (MM)

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[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Romance, M/M, HEA] When Slade, whose last life partner died in a surfing accident, turns to the Adonis Dating Service to be matched with a lover, he finds himself p MORE...

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The Adonis Dating Service: Carter (MM)

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[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Romance, M/M, HEA] When the Adonis Dating Service matches up Carter and Wolf, love blossoms. The two are marvelously compatible, and everything is going along great MORE...

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The Adonis Dating Service: Todd (MM)

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[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Romance, M/M, HEA] Todd, co-owner of The Adonis Dating Service, meets a handsome and charming client, Colin, and decides he wants to date him. Colin is a flight ins MORE...

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The Adonis Dating Service: Ryan (MM)

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The Emerald Knight (MM)

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Glimmering Waters, Sparkling Love (MM)

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[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Romance, M/M, HEA] Recently widowed Steven Silverstein is finally free to live life as a gay man. He takes two of his adult children on a vacation to a tropical res MORE...

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Love Among the Llamas (MM)

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[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Romance, M/M, HEA] Adam Witherspoon, who is new in town, has just started a llama-and-ostrich ranch. He discovers that Bart Donohue, the hot man he recently met and MORE...

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Island of Promise (MM)

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[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Romance, M/M, HEA] Jim has been lonely since the sudden breakup of his last relationship, and his blah life as a bookkeeper is boring…but when he hits the lottery MORE...

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Survivors of the Virus Storm (MM)

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[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Futuristic Sci-Fi Romance, M/M, HEA] After a handcrafted, weapons-grade virus mutates and decimates nearly all the world's population, Aaron fears he's the only one MORE...

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Damian's Lost Lover (MM)

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[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Romance, M/M, HEA] X-ray technician Damian Hudgins meets Ross MacDuff when Ross goes to the ER. A serious romance ensues. But their idyll is threatened when Ross's MORE...

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Casting Call for a Lover (MM)

Diana Sheridan (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc.)

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[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Romance, M/M, HEA] Garth loves Josh. Josh loves Garth. Simple? Not! Josh Darnell, a casting agent newly arrived from NYC, is seeking work in LA but not finding MORE...

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Trent's Torrid Tempter (MM)

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[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Romance, M/M, HEA] Singing duo “The Torrid Ts,” Trent and Taylor, sing heartfelt love songs onstage, but despite popular belief, they aren't really an item in r MORE...

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Hitting the Hot Notes (MM)

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Caught in a Web of Intrigue (MM)

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[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Romance, M/M, HEA] Passions flame and danger flares when Mal helps out-of-work Josh get a job in his office. The company forbids intra-office romance, but Mal and J MORE...

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Mating Michael (MM)

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[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Romance, M/M, HEA] Writer Kyle falls in love with Michael, the agent for an outrageous rock star, Glam Gran. Kyle's been assigned to write a book about Glam Gran, MORE...

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Finding Mr. Wright (MM)

Diana Sheridan (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc.)

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[Siren Allure ManLove: Erotic Alternative Romance, M/M with M/M/M] Unable to come out of the closet in small-town Idaho or continue living a lie there, Seth Danninger moves to a progressive South Carolina to MORE...

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