Our Authors


MITZI SZERETO (mitziszereto.com) is an author and anthology editor of multi-genre fiction and non-fiction. She has her own blog of humorous essays at Errant Ramblings: Mitzi Szereto’s Weblog, and the web TV channel Mitzi TV, which covers the quirky side of London, England. Her books include Oysters and Pearls: Collected Stories (from Midnight Rain Publishing); Rotten Peaches (The Thelonious T. Bear Chronicles) and Normal for Norfolk (The Thelonious T. Bear Chronicles)—the cozy mystery/satire series co-authored with Teddy Tedaloo (from our imprint Thelonious T. Bear Books); Phantom: The Immortal (co-authored with Ashley Lister) from our imprint Toast Thief Books; The Wilde Passions of Dorian Gray; Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts; Love, Lust and ZombiesDarker Edge of Desire: Gothic Tales of RomanceGetting Even: Revenge StoriesDying For It: Tales of Sex and Death; Thrones of Desire: Erotic Tales of Swords, Mist and Fire and Red Velvet and Absinthe: Paranormal Erotic Romance. Mitzi has pioneered erotic writing workshops in the UK and mainland Europe, teaching from the Cheltenham Festival of Literature to the Greek islands, as well as lecturing in creative writing at several British universities. Her anthology Erotic Travel Tales 2 is the first anthology of erotica to feature a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Follow Mitzi on Twitter and “like” her on Facebook.


TEDDY TEDALOO (teddytedaloo.com) is an author, celebrity teddy bear and the publisher and editor of The Teddy Tedaloo Times. He’s also a trendsetter, world traveler, and the production assistant extraordinaire/co-star of the web TV channel Mitzi TV. Popular in social media circles such as Facebook and Twitter, he’s known for his entertaining commentary and opinions as well as being an advocate for animal welfare. He lives (and goes) wherever Mitzi lives (and goes). He’s the author of Rotten Peaches (The Thelonious T. Bear Chronicles) and Normal for Norfolk (The Thelonious T. Bear Chronicles) – both co-authored with Mitzi Szereto (from our imprint Thelonious T. Bear Books). Follow Teddy on Twitter and “like” him on Facebook.



ASHLEY LISTER (ashleylister.co.uk) is a prolific writer, having written more than two dozen full-length novels and over a hundred short stories. His most recent titles include Phantom: The Immortal (co-authored with Mitzi Szereto) from our imprint Toast Thief Books; the Sweet Temptation series from HarperCollins and the horror novel Raven and Skull. Aside from regularly blogging about writing, Ashley is also an occasional performance poet and teaches creative writing. He has hosted creative writing workshops at Eroticon, the annual conference for sex bloggers and erotica writers, and is the editor of Coming Together in Verse, a charity anthology of erotic poetry. Ashley is currently studying for a PhD in creative writing, focusing on short fiction. He lives in Lancashire in the UK. Visit his blog at ashleylisterauthor.blogspot.co.uk. Follow Ashley on Twitter.



M. S. VALENTINE is the author of the contemporary erotic classics The Captivity of Celia, The Possession of Celia, The Governess, The Martinet; Elysian Days and Nights and The Celia Collection (all from our imprint Aphrodite’s Kiss).