Welcome to my author page!
I am an aspiring writer of erotic fiction, focusing mainly on taboo and forbidden relationships and situations. This is where I will be posting updates, news, reviews, comments, and other information concerning my writings, as well as occasional excerpts.
I will also at times post articles and writings of interest by others, as well as occasionally post a personal thought or two.
I am in my mid 50’s, happily married and living in the heartland of the United States. I have always held alternative views, especially when it comes to sexuality and relationships. While married to my first wife, I was heavily involved in the swinging and polyamory communities, as well as indulgent in fantasy role play that fell deeply outside the norm. Under my pseudonym Forrest Young, I take the plunge into erotic storytelling that focuses on the taboo and forbidden while attempting to open up the mind to different ways of thinking. My stories attempt to challenge beliefs and shatter the walls of social acceptability, focusing on characters and situations that stimulate the mind as well as the libido. These stories are all purely fictional, and are dedicated to the memory of my first wife. She was the inspiration for my deliciously decadent imagination.
A brief history of Forrest Young
I’ve lived a rather interesting life, at least probably more interesting than most. To say my views have always been ‘unconventional’ would probably be a rather gross understatement. During my first marriage, I was fortunate enough to have a relationship where communication was one of the key factors, if not THE main aspect of it. That communication allowed us to explore many avenues that most couples would never dare to venture, including swinging, polyamory, and sexual fantasy and role play. Many of those aspects I use as the basis for most of the stories I currently write.
Throughout my life, the one constant seemed to be the occasional dabbling in writing. My first endeavors were a series of ghost stories I wrote before I even entered double digits in age. 🙂 And throughout my life I have always been told I am quite good at it. Although many projects were started, most of them went unfinished, the exceptions being a series of short erotic stories I wrote in my 20’s and 30’s, a handful of which actually got published in a couple of swingers magazines. My monetary compensation for these stories was free letter-forwarding coupons. (Keep in mind this was wayyyy before the days of computers and internet hookup sites.) A few of those stories I cleaned up a bit and released as a series of shorts I dubbed the “Spinning Heads” series.
Through a series of events which is WAY too long to get into, I started seriously looking into what sort of process would be required to actually get stories published, especially ones that were erotically taboo in nature. Actually using the search words “incest” and “taboo,” I came across a site called Lot’s Cave. Seeing the types of stories they actually accept and distribute, this looked like the perfect venue to “dip my toes into.” so to speak. Figuring there was no harm in trying, I decided to try to submit something to them. Rather than using any of my previously written stories, however, I decided to work on something brand new, going further into the “taboo” than I had ever delved in before. About a month later, “Confessions of My Nephew” was born. After submitting it, Lot’s Cave was very excited about the concept, but it needed a lot of editing and “cleaning up.” In the process of waiting for that to happen, I belted out a couple of other incest-related stories, “Mother Pushes the Swing” and “If the Door Is Open…”. I submitted both of those stories as well, and waited for the editing process to move forward. A cover was designed for “Confessions,” but not much progress was made after that.
While waiting for THAT to happen, I stumbled across Smashwords, and the concept of self-publishing. I decided to try that route, but didn’t want to use what I already submitted to Lot’s Cave, so I came up with a short-story series concept called “The Angel Falls Library Files.” I used that series to ‘experiment’ with Smashwords, and I was actually surprised at the positive response I was receiving from the first entry, “Watch Me, Daddy” (which was later re-titled “Craving His Attention”). Needless to say, I made a lot of mistakes in my first venture into Smashwords and self-publishing, but the lessons learned were invaluable.
In further research, I came across the website “Carnal Pleasures,” and as a result, Boruma Publishing. I conferred with the folks at Lot’s Cave, who were familiar with Boruma Publishing, and they gave their blessing to get in touch with them. THEN things suddenly started taking off! Jo at Boruma Publishing took my first story, “Confessions of My Nephew,” and worked diligently to edit it, clean it up, and get it REALLY ready for publishing, as well as give it a much-need “woman’s” touch, as it was told from a first-person woman’s perspective. After a little over a month of invaluable input, not only was my book available on Carnal Pleasures, but also on the big name sites such as Barnes & Noble, and even Amazon! (Amazon later purged most of my titles, but that’s a whole ’nother story.)
Eventually all of my titles were released through Boruma Publishing, on sites I didn’t even know existed at the time, and Jo even tutored me on how to create decent covers for them, which turned out to be a process I thoroughly enjoyed doing. Through their invaluable assistance, my catalog currently includes 24 different titles, including bundles.
Due to extenuating personal circumstances, I ended up taking almost a year-long “break” from my erotica writing endeavors, but even during that time my titles continued to sell, and Boruma Publishing diligently looked after my author interests, even when I did not. Now my life is getting back on track, I have new “inspiration” through my wife and writing partner, Lilly-Rose Young, and I am eagerly moving forward! I am excited about many of the changes taking place, even at some of the ones that seem “negative” at this point in time, because I fully believe they will start opening the doors to more positive ones in the very near future. And I am extremely excited at the prospect of being a part of all that.
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