Blake C. Aarens is an author, playwright, poet, screenwriter, and former college theatre instructor. Her play, The Prince of Whiteness, was the Invited Play at the 56th Conference on World Affairs. Her solo performance piece, My Great-Grandmother Had a Sex Life, debuted at the “Have I Got a Story for You/Solo Performance Showcase” at The Studio Theatre, College of Marin. Excerpts from her erotic poetry collection Words on Fire appeared in the Milvia Street Art and Literary Journal. Her script, Still Life with Android, won a Judy Award for Achievement in the Thriller/Horror/Sci-Fi Screenplay division.
Blake is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse who writes award-winning erotic fiction. Her work has appeared in the Herotica series, Best Lesbian Erotica, Aché: A Journal for Lesbians of African Descent, Best American Erotica 1993, Penthouse Magazine, and numerous other anthologies.
Blake has seven letters after her name and more than two decades’ experience teaching classes on everything from Principles and Theory of Acting (Laney College), to Dramatic Technique for Fiction Writers (Berkeley Story Workshop), to Writing Life’s Moments: The Craft of Personal Narrative (The Writing Parlor, SF), to How to Write and Read a Dirty Story (San Francisco Center for Sex & Culture).
Her first collection of stories, Wetting the Appetite, has been published by Sizzler Editions both as a paperback and an ebook.
She lives in the Bay Area with Kazimir, the Crown Prince of the Universe.