R. M. Campbell
A military brat and wife, R.M. Campbell has left footprints all over the world, but more so in Japan during an eight-year tour and in her childhood state of Colorado than during her four-hour layover in Germany and the year she spent trekking under the Hawaiian sun. Now setting roots, she currently resides in Wisconsin with her husband, raising their three children, ages 6, 4 and 3. When not acting as toy-referee and personal chauffeur, she loses herself in alternate universes only found in written words by reading, writing and editing. Her first fantasy novel and a historical romance are in the works (though who knows how long it will take to finish them when she’s surrounded by mini-me’s). Twitter | Facebook
I’m obsessive, not compulsive, definitely disorderly. I wallow in Sci-Fi porno, macabre musical adventures, dirty-pretty androgyny, and anything purple. Sometimes I have a lot to say. Sometimes nothing. Sometimes I write erotica, sometimes I write the opposite. I get inspired in the shower. Go figure. It’s like a sensory deprivation chamber – one where I am always at a loss for pen and paper. I dream in art nouveau, I sing out of key, I like falcons and other things that start with F. Like flowers and free expression. Fruit, fornication, fabrication, fiction, food. Fourteen. That’s how old my son is. He’s the best thing I ever made. Flove, IReen
Leigh Oslen is a co-founder of Pique. In her daytime role as a communications and marketing pro, she fights with words on a daily basis. By night, it’s more of a loving relationship. With sixteen hard years of writer’s block behind her, Leigh has most recently penned stories she has yet to share with her mother. (Ehrm!) Before that, she lived for a time in wild North of England while she earned a Masters in Creative Writing. Exploring erotica and sensual writing has not only kicked her writer’s block to the curb, it has set Leigh on this unexpected adventure of launching Pique with Lee Ransom, her friend these many years.
Lee Ransom is a co-founder of Pique. When she first confessed to some of her girlfriends that she wrote … well … naughty stories, their reaction was a tad unnerving. “Oh, of course you do. You would!” More than a little incensed, she took her secret to her dear friend Leigh Oslen, sure that at least she would have the decency to be surprised. Instead, Leigh barked out her trademark laugh, flushed a darling shade of crimson, and then asked to read the lot of it. Fine. Be that way. A besotted writer from the first moment she began pouring her 9-year-old romantic fantasies into a heart-bespeckeled diary, Lee has worked the requist communications gigs and penned her fair share of hyberbolic marketing twadle. But now she’s back where she started. Only this time, she’s giving away the key to the diary.
S. D. Ryan
S.D. Ryan is a writer and self-professed geek. She enjoys waking dreams, pretty words, and things that are bigger on the inside. One day, she will write something that isn’t smutty, but for now, she’s happy to make your cheeks flush and your heart pitter-pat. Ryan lives in Cambridge, MA with her husband and two kids. Twitter | Facebook
Ruby Theron writes our Real Life Sex column. She is a thrice-married mother of two living in the DC metro area. She has a full-time gig as COO for a small nonprofit, and she teaches four Zumba classes a week in her copious free time. Ruby’s degree is in applied anthropology, which may in part explain her continual fascination with the role of sex in different cultures … especially her own. Having led a fairly promiscuous and adventurous lifestyle (by US cultural standards), her friends (ie, the editors of Pique) consider her somewhat of an authority on sex.