About Us


ForbiddenFiction is an imprint of Fantastic Fiction Publishing. We are an inter-active, social-media style publisher devoted to writing that breaks the boundaries of original erotic fiction. Our stories combine intense sexuality with quality writing. Stories here will not only arouse readers through sensations, but also engage them emotionally and mentally through storytelling as well-crafted as the sex is hot. We like to call it “smart smut” or intelligent erotica.

We publish many different genres—contemporary, mystery, historical, western, science fiction, fantasy, romance, adventure, thriller, and horror. Our stories cover a range of sexual practices, genders and orientations.

We currently publish and distribute ebooks of all lengths both through our parent website, Fantastic Fiction Publishing, and third party vendors. In addition, we publish novels and anthologies in both ebook and print on demand formats.

ForbiddenFiction.com is also designed to be a social reading environment. We have author blogs, community forums, commenting threads for fiction and other content, and a chat room for real time discussions.

We post a new installment of free fiction every day. Much of our fiction will be serialized, available free on our website. Original, cutting edge novels are or will be published a chapter a week, with the option to buy an e-book or print copy at any time. All members have the option of commenting and interacting with authors in a community-style environment. When we open that option, paying members will have access to bonus material in addition to the free stories.

Our Team:

D.M. Atkins, Publisher & Managing Editor
Atkins provides ForbiddenFiction with the management skills, business acumen and publishing knowledge from over thirty years in the publishing industry. Atkins has Bachelor degrees in both Professional Writing and Anthropology and a Masters in Anthropology. Atkins has worked in a variety of roles including journalist, graphic designer, editor, managing editor and publisher. Atkins has both fiction novels and non-fiction books in print, as well over a hundred articles in newspapers, magazines, journals and online. Atkins has an extensive and varied experience editing—as managing editor of both local newspapers and an international trade magazine; as publisher and editor of a science fiction and fantasy magazine; and academic research articles as the editor of both anthologies and journals in sexuality studies.

Lon Sarver, Senior Story Editor & Assistant Managing Editor
Sarver brings to ForbiddenFiction both editing talent and experience working authors. He has worked with D.M. Atkins on a number of anthology projects and fictional works previously and has been working with ForbiddenFiction since our start in 2012. He has degrees in psychology and counseling, which can be applied to both the analysis of fictional characters and the assistance of frenzied and frustrated authors working through seemingly endless revisions. Sarver is also fluent in the arcane dialects spoken by publishers, a resource needed by nearly any author.

Rylan Hunter, Senior Story Editor
Hunter has been with ForbiddenFiction since our start in 2012. Hunt is an expert at helping writers find the best in their stories. Rylan has been creating and writing stories since he was a child. A strange talent for spelling and punctuation took him on a new path and he began editing nearly a decade ago. After working with several talented writers who encouraged his efforts, Rylan began to write more seriously and currently has one book that he’s co-authored at JoyBoy Island. He also has a variety of erotic and social awareness poetry that can be seen at APL and CroWolf sites. Rylan has several writing projects in progress.

Siol na Tine, Artist & Designer
Siol na Tine brings a combination of artistic vision with internet savvy to cover design and web art for ForbiddenFiction. Fine art and digital design, folklore studies, psychology, computer programming, and years in the tech industry may seem like a strange combination, but here they make for a versatile designer. Siol na Tine has college degrees in Network Programming, Liberal Arts (Math & Engineering Focus), and Religious Studies. Soil na Tine has been working with ForbiddenFiction since 2013.

Kaye O’Malley, Webmaster, Bookkeeper & Production Editor
O’Malley brings management skills to the FFP offices, organizing records and managing resources as well as webmaster for the ForbidenFiction site. O’Malley has a 2016 certificate in bookkeeping and has been training with ForbiddenFiction since 2013.

Contributing Former Staff:

Nola Bee, Designer & Marketing Assistant
Nola Bee contributes a background in photography, anthropology and advertising. With an abundance of curiosity towards the publishing and marketing world, Bee lends her talents to support and assist the rest of the team. Nola is working on a Masters Degree in Marketing.

Derrick N. Davidson, Website Assistant & Line Editor
Davidson provides ForbiddenFiction with crucial technical skills. He is currently working on a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Computer Science. Although Davidson is primarily focused in Computer Science, he has earned numerous awards, including a scholarship, in Mathematics. Using these skills, he hopes to better the business as a whole by making the website easier to navigate and understand. Davidson also hopes to learn from this experience, expanding his knowledge on programming, business, and web development as he goes. In addition, thanks to his meticulous nature, Davidson is an excellent line editor and proofreader.

Erika L Firanc, Production Editor
Firanc is ForbiddenFiction’s book layout and ebook formatting specialist. She has a lifelong passion for document conversion and an obsession with ebooks and portable reading devices. She’s extensively researched the legalities and logistics of publishing in the digital age, and loves opportunities to put that awareness into practice. Erika has over twenty-five years’ professional experience in desktop publishing and has worked with digital archiving for more than ten years.

James L. Wolf, Story Editor
James L. Wolf is a Story Editor and author at at ForbiddenFiction. He has taught writing workshops and classes for diverse populations of children, adolescents and adults; this includes people in substance abuse treatment and college-level students. Wolf has an Bachelors degree in Women Studies, a Masters degree in Education, and a Masters degree in Social Work.

Elizabeth Anne Tanner, Story Editor
Tanner has been writing and editing for over ten years, with articles published in Nursing magazines. She works as a registered nurse and has a theatre degree which helps in a broad range of subjects when working on novels and with authors.

T.J. Alden, Story Editor
Alden holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications Studies, has a background in copy writing, and possesses strong interpersonal skills. A veteran teacher, she currently reviews books online and enjoys working with authors as a beta reader.

Kel Draves, Story & Line Editor
Draves began working with as an intern us right out of college, after completing a undergraduate degree in business, and has since become a regular story and line editor.

Former Interns:

Emma Williams, Editorial & Marketing Intern
As a intern, Emma Williams is eager to bring her experience with proofreading and critical thinking skills to the team at ForbiddenFiction as she learns about the world of publishing. Emma is an English major with a concentration in Creative Writing and a deep-rooted love of literature, especially fiction and fantasy.

Ava Verdugo, Editorial & Marketing Intern
Ava Verdugo brings experience in copy editing and technical writing to ForbiddenFiction. She is a graduate student studying English Literature and Creative Writing, and looks forward to learning more about online publishing.

G. Rose, Editorial Intern
G. Rose brings to FrobiddenFiction a love of reading and a drive to learn the ins and outs of the publishing industry. Rose is currently a student at U.C .Berkeley majoring in English and Creative Writing, and aspires to pursue writing following her graduation in the spring of next year.

Maria Thompson, Publishing Assistant Intern
Maria Thompson is majoring in English Literature. With an interest in fiction, Maria is excited to learn about the world of publishing and to bring her skills to help assist the team.

Natia Pisces, Publishing Assistant Intern
Natia Pisces is an intern with Forbidden Fiction as well as a college student majoring in business. She is excited to bring her skills with office management to the team as she learns about the publishing business.

Alex Burgess, Editorial & Marketing Intern
Alex Burgess has a bachelor’s degree in English. She has a modest background in theater and creative writing, and extensive experience taking care of cats. Alex is eager to dive into the publishing world and work alongside the Forbidden Fiction team as a marketing intern.

D.R. Vaughn, Editorial Intern
D.R. Vaughn brings to the ForbiddenFiction team her experience in copyediting, fiction and poetry editing, and proofreading from working with various newspapers and literary magazines throughout high school and college. Over the years, she has cultivated a deep love and connection with books, reading, writing and the technical aspect of the English language. She has her bachelor’s degree in English with a concentration in Creative Writing.

Sally Anderson, Editorial Intern
As a new intern, Anderson brings her background in English and Feminist Studies to ForbiddenFiction. Her concentrations in Professional Writing and LGBTQ Studies offer a critical literary and theoretical approach to the genre of intelligent erotic fiction. With experience in academic publishing and editing, Anderson looks forward to exploring independent publishing through ForbiddenFiction.

Khanh Le, Database Intern
Khanh Le has a Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering with a Minor in Mathematics. He has a deep interests in back end web development and dynamic responsive web design. He utilizes his skills as a web developer to better improve the business website architecture and user interface experience.

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