Laura Antoniou is the author of the well known Marketplace series of erotic novels.Her work has been translated into Spanish, German, Hebrew, Japanese and Korean. Many examples of her short fiction, articles, essays and rants can be found in the collection titled The Catalyst and Other Tales. In 2011, Laura won the prestigious John Preston Short Fiction Award from the National Leather Association, for her short story, “That’s Harsh,” which appears in the e-book edition of The Slave and in 2012, she won the award again for her story, “The Man With The Phoenix Tattoo,” which appears in the Lambda Literary Award-winning anthology, Take Me There: Trans and Genderqueer Erotica. In 2013, Laura published her first mystery, The Killer Wore Leather, a murder mystery that takes place at a leather contest.
As a presenter, panelist, and keynote speaker, Laura has appeared at dozens of conferences over more than twenty years, both entertaining and delivering an occasional verbal indictment. She has also appeared at colleges and universities, including Harvard, NYU, Rutgers, Columbia and the University of Washington. She received the NLA: International’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011. She is also the recipient of the 2011 “Worst Camper” award at Dark Odyssey:Fusion, and yes, she totally deserved both of these awards.
Books:Best Lesbian Erotica 2015, March 2015
The Killer Wore Leather, March 2013