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Taylor Siluwé (January 27, 1966 - June 19, 2011)

Taylor Siluwé was a popular writer, blogger and activist. He died On Sunday, June 19, 2011, from lung cancer in his home in New Jersey. He was 43 years old.

Taylor was born January 27, 1966, in Jersey City, where he lived most of his adult life. He studied creative writing at New York University, fulfilling what he considered “a burning passion to write.” Known for his darkly erotic and humorous story telling style, Taylor’s writing has been featured in numerous publications including Details, Venus, Literary New York, Out IN Jersey, FlavaLIFE, and the E-zine Velvet Mafia. His short stories appeared in the anthologies Law of Desire (Alyson Books) and Best Gay Erotica 2008 (Cleis Press). In addition, Taylor published two sexually charged short story collections, Dancing With the Devil (SGL Café Press) and Cheesy Porn…and other Fairy Tales (SGL Café Press).

Taylor’s writing reached new heights of popularity on his blog, SGL Café.Com, which combined a canny combination of the personal and political. Taylor’s blog served has a fiery, and often hilarious, platform for the rights of same gender loving men, while also providing insightful and candid asides on his personal life, popular culture and his struggle with cancer.

Fellow writer and friend, Nathan James said of Taylor, “ [He] was one of the most beautiful human beings I’ve ever known. He was one of my best friends, and a gifted writer, as well. Like me, Taylor was a passionate LGBT activist and political junkie. We used to sit up for hours and hours at his house, talking about issues of the day. Taylor’s writing was darkly provocative, exploring a different side of LGBT life…”

Source: http://www.lambdaliterary.org/features/06/20/remembering-taylor-siluwe/

Further Readings:

Dancing With The Devil by Taylor Siluwé
Paperback: 164 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace; 1st edition (May 1, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1442152435
ISBN-13: 978-1442152434
Amazon: Dancing With The Devil

This gritty, guilty pleasure read is destined to become a cult classic. Five interconnected tales introducing the character known by one nefarious name - Danté - and delving into his numerous dances with his own dark side - obsession, addiction, lust, all those human motivations that make us do unexpected things with no regrets.

Cheesy Porn...and other fairytales by Taylor Siluwé
Paperback: 180 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace (July 17, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 145372060X
ISBN-13: 978-1453720608
Amazon: Cheesy Porn...and other fairytales

~ An odd collection of shorts from the mind and hard-drive of Taylor Siluwé -- one strictly for the fans. ~ ...author of the darkly provocative DANCING WITH THE DEVIL, answers the question: What is Cheesy Porn? "Well, first off, it's the title of one of the stories in the collection - where Dante recalls his first encounter with a porno theatre when he was only sixteen. The tsunami of sensations he experienced and later described as his "very first high" sent Dante on a decades-long pursuit of that high. Snippets from those decades are in Dancing with the Devil, the book that introduced the obsessive and horny Dante to the world. Cheesy Porn...and other fairytales peeps Dante in grammar school, the whimsical birth of his obsessive nature and the suspicion that one day he just may keep a hot boy chained in his basement."

A Taste for Cherries by Taylor Siluwé
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
Amazon Kindle: A Taste for Cherries

The author of the cult hit, Dancing with the Devil, delivers another tale of obsessive lust run amok.

Kyle will stop at nothing to get what he wants. His modus operandi, to silently seduce an outwardly straight young man - his cherry of the minute.

Best Gay Erotica 2008 edited by Richard Labonte
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Cleis Press (November 28, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1573443018
ISBN-13: 978-1573443012
Amazon: Best Gay Erotica 2008

Whether you like it rough and surly, smooth and sultry, or quick and raw, you’ll find it in Best Gay Erotica 2008. Here are 20 of the hottest and best-written man-on-man sex stories to appear in print this year. In “Underground Operator,” two men on a nearly empty subway platform indulge in forceful, anonymous sex that lets them momentarily forget the stifling summer heat. “Donuts to Demons” finds a self-described “rock'n'roll artfag” searching for a lover “as patient and gifted and generous as he advertised on craigslist.”

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