Monday, July 22, 2013

Guest Post & Giveaway with Mona Darling - Glitter Book Tour

by Mona Darling

Some musings about my writing process

I have been a professional dominatrix for 20 amazing years. It's been a great career for me and I've done some crazy things. This means that every time I sit down and have a cocktail with new people and we start talking about our lives they always say the same thing.

"Wow. You should write a book."

While I started out with the idea that I would write a memoir, there have been a couple of problems with this plan.

First. I have done this stuff for so long I forget which is the crazy part, and which is just, you know. my life. I forget that not everyone gets flown to Europe to dress a strange man as a woman, go to a big party where you beat them soundly for not worshiping your friends boots correctly. 

Second. I've done these things for so long, that I seem to have forgotten most of it. Last week a long time client of mine said, "Remember when we were going to dinner and you made me get down on the floor of the cab and lick the bottom of your shoes because the cab driver didn't believe you could make me do it?" 

Um. No. But it does sound like something I would do.

Third. After twenty years of keeping peoples deepest, darkest secrets, I'm not sure that I can share them.

My writing process has slowly, turned from a 'documenting real life events' to 'loosely based on real life events. I think.' It's taken me a while to get passed the protective feeling and realize that there are so many people with these interests and desires that I would have to be pretty damn descriptive to give anything away. 

My book Glitter, Real Stories of Sexual Desire from Real Women, started as diversion from the confusion that I have had every time I tried to sit and write my memoir. But as often happens, the destination you have your eye on, isn't where you end up. I plan on getting there someday, but right now, helping women over come the shame of abuse, and the shame of their desires is my passion.

About The Author:

Mona Darling aka Dead Cow Girl, spent close to twenty years as an A-list professional dominatrix before becoming a D-list mommy blogger. After spending many years traveling the world being told that she is fabulous, she now spends her days being told she doesn’t drive fast enough by her three-year-old son.
Dead Cow Girl was a nickname she received in grade school after a humiliating morning involving a mobile butcher and a school bus. She chose to use that name to reclaim the part of her that spent much of her childhood red-faced with shame, embarrassed for her unique childhood. She also likes it because it is readily available on nearly every social media platform.

She writes, sporadically, about food, sex and toddler-related mayhem at

Genre: Women's Studies 
Publisher: Darling Propaganda LLC
Release Date: Feb 2013

Book Description:

Glitter is about the female sexual experience, which contrary to what the media would have you believe, is not all bubble baths and chick flicks.

Women are constantly judged as slutty, or uptight, but the reality is somewhere in between those two, and sometimes, nowhere near either. We have secret shames and private desires and we all feel we are the only one.

We are good church-going girls with a fondness for the paddle, PTA moms who hire escorts, feminists who like to bottom in the bedroom, slutty virgins, bi-curious married laddies and women with a past. We are gay, straight, and undecided.

We are all over the map, and we are amazing.


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