Our Naturist Fiction site is a little over a year old now – Paul, Robert and I started it in late October of 2017. To date, we’ve published a post a week or so, for a total of 55 posts on topics covering inspiration, techniques, styles, examples, and even some fiction itself. We’re grateful for our readers, because you’ve really brought the site into its own through your participation. The posts have garnered 160 comments so far!
For this post at the end of 2018, I thought I’d give an overview of news in naturist fiction over the past year. These are the developments I know of, at least – please use the comments to notify me of anything else to add!
D. H. Jonathan, author of The Volunteer, reports that his next novel, called Life Models, is nearing completion.
Wallace Greensage, author of two naturist novels in his New Albion series, states that the third volume is finished and will be published soon.
Fabien Barabé has had a great run this year with his comics series The Secret Life of a Naturist, and the story looks like it will go strong into 2019.
It’s hard to keep up with Ted Bun, assiduous naturist writer – I think that his latest available title is Rags to Riches 10: The Uncovered Policeman: The Long Road. Ted may well have published another title or two during 2018; I know for sure he reissued his series with new cover art. I believe New House… New Address also came out in 2018.
Robert Longpré spent much of 2018 as a one-man book-selling record-setter, seemingly from east to west and north to south across the vast expanse of Canada. He sold, by his own count, 373 paperback copies of four titles, including 184 of his naturist novels A Small Company of Pilgrims and It’s Complicated. Robert participated in NaNoWriMo and no doubt has several writing projects coming down the pike. He also started a naturist fiction group on MeWe. Not least of his accomplishments this year, Robert has also taken on a role as co-editor of Going Natural/Au Naturel, the magazine of FCN (Federation of Canadian Naturists).
It’s been a great year for P.Z. Walker, who published both Naked Crow 7: Sacred Arrows and More Unsworth Manor Nudes. Paul, of course, is also hard at work on several projects at once, including Naked Crow 8.
Yours truly is proud to have written The Nude Adventures of Doff de Chonez pa su Mecha this year, a twelve-part naturist Don Quixote available free on my site. Following Cervantes, who wrote a second part of his original novel, I plan to return to the story at some point with a sequel, and then publish both parts in book/ebook form. I continue to work on my “Naturists of the Caribbean” buccaneer novel as well!
None of us writers could do what we do without readers. Of course, we writers are often each other’s first readers. I’m happy to have helped Paul proof Naked Crow 7 – that’s one example, but working with each other, we help guarantee that our work attains the best level of our abilities.