The Year in Naturist Fiction

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 Longpr√© 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).

Robert’s book sales table

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.

Paul’s new books this year

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.

11 thoughts on “The Year in Naturist Fiction”

  1. I am so happy that we started this website! Working together has made things a lot better for me, in many ways. Thank you, Will and Robert, for going into this with me. Here’s to another year!

  2. Wonderful post, Will. Like Paul, I am so glad we have done this, together. As for the new year, another naturist novel is in the editing stage with hopes of being published in the spring.

  3. Thanks, Will and Paul and Robert, first of all for your contributions to naturist literature, but also for your thoughtful, provocative, and helpful comments on the problems and potentials for writers of fiction who write also as aware “naked-getting-persons” who writes not only to create an alternative reality in a world where clothes are understood not to be needed, but to help shape such a world in fact. You write, not just of fiction as fantasy, but as real possibility.

    May your/our tribe endure!

    1. Allen, this is a terrific, provocative comment. Thanks for sharing the connection you see between writing and shaping. I love it!

  4. I have to admit, when you list it all out like that it appears we are building a considerable canon of work. With standards of writing that seem to be rising all the time.
    All we have to do now is get rid of the people missing using the Naturism tag and describing porn as naturism

    1. I’m not sure it is possible to control how tags are used. Even if you could, there is no brick wall between porn and naturism. I see many solid, “old school” naturist sites where the photography is mostly young and beautiful with a preponderance of females. They know what draws clicks, draws members and drives revenue.

      Their boards are an endless stream of discussion about erections, pubic hair, dubious stories of nude experiences, and such. And rightously asserting that it “it isn’t about sex.” For 2/3 of the members, it IS all about sex, hot chicks, buff dudes, and kids but laundered with the naturist label.

      You don’t get a lot of members – or generate repeat visits – if you primarily feature portly middle-aged males and females.

      1. Thanks for your comments, gentlemen. Without straying off course from the matter of fiction, I agree with Ted. I have faith that by building up the concept of “naturist fiction” while promoting our own examples, we are creating a recognizable genre that stands by itself and can easily be distinguished from other genres.

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