Standards are Just for Songs

If you are a reader, I’m sure that based on the genre of book you form a picture of the author in your mind’s eye. Old Man and the Sea cries for Hemingway in a beard and fisherman’s sweater. Can you picture Ian Fleming in anything other than a dinner jacket? Not so well known is Dorothy Parker a playwright and feminist of her time.was there. They held court at the Algonquin Hotel, in New York City. Times change.

Then there is Fay Romesburg, above, madam and prolific author of feminist erotica, must be a bunch of how to masturbate techniques.

A Rohnert Park woman who is accused of running a 150-woman prostitution ring with her son is also a prolific author of feminist erotica, a crime reporter at the Santa Rosa Press Democrat discovered Tuesday during a jailhouse interview.

The woman, 59-year-old Fay Ruth Romesburg, is accused of working with her son David Scott Romesburg, 38, to lure women into sex work and then arranging appointments for them at three properties, one in Rohnert Park and two in Santa Rosa, taking a cut of their earnings in the process, police said in January North-Bay-brothel-mother-son-sex-ring-rohnert.

I thought writers were a classier bunch, at least as classy as “carnies.”