Clark Wilson, an average family man, is thrust into the world of adult entertainment when he accepts a position to market and sell adult cable channels using wild promotions and adult productions.
Clark’s experiences in the world of adult entertainment and the broadcast industry bring a mixture of embarrassment, excitement, temptation, complex circumstances, bizarre bosses, crazy colleagues, sexy stars and profound revelations.
Clark’s wife, Melissa, faces her own challenges and ambivalences regarding the job. Her salary as a teacher does not support the family and she knows that they need the extra income. She quiets her doubts and concerns about glamorous adult stars with “perfect” bodies to support Clark.
As Clark creates sexy, cutting-edge advertising campaigns and produces an adult parody of “The Blair Witch Project,” Kitty Newlove, a top adult star, seeks to seduce him. Meanwhile, Melissa feels competition from the adult stars, realizes friends are shunning her because of his job, and wonders if their marriage will survive.
In spite of Clark’s successes, he doesn’t fit in and soon finds himself fighting for survival in this tough, peculiar environment. His co-workers include a psychotic programming president, a Machiavellian CFO, an ambitious but clueless CEO, a constantly-disappearing creative director, grandstanding vice-presidents, porn stars with abundant re-constructive surgery, and others in and out of the industry.
Pushing the P-Word is a mainstream novel that reads like an episode of the “Office” or a “Dilbert” comic strip placed in the world of Adult Entertainment.
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About the Author
Then, some years later, Mark went into advertising and won awards for the marketing promotions he created and the copy he wrote. He also wrote and hosted a 30-minute television show featuring people over fifty achieving their dreams called, The Best is Yet to Come.
Mark was successful, but not fulfilled. His dream was to write more than advertising copy, his dream was to write novels.
“Pushing the P-Word” is Mark's first novel and based on his experiences as a Vice President of Marketing in the adult entertainment industry for one year.
Mark is working on his second novel in a serialized fashion on his website, www.markgrantauthor.com. The stories are listed on the Fictional Diversions page.
Mark lives in a rural community southeast of Denver with his wife, son, horses and dogs, and is currently working on his next novel.