Carbon copy typescripts of 29 gay erotic novels
(and a work copy of one additional novel) and three gay erotic short stories
written by Lyal H. Stevens between 1972 and 1979 using a variety of pseudonyms,
including Peter Pepper, Sebastian Lamb, Llewellyn Hollingsworthy, E. Rex Dix,
and Lon Savage.
Lyal H. Stevens was born on July 29, 1927, probably in New Jersey, where
his Social Security card was issued. Few biographical details on Stevens are
available. By 1970, he had moved to Los Angeles, and had begun writing gay
erotic fiction. His first published novel, Coq Le
Grand, was published by Greenleaf Classics in 1970, and in the following
year he sold seven other manuscripts to several publishers of erotica. Although
Stevens may have worked at the Mirish Corp. (the draft of one of his novels is
typed partly on the letterhead of that company's publicity director) his erotic
fiction appears to have been his chief source of income, and he wrote under a
number of pseudonyms, including Peter Pepper, Sebastian Lamb, Llewellyn
Hollingsworthy, E. Rex Dix, and Lon Savage. He died in Los Angeles on April 15,
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