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Voting for the 2020 Prix Aurora Awards is now open!

I’m really excited about this year’s ballot because I know many of the nominees. That makes it fun for me because there’s an added level of excitement and anticipation. Also, for the first time ever, I have a work on the ballot! Nothing Without Us is a nominee in the Best Related Work category. Kohenet …

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Flash Fiction Challenge 2020: August

I'm recovering from a rotator cuff injury that's turning into frozen shoulder, so OWCH! But still pressing on with the 2020 Flash Fiction Challenge. I'm not sure if I'll be able to write for this month, but I thank my faithful band of writers who have been playing along. I appreciate you! Because of owies, …

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Sometimes Humour is Serious

Before the pandemic started (and my brain could words), I really enjoyed participating in Twitter writers chats. They’re pretty fun. Often, the first question asked is our name and the genre we write in. I almost always write something like this: Hi, I’m Cait (like cat). I’m a humorist who writes space opera with aliens …

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BOOK REVIEW: Cait Gordon’s The Stealth Lovers

Review of The Stealth Lovers at Iara’s Chronicles.

This made my heart happy. 🙂

Iara's Chronicles

Iara the plush Velociraptor looms over the book The Stealth Lovers by Cait Gordon, which has a blue, green and purple cover with a mountain in the background and foreground, stars in the sky, and two Draga in uniform holding one another on a mountaintop. The title is in bold print, and a spaceship veers away from it on the upper right.

As much as I enjoy writing romance on occasion, I’m not usually one for reading a romance novel. Give me action adventure in any setting, give me a furry graphic novel instead! Heck, I will take my dull-as-drywall college biology textbook over anything to do with mushy love stories that are long winded period piece dramas involving tea and crumpets any day of the week! Or worse, the “love stories” that are just Harlequin Romance novels…you know the ones. The trashy 50 Shades of Gray, hot dude…

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Flash Fiction Challenge 2020: July

And we're more than half-way through this heavy year, but we're still pressing on with the 2020 Flash Fiction Challenge. Thanks to my faithful band of writers who have been playing along. I appreciate you! June's authors took on historical fiction in a really creative way! (Read June's stories here.) Now it's time for our …

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I’ve had a short work of nonfiction published in Wordgathering’s June 2020 edition!

Squee! To be perfectly honest, I am so shy and insecure about my nonfiction pieces. It's much easier for me to relay my truths through quirky aliens who eat cake and have space adventures. But a while back I wrote a piece about how I experience hearing. A true account of my relationship with sounds …

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Flash Fiction Challenge: June Results

Sorry this post is so late. I’m currently on a type of hiatus, for physical and mental health reasons. And I didn’t write a story this month because I was heavily involved in an online writers con, then my brain and body went *poof*. Thankfully, we have authors who did write flash fiction for June. …

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Flash Fiction Challenge 2020: June [UPDATE]

It might seem odd that I am continuing this fun and non-competitive flash fiction game during a global pandemic and a time of gross injustices (Black lives matter!), but I strongly feel that taking a break to be creative is really good for my mental health. If you're not up to it this month, that's …

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