So, the final ballot for the Prix Aurora Awards was just released. Although my individual short stories didn’t make it into the Short Fiction category, We Shall Be Monsters (edited by Derek Newman-Stille and published by Renaissance) is nominated for Best Related Work!
This is pretty awesome because my story, The Hilltop Gathering, is in that collection. I’m part of a collective! Therefore, I feel quite Borg about the whole thing and share in the excitement. The Hilltop Gathering is my first work that stars a disabled protagonist. I felt invited to create her because the call for submissions for We Shall Be Monsters also asked for stories from the disabled community.
So, yay! This is closer to a nomination than I’ve ever been, and you know, it’s nice to be part of something with a whole bunch of other authors. We are the Frankenauthors of this anthology, and together we shine! Thanks to Derek for choosing our stories, and to Renaissance, for making the anthology look so badass.
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Cait Gordon is a disability advocate and the author of Life in the ’Cosm and The Stealth Lovers (Fall of 2019). When she’s not writing, Cait’s editing manuscripts and running The Spoonie Authors Network, a blog whose contributors manage disabilities and/or chronic conditions. She’s also teamed up with co-editor Talia C. Johnson on the Nothing Without Us anthology (Fall of 2019.)