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Flash Fiction Challenge: October’s Results

Hoo-whee, this month's challenge was...challenging. But never you mind your pretty lil' head over it because my trusty band of authors came through. Yee haw! For October, I drew these cards: 8 of spades, 10 of hearts, and the 6 of diamonds. That meant the genre was Western, the setting was a museum, and the …

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Apparently, we authors should have online press kits, so this is how I made mine!

I was Yesterday Years Old when I came across this retweet by award-winning Canadian short fiction author Kelly Robson: https://twitter.com/kellyoyo/status/1316375540648095744 (Marguerite Kenner is the co-owner of the Escape Artists podcast.) Now, I remember press kits from hanging with indie musicians back in the day, but I didn't know authors had them, too, and definitely not …

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RenVCon 2020, Fall Edition is Oct 24-25. Registration is FREE, and I’ll be on two panels!

Registration is open! Go to the Renaissance website to learn more about this amazing virtual con and register for other panels! There will be a virtual vendor room and we can chat and socialize on Discord! I'm going to be participating in two panels, which should be kinda awesome. (I pretend that I know stuff …

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Showdown Over the Somewhat-Okay Corral (Flash Fiction)

Author’s note: This is my flash fiction for October's entry of the 2020 Flash Fiction Challenge. Each month of 2020, on the first Monday, I’ll draw cards to determine the genre, setting, and an object that has to appear in the short story. Participants will have until the following Monday to link their stories to the blog …

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I was interviewed by AE Science Fiction for my contribution to STARGAZERS: Microtales from the Cosmos!

Very thrilled to receive this interview in my inbox! Please read and share. I had no say in choosing the illustration of the Canada goose, but in my opinion, it’s an accurate depiction of a Canada goose. 😂 STARGAZERS: Microtales From The Cosmos Author Introduction: Cait Gordon Throughout our Kickstarter campaign for Stargazers, we are spotlighting …

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Flash Fiction Challenge 2020: October

Booooo! (That's me trying to be a spooky ghost. Did it work?) Well, we’re into our 10th month of the 2020 Flash Fiction Challenge. My goodness, only two more to go! You can read September's entries here, if you like! Here’s the video of me choosing the cards for October's challenge! Yeah, I laughed my head off. …

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I’ll be moderating a panel about ableist terms and narratives in writing for RenVCon 2020, Fall Edition!

Save the date! I'll be moderating a panel called Ableist, me? That's cr*zy! on Saturday October 24 at 1:00 PM EST for RenVCon, a virtual writers conference hosted by Renaissance. Sign up here! This has been a panel I've wanted to do for some time. Ableist expressions are so entrenched in our everyday language that …

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Flash Fiction Challenge: September’s Results

Whoops! A little tardy, but here are the results of September's flash fiction challenge! As always, my trusty band of authors came through. And I got to write this month, too! For September, I drew these cards: 10 of spades, 6 of hearts, and the 3 of diamonds. That meant the genre was YA, the …

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With My Kind to be included in Stargazers: Microtales from the Cosmos

Earlier this year, I saw a call for submissions from AE Science Fiction, asking authors to write microfiction with a "stars" theme. I'd never written anything with a cap of 200 words before but really got excited by the challenge. And now, my story, With My Kind, is going to be in the anthology, Stargazers: …

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Sensitivity and Sensibility: Learning and Growing with Representation in Writing

I am a sensitivity/diversity editor, particularly for disability representation in fiction. I am also a flawed human who's writing hasn't been perfect. Still, I'm a person who wants to keep learning and growing. You, too? There's one thing I want to underscore in this post: You are not perfect, but that's okay, as long as …

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