Cait Gordon Reads From Home, featuring The Stealth Lovers (book cover is shown)

Cait Reads from Home: The Stealth Lovers

I'm watching fellow authors reading excerpts of their works, and it's lovely. I decided to do this myself because if we artists can distract you for a few minutes, then that's a good thing! Today, I read from The Stealth Lovers, Chapter 13: The Trials. Xax and Viv are about to start testing to see …

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Nothing Without Us cover and slogan: We're the heroes, not the sidekicks.

Two Reviews in One Week? YAY!

Pinch me! Actually, don't. Keep two metres away, please. But still, you can metaphorically pinch me because in the middle of *gestures at pandemic*, I was so surprised to receive notifications of two new reviews of Nothing Without Us! The first one is "Centering Differences," written by Cherie Pyne for the Montreal Review of Books. …

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We’re in a pandemic situation. This is how I’m doing.

Hey, lovely humans who follow this blog! As of this date, the City of Ottawa is pretty much slowed right down. It's weird: while I'm typing, I can hear birds singing their flirty songs. The air is getting warmer, and the snow is melting. It seems so peaceful. You'd never guess there was a pandemic …

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ID: Three cards. Ace of spades (mystery), 5 of hearts (open field), and 4 fo diamonds (beard trimmer).

Flash Fiction Challenge: March Results

And the results are in! Honestly, I'm impressed that anyone wrote anything for March. Hooboy, my selections were a doozy. And this is why I cannot play cards for money—if I didn't have bad luck, I'd have no luck at all! Last week, I drew these winners: ace of spades, 5 of hearts, and the …

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Nothing Without Us and The Stealth Lovers can be nominated for the 2020 Prix Aurora Awards!

It’s that time of year again, when members of the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association (CSFFA) can nominate eligible works to be on the voting ballot for the Prix Aurora Awards. The Prix Aurora Awards are a big deal for Canadian speculative fiction creatives. Getting on the ballot means the work becomes a Prix …

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Writing groups should be supportive, not a bunch of soul-crunching bullies.

Earlier this month, I saw this tweet from author Heather Carlson: https://twitter.com/Hezzah/status/1229071090821009411 My response was: https://twitter.com/CaitGAuthor/status/1229578290869886978 I've written before about gatekeepers who push the everyone-must rules. You know, like the infamous tripe, "You must write every day." Not only are those types of statements just plain wrong, they are also classist, ableist, and a whole …

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I’m 50, and I play with Barbies. Okay, I cosplay with Barbies.

Derek Newman-Stille, eight-time Prix Aurora Award winner for Speculating Canada, encouraged me to write this post. So, it's all their fault. 😉 Actually, I'm glad they did nudge me to do this because the strangest thing happened to me five years ago. I saw a Uhura doll online, and for some reason, after decades of …

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