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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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Troping the Light Fantastic (Flash Fiction)

Author’s note: This is my flash fiction for September'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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Pssst… I got interviewed by Derek Newman-Stille for SF Canada!

So, a cool thing happened. Nine-time Prix Aurora Award winner Derek Newman-Stille asked to interview me for an author series they are doing for SF Canada, Canada's National Association for Speculative Fiction Professionals. Derek and I discuss disability representation, my advocacy in boosting the voices of disabled authors, and maybe also the fact that I …

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Flash Fiction Challenge 2020: September

Welp, I have full-blown frozen shoulder, but the show must go on! We're into our ninth month with the 2020 Flash Fiction Challenge. I'm going to try to write for this month, and as always, I thank my faithful band of writers who have been playing along. I appreciate you! I just posted a combined …

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Flash Fiction Challenge: July’s and August’s Results

Better late than never! As I am recovering from frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis for you medical geeks), it's been difficult to do much typing. But my trusty band of authors still wrote flash fiction for July and August. Thanks, you wonderful humans! July's entries For July, I drew these cards: king of spades, 4 of …

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Tale of a Swirly Girly

Heya! I'm freshly 51 years old, and I announced a thing on social media this week: https://twitter.com/CaitGAuthor/status/1296435437137997826 My way of announcing that I'm cryptosexual, by saying "It me" and adding a heart with the flag colours of yellow, salmon/coral, mauve/lilac, and greyish-brown. Cue the crickets... There was barely a response. Not even on Facebook among …

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