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Flash Fiction Challenge 2020: December

Well, the time has come at last for the final  2020 Flash Fiction Challenge. I really enjoyed being the curator during this really heckin' heck of a year. Thanks a billion to all who participated. Exciting news! Author Jeffrey Ricker will be the curator for 2021. I know he'll do a great job. Please follow …

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Better to Believe…Fewer Mutants That Way

Well, I managed to finish my flash fiction for November. The cards drawn meant we had to write an urban fantasy that takes place in a hospital elevator, and there has to be a gun in the story. Here’s my entry: Better to Believe... Fewer Mutants That Way “What floor?” The woman peers at the …

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Flash Fiction Challenge 2020: November

What? Only one more month of the 2020 Flash Fiction Challenge after this one? That's incredible! I am purposely one week later because of the US election last week. 🙂 You can read October's entries here, if you like! Here’s the video of me choosing the cards for November's challenge! (Sorry if the sound is weird. …

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DisArts and Mental Health

This year has been a roller coaster of awesome and awful. But the awesome is so far winning out! One thing that has been cool is how I’ve been able to virtually attend and participate in writers conferences, and another is being interviewed. Last week, Derek Newman-Stille asked me questions about DisArts, which is art …

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ID: A herd of horses in a green grass field with mountains and a lake in the background

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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ID: Headshot of me with contact info from my press kit

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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ID: A field and a corral-like dark wooden fence

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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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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