For the past several days I’ve been incensed, heartbroken, and triggered to the nth degree over the allegations posted by professionals who worked for/with ChiZine Publications (CZP). It was one thing for me to read about the alleged mismanagement of funds and/or nonpayment of royalties, but quite another to read multiple posts* that mentioned abuse, … More Calling for a Disbanding of Cliques and the Culture of Fear
Hey, there! Can*Con 2019 is happening at the Sheraton Ottawa (150 Albert Street) this weekend, October 18-20. Here’s where you can find me: Friday October 18: Sheraton Ottawa, Renaissance table, from 2-4 pm, Vendor Room. Open to the public! I’ll be there, promoting The Stealth Lovers and Nothing Without Us. My first book, Life in … More I’ll be at Can*Con 2019, doing stuff!
I’ve known this for a good while, but I am so massively excited to tell you all! Derek Newman-Stille will be presenting their paper, Desiring Disability: Frankensteinian Bodily Potential in Cait Gordon’s The Hilltop Gathering, at this international symposium: The Gothic, the Abject and the Supernatural:200 Years of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein October 31- November 2, … More The Hilltop Gathering will be the subject of an academic paper, presented this November!
I’m autistic. You don’t know how freeing it is to write that. Every single time I do, I feel like a little more of that burden I’ve been carrying for decades is being lifted off my shoulders. I’m one of those cases (as happens to many autistic cisgender women) where I only discovered this last … More Masking: The Fine Art of Faking Being Neurotypical
Changing gears from booky things, I wanted to discuss why I’ve recently had to make a decision about receiving physical affection from friends, family, as well as folks I meet at cons. I have fibromyalgia, and its symptoms are getting worse for me each year. To put it simply, hugging people who aren’t my husband … More When It Hurts to Hug