Featured ID: Baby blue banner with Read Quebec logo of a yellow beaver with glasses sitting on a highback chair, reading a book. Text: Read Quebec: Holiday Book Fest, give the gift of a book from here. Novomber 25-29 Online, readquebec.ca. Also on the banner is a headshot of Cait Gordon with the caption: Cait Gordon, participating author

I will be reading from The Stealth Lovers and will be in a LIVE Q&A session about Nothing Without Us for AELAQ’S Read Québec Holiday Book Fest!

My publisher, Renaissance, has been invited to take part in AELAQ's Read Québec Holiday Book Fest on November 28 and 29, 2020! Readings If you want to catch readings of awesome authors reading their Renaissance books, including lil' ol me reading from The Stealth Lovers? You can by heading over to Renaissance's YouTube channel, where …

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Image of black and white clipart of a computer minotor displaying glasses reading a book. A blue banner has white text: Guest Author. Advert reads: Renaissance Virtual Conference, October 24-25, 2020, pressesrenaissancepress.ca, bringing together authors and readers in the comfort of home!

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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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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Snapshot from the ceremony. Aurora sky background with Talia's and my headshots. Text: Nominated for Prix Aurora Award, best Related Work Category, Nothing Without Us, Cait Gordon and Talia C. Johnson

Reflection on my first award ceremony: There are no losers

My little neurodiverse brain likes pondering about my experiences. Yesterday was my birthday, and later that evening, I attended the 2020 Prix Aurora Award ceremony, done virtually via the When Words Collide conference with charming emcee Mark Leslie Lefebvre. Now, the only good thing about 2020 for me has been these virtual events. I've been …

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I’m going to be a panelist at Renaissance’s Virtual Writers Con!

This virtual writers conference by my publisher, Renaissance, is going to be such a blast! It will have great panels, readings, book launches, and even an interactive vendors room chat (on Discord). Oh yeah, it's FREE to attend! How awesome is that? Learn more! I'll be on the following panels: June 6, 2 PM: Bad …

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FREE Virtual Writers Con, hosted by Renaissance Press! Apply now!

How cool is this? My publisher, Press Renaissance Press, is hosting a FREE online writers conference on June 6-7, 2020! They're taking applications until May 7, 2020 if you want to participate. There will be readings, panels, and an online vendor room, too! Are you a reader, author, publisher, or small business? Learn more and …

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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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Calling for a Disbanding of Cliques and the Culture of Fear

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, …

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Can-Con 2019: October 18-20, 2019 - Sheraton Hotel, Ottawa, Canada

I’ll be at Can*Con 2019, doing stuff!

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 …

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The Hilltop Gathering will be the subject of an academic paper, presented this November!

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 FrankensteinOctober 31- November 2, 2019, …

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