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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Masking: The Fine Art of Faking Being Neurotypical

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 …

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ID: Blue space background with streaks of light and stars. Text reads: Can-Con, October 12-14 2018, Sheraton Hotel, Ottawa, Canada.

I’ll be at Can-Con 2018!

It's getting close to that time when my favourite annual conference happens! I'll be doing a reading and will sit on two panels this year at The Conference on Canadian Content in Speculative Arts and Literature, also known as Can-Con. Their 2018 schedule looks really interesting, too! Can-Con 2018 will be held from October 12-14, …

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