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Hey, wait a sec, 2018 was a great year!

That thing, when you take a moment to reflect on a challenging 12 months, then realize something amazing. While I had to deal with complications from my disability and other tough situations during the last 12 months, other stuff happened as well. Awesome stuff. So, it's with delight that I get to announce that 2018 was …

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Never Mind the Nasties, Stay Awesome

On this my birthday, I feel I should impart some crone-like wisdom. Well, I'm still learning to navigate life myself, but one thing struck me yesterday. You see, I had become all worked up over folks who seem to get ahead while acting like victims, when in reality they are full of straight white privilege—and …

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To my fans, readers, fellow authors, and those who tolerate me…

I wish you a safe and peaceful holiday season and all the best for the new year. This year had its challenges, but knowing you were out there supporting me gave me the motivation to continue writing and doing all the things! In 2017, some cool writer stuff happened: My first book, Life in the ’Cosm, …

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What the hay? I’ll write about the thirteenth Doctor Who, too.

Personally, I prefer to be called a Whooligan instead of a Whovian. If you knew me, you'd feel that made more sense. Anyway, while I'm a bit behind on catching up with my twelfth Doctor episodes, I did see the regeneration from twelve to thirteen. My reaction on Facebook was something like: The new Doctor …

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Um, peeps without disabilities, we need to talk.

Yeah. So. Here's the thing. People without disabilities, many, many of you need sensitivity training when it comes to disabled folks like myself. Like, big time. Because you don't even know what you don't know. And you're hurting us with your ignorance. Last weekend at a conference, I was scheduled to be a panelist to …

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Why Every Author Needs Neil Armstrong

Imposter syndrome—every writer with a pulse gets it. I sure as heck do, and I've noticed that every single one of my author friends has been struck with it, too, from time to time. It's when you are overwhelmed with feeling you don't belong somewhere, even though people have invited you into that space because they …

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Beyond the cupcake.

Because I hadn’t planned to get published originally, I wrote without limits or expecting anyone to read it. So, I went down a few roads that I wanted to explore: Discrimination against LGBTQIA people by para-religious organisations. Truly gracious spirituality versus religiosity. Gender fluidity and changing preconceived gender roles. Diversity in sexuality. Dealing with disability. Cyber affairs. Chasing fantasy to the exclusion of those who truly love you.

Everyone’s writing, and I’m all like…

Ever feel like everyone's writing but you? I do. Now that I’m published and have all these new writer friends and acquaintances on social media, I’m able to read updates about their word journeys. To me it feels like they’re constantly writing. Meanwhile, I’m all like, Yeah, I need to lie down now.  After working intensely on Life in …

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