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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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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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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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I was interviewed by AE Science Fiction for my contribution to STARGAZERS: Microtales from the Cosmos!

Very thrilled to receive this interview in my inbox! Please read and share. I had no say in choosing the illustration of the Canada goose, but in my opinion, it’s an accurate depiction of a Canada goose. 😂 STARGAZERS: Microtales From The Cosmos Author Introduction: Cait Gordon Throughout our Kickstarter campaign for Stargazers, we are spotlighting …

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ID: Banner for the launch announcement of Stargazers (micro) Tales from the Cosmos. A woman in a space suit, holding a scanning device, enters a hatch and it looks like electric activity is all around her.

With My Kind to be included in Stargazers: Microtales from the Cosmos

Earlier this year, I saw a call for submissions from AE Science Fiction, asking authors to write microfiction with a "stars" theme. I'd never written anything with a cap of 200 words before but really got excited by the challenge. And now, my story, With My Kind, is going to be in the anthology, Stargazers: …

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A white keyboard clipart with black keys. Text: It's okay to keep learning.

Sensitivity and Sensibility: Learning and Growing with Representation in Writing

I am a sensitivity/diversity editor, particularly for disability representation in fiction. I am also a flawed human who's writing hasn't been perfect. Still, I'm a person who wants to keep learning and growing. You, too? There's one thing I want to underscore in this post: You are not perfect, but that's okay, as long as …

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ID: gray and brown buildings on each side of an alleyway

Troping the Light Fantastic (Flash Fiction)

Author’s note: This is my flash fiction for September'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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Pssst… I got interviewed by Derek Newman-Stille for SF Canada!

So, a cool thing happened. Nine-time Prix Aurora Award winner Derek Newman-Stille asked to interview me for an author series they are doing for SF Canada, Canada's National Association for Speculative Fiction Professionals. Derek and I discuss disability representation, my advocacy in boosting the voices of disabled authors, and maybe also the fact that I …

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White brick wall. Text reads: It's time for Septembers Flash Fiction Draw

Flash Fiction Challenge 2020: September

Welp, I have full-blown frozen shoulder, but the show must go on! We're into our ninth month with the 2020 Flash Fiction Challenge. I'm going to try to write for this month, and as always, I thank my faithful band of writers who have been playing along. I appreciate you! I just posted a combined …

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