Book cover of Nothing Without Us: A russet brick wall with faded tan, aqua, white, and yellow paint. Spray-painted in bold are the words Nothing Without Us.

Nothing Without Us is included in a book review about authentic disability representation!

What a lovely thing it is to wake up to a Facebook chat where my BFF (Talia C. Johnson) is telling Nathan Fréchette (Renaissance) and me that there's an article in NewCityLit zine that mentions Nothing Without Us: Four Disability Anthologies That Are Actually Authentic: A Review of “About Us,” “Firsts,” “Nothing Without Us” and …

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Flash Fiction Challenge 2020: January

Woohoo! We're starting the only-for-fun and noncompetitive monthly flash fiction challenge for 2020. I'm so stoked! Here's the video of me choosing the cards. I totally did this live without editing anything, so I was just as surprised as you are with the selections. Closed captions are available for this video: https://youtu.be/pV-SdseUM5Q (It's time for …

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ID: Graffiti wall with “Nothing Without Us” spray painted in black. The list of editors and authors is included in the text of this page.

Nothing Without Us is going to university!

I cannot contain my excitement! Nothing WIthout Us, the disability anthology I co-edited with Kohenet Talia Johnson is going to be part of a syllabus in a course taught by eight-time Prix Aurora Award winner, disability advocate, and awesome human Derek Newman-Stille! The anthology is going to Trent University, folks! The course that Derek will …

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Bookshop with oak panelling and antique chairs. Photo by Emre Can from Pexels

Snowed in, Blown Away!

My beloved publisher, Renaissance, asked for holiday stories for their annual blog roll. Here’s my contribution. Happy holidays, everyone! (Photo by Emre Can from Pexels) Hey, hon. Don't bother picking me up. They say visibility is NIL I can try Too dangerous. I'll sleep in the upstairs flat. Nat, Joelle, and the kids are away …

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The Stealth Lovers: Two Draga warriors (one with coral scales and the other with mauve scales) are dressed in flight suits, standing on a snowy mountaintop,under an aurora-filled sky, about to engage in a kiss. Overhead flies a stealth ship.

The first three chapters of The Stealth Lovers are on Wattpad!

Want to have a sneak preview of The Stealth Lovers before you buy it? The first three chapters are now available on Wattpad! This book is now available for purchase: In paperback and e-book format (EPUB, MOBI) on the Renaissance online shop!In paperback and Kindle format on Amazon!In paperback at Glad Day Bookshop (499 Church St., Toronto). Thanks for …

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Photo of me dressed as the Mad Hatter, then five books: Alice Unbound Beyond Wonderland, We Shall Be Monsters, Nothing Without Us, The Stealth Lovers, Life in the ’Cosm. And a figure of Captain Marvel and her "cat."

Taking Time Out to Smell the Pages

We writers are an interesting lot. Before our first work is published, it's often all we can think about. And if it gets published, we're so squeeful. That's the adorable part about us. Then something happens after we're published. We tend to look around us, and watch how many other writers are out there, seemingly …

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Even Funny People Get Pissed Off

I like making people laugh—it's my thing and has been ever since I was a little girl. It was an easy decision to make my "brand" about being a humorous weirdo because IT ME! Humour has always served me well, whether I'm weeping from laughter at comedies and comedians, coping with dire situations, or just …

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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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