Nothing Without Us and The Stealth Lovers can be nominated for the 2020 Prix Aurora Awards!

It’s that time of year again, when members of the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association (CSFFA) can nominate eligible works to be on the voting ballot for the Prix Aurora Awards. The Prix Aurora Awards are a big deal for Canadian speculative fiction creatives. Getting on the ballot means the work becomes a Prix …

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Writing groups should be supportive, not a bunch of soul-crunching bullies.

Earlier this month, I saw this tweet from author Heather Carlson: https://twitter.com/Hezzah/status/1229071090821009411 My response was: https://twitter.com/CaitGAuthor/status/1229578290869886978 I've written before about gatekeepers who push the everyone-must rules. You know, like the infamous tripe, "You must write every day." Not only are those types of statements just plain wrong, they are also classist, ableist, and a whole …

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I’m 50, and I play with Barbies. Okay, I cosplay with Barbies.

Derek Newman-Stille, eight-time Prix Aurora Award winner for Speculating Canada, encouraged me to write this post. So, it's all their fault. 😉 Actually, I'm glad they did nudge me to do this because the strangest thing happened to me five years ago. I saw a Uhura doll online, and for some reason, after decades of …

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2020 Flash Fiction Challenge: February Results

The results are in, and the authors didn't disappoint! Last week, I drew these cards: 6 of spades, King of hearts, and the 7 of diamonds. That meant the genre was gothic romance, the setting was a mausoleum, and the object that must appear in the story was goggles. Honestly, I couldn't believe I picked …

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My review: In the Shadow of the Spire is a much-needed Star Wars story

I've said it before and I'll say it again: author February Grace is probably one of the kindest people ever to be found on Twitter. She's really a delight, so consider following her! Aside from being a lovely human, she's also a brilliant writer with over 30K followers on Wattpad alone. This month, I found …

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My review: Run J Run is a “Read Now!” Read

After I finished this book, I just sat still, gobsmacked. It was incredible. And though I absolutely loved Su Sokol’s, Cycling to Asylum, Run J Run will stay with me a very long time. What I find extremely important about this work is that it starts with a content warning: The following material contains discussions …

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A Disabled/ Deaf/ Neurodiverse Crew Tears Space a New One

[Interim book cover concept.] I'm keeping the details of my new WIP close to my chest because I just want to immerse myself in crafting the first draft. However, I can say that this space opera promises to be a lot of fun. To date, I've mapped the "writing prompts" for each episode of Iris …

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