ID: Zoom video snapshot. Top left: Robert Kingett, a slim white man wearing a black shirt, cream pants, and holding up a mirror for a bathroom selfie. Top right: Cait Gordon, a white woman with silver medium length hair, red rimmed glasses, silver and black headphones, and a black T-shirt. Her background is a purple to orange gradient space sky with the In the ’Cosm logo to the top right of her. Bottom photo: Randy Lacey, a white man with brown hair, brown-rimmed glasses, a goatee, and wearing a black T-shirt. He's smiling as he speaks into his hanging microphone.

In the ’Cosm Podcast S1, Ep6: The Artificial Divide Between the Blind and the Sighted, with Robert Kingett and Randy Lacey

Season 1 ends with a bang editors Robert Kingett and Randy Lacey speak to me about their upcoming anthology, Artifical Divide. This collection of fiction stories is written by authors who are Blind, visually impaired, or who have low vision. You can listen to this episode by clicking the embedded Spotify widget, or you can …

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Nothing Without Us cover and slogan: We're the heroes, not the sidekicks.

Two Reviews in One Week? YAY!

Pinch me! Actually, don't. Keep two metres away, please. But still, you can metaphorically pinch me because in the middle of *gestures at pandemic*, I was so surprised to receive notifications of two new reviews of Nothing Without Us! The first one is "Centering Differences," written by Cherie Pyne for the Montreal Review of Books. …

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Book covers for The Stealth Lovers and Nothing Without Us

Update: Here’s where you can buy The Stealth Lovers and Nothing Without Us!

Last night (October 5) at the multi-author book launch hosted by Presses Renaissance Press, I read from The Stealth Lovers and also got my copy of Nothing Without Us. It never stops being magical—holding the paperbacks of my work for the first time. *happy sigh* I thought I'd provide an update where you can buy …

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Logo text that reads: Nothing Without Us in black against a white background.

Holy stars, I did a thing!

As co-editor of the Nothing Without Us anthology, this last few weeks felt as if I were handed the baton in the second-to-final lap of a relay race while I cried, "Oh crap, I need to deliver this to the last runner!" The "last runner" being the final production team at Presses Renaissance Press. However, …

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ID: Cait crawling on the ground, being the Monty Python "It's" guy.

I feel like the “It’s” guy from Monty python…

You know what I mean, right? That poor soul who pants and gasps and crawls his way through the terrain just to look at the camera a say, "It's..." before he collapses? ID: Cait crawling on the ground, being the Monty Python "It's" guy. (Drama much?) Gracious, I'm so busy, my busy is busy! This …

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ID: Pregnant human holding a red paper heart in front of their belly.

I think editing an anthology is like being pregnant.

Okay, so never mind the fact that I've never birthed a child of my own. I still believe—and have had confirmation from a human who has given birth twice—that editing anthologies is like being preggers. At the beginning, it's this wonderful announcement, and you feel like puking a little (from hoping people will respond to …

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ID: Woman on comfy grey couch, buried under a blue furry blankie.

I’m still alive, honest!

Hey, folks! I haven't blogged in a few weeks because (1) I have this stalker-cough. Yes, it's stalking me. I'm considering getting a restraining order on this virus. (2) I am up to my eyeballs in editing work! I've been helping the husband unit with his first book, Dissatisfied Me, A Love Story, by giving it a pre-beta reader edit. …

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ID: A stitched heart against a black stitched background. Title: We Shall Be Monsters, Edited By Derek Newman-Stille. (With stories by Day Al-Mohomed, Lena NG, Ashley Caranto Morford, Cait Gordon, JF Gerrard, Andrew Wilmot, Evelyn Deshane, Simon Turner, Kaitlin Tremblay, Lisa Carreiro, Eric Choi & Joseph McGuinty, Jennifer Lee Rossman, Randall Arnold, Alex Acks, K.C. Griffant, Halli Lilburn, Kev Harrison, Corey Redekop, Ariana Verbree, Max D. Staton, Victoria Martin, Priya Sridhar, Liam Hogan, Joshua Bartolome

We Shall Be Monsters is now available!

Squee! I've been waiting for this Frankenthology all year and it's aliiiiive! We Shall Be Monsters, edited by Derek Newman-Stille and published by Renaissance, is a collection of short fiction inspired by Mary Shelley's 1818 version of Frankenstein. My short story, The Hilltop Gathering, appears in this anthology. I'm so thrilled it got accepted because it's my first published …

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