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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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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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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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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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