Changing gears from booky things, I wanted to discuss why I’ve recently had to make a decision about receiving physical affection from friends, family, as well as folks I meet at cons. I have fibromyalgia, and its symptoms are getting worse for me each year. To put it simply, hugging people who aren’t my husband … More When It Hurts to Hug
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, … More Holy stars, I did a thing!
No, that’s not a typo. I’m speaking about Canadian author Madona Skaff, not the recording artist. This post is way overdue, too. I just have to tell the world how this amazing human has impacted my life since late 2015. She told me to enjoy the journey. When I met Madona, it was at the … More Why I Should Listen to Madona More Often
Sometimes it’s easy to get stuck inside my own head and be overwhelmed by all I have to do to manage my health. That’s the life of a disabled Spoonie, and I’m not the only one who feels this way or goes through this. What helps me get out of these ruts are visual reminders … More A Healthy Pride Can Be Motivational
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 … More We Shall Be Monsters is now available!