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Accessibility in Worldbuilding panel video available now!

I had the honour of being invited by Canadian dark fantasy author Dianna Gunn to moderate a panel called Accessibility in Worldbuilding as part of her Worldbuilding Deep Dive con in February of this year. This is a topic that's dear to my heart as a disabled, hard-of-hearing, and autistic reader and a writer (Iris …

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How I Wrote Over 20K Words in April 2021

I have absolutely no clue how I had the endurance to manage it. But I did it. I set a goal of 20,000 words for CampNaNoWriMo this April and just passed it this afternoon, three days early. Why this is amazing to me is because of the state I am in at present. The pandemic …

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Once Upon a Flat (Flash Fiction)

It's 2021 and time for the monthly fun Flash Fiction Challenge Draw. This year, it's hosted by author Jeffrey Ricker! For January, we had to write a 1000-words max story that was a fairytale set in a studio apartment in a big city, and there had to be a potted plant in the story. Here's …

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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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Snapshot from the ceremony. Aurora sky background with Talia's and my headshots. Text: Nominated for Prix Aurora Award, best Related Work Category, Nothing Without Us, Cait Gordon and Talia C. Johnson

Reflection on my first award ceremony: There are no losers

My little neurodiverse brain likes pondering about my experiences. Yesterday was my birthday, and later that evening, I attended the 2020 Prix Aurora Award ceremony, done virtually via the When Words Collide conference with charming emcee Mark Leslie Lefebvre. Now, the only good thing about 2020 for me has been these virtual events. I've been …

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Voting for the 2020 Prix Aurora Awards is now open!

I’m really excited about this year’s ballot because I know many of the nominees. That makes it fun for me because there’s an added level of excitement and anticipation. Also, for the first time ever, I have a work on the ballot! Nothing Without Us is a nominee in the Best Related Work category. Kohenet …

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Nothing Without Us is a Prix Aurora Award Nominee! [UPDATED]

IMPORTANT NEWS! The voters' reading package is now available for Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association (CSFFA) members! If you become a member now (membership is $10 per year), you can download the works of the nominees! Voting will take place between June 20 and July 25, 2020 (11:59:59 EDT). Don't forget to vote for …

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CampNaNoWriMo Dashboard Results, Day 3: 7790/40,000 words

Won’t meet my Camp NaNoWriMo goal but will keeping writing!

Yeah, there's no way I'll make my 40K by April 30, 2020, but I'm really cool with that because I am still writing! Camp NaNoWriMo is motivating me to work on Iris and the Crew Tear Space a New One, and to date, I have four out of the 13 episodes drafted. Yay! (I wrote …

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