Changing of the Guard

Effective July 1, 2015, I will no longer be SFWA’s Communications Director. It’s been a long, interesting, and educational time with the organization, and one that has been immensely beneficial to both sides. I have been considering my options for a while now. While I have had the fortune to work on many wonderful projects […]

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New Books!

Picked up a few books I’m really excited about from the Nebula book bag, and a bunch of other things: “Persona”, by Genevieve Valentine “Sorcerer to the Crown”, by Zen Cho (I bought one of Zen’s early stories for Crossed Genres, and the writing is wonderful.) “Little Dystopias”, a collection from Kyle Aisteach. “The House […]

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Origins and Nebula Schedule

Origins (Note: I leave very early Saturday morning, so if you want to see me, find me before then!) Thursday Networking: 11am, C223, with Bryan Young, Gregory A. Wilson, Lucy Snyder, and Aaron Rosenberg Friday Is This a Kissing Book?: 11am, C223, with Sheryl Nantus, Tracy Chowdhury, Janine Spendlove Writing from a Feminist Perspective: 1pm, C223, with Sarah Hans, […]

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Since the topic just came up with someone…here’s how to be a good ally and support to someone who is being harassed or abused within the industry, and a little backstory on something that I’ve been dealing with. This is intensely personal, and something that will likely lead to backlash, and yes, I am nervous […]

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Number 75

I did something new and terrifying today: I got up in front of hundreds of people and a livestream and addressed the Charlotte City Council on behalf of anti-discrimination. I was speaker #75. I sat in the Council chamber and listened to the hate and fear and rage of the Christian Right, couched in terms […]

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Sharing the Table

Copying over from FB for archival and ease-of-referencing purposes.    Disappointed by the Sturm und drang in response to the challenge Tempest made to read more diverse works this year. So pardon the tone and occasional sarcasm of the following, because it’s keeping me from headdesking into the Stone Age. 1.) She’s not ordering everyone […]

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Gravity Wells

I don’t like New Year’s Resolutions. It’s so…arbitrary. If I’m going to do something, I’m not waiting for a certain date (usually), which is why I tend to either make a lot of my resolutions in November (when the summer madness slows down a little) or in April (when the summer madness begins). But, uh, […]

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