A Bright and Painful Future

Dear SF: The hate in the #HugoAwards hashtag is the bitter flailing of a species fighting extinction. Let them rage. We’ve got this future. That future is gorgeous, painful, diverse, socially-conscious, challenging, revolutionary. Don’t let the hate win. You got this. #HugoAwards Last night, the SF Twitter rather exploded. It wasn’t unexpected: the Hugo ceremony […]

Continue reading →

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 […]

Continue reading →

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 […]

Continue reading →

On Dignity

*sigh* Since it apparently bears repeating… As an author, convention-manager, artist, *creative of any sort*, or anyone who is in the public eyes, you have a responsibility to act a little better than everyone around you. It is your *job* to be graceful under pressure. I know it’s hard and hurtful and you may go […]

Continue reading →

Pull up the big-kid pants

In advance: I’m not ranting, I’m not calling anyone out or trying to make anyone look silly. Snippiness of tone is the result of a frustrating week and a looming train to catch, but this is important. I received a query today from a new writer who was bewildered by publishers who said ‘we don’t […]

Continue reading →