Reflections. Refractions.

Today is my final day as National President of Sisters in Crime. Don’t worry—this post isn’t going to be just a list of what I achieved. All the juiciest tidbits are behind-the-scenes stories which I can’t share anyway. *evil-girl-smirk.GIF* What I will say is the national board accomplished A LOT while I was president. We all had our unique circumstances …

Giftmas 2018: Dec. 1

Whew. Rhonda Parrish, people. In addition to all of her writing and editing work, not to mention her handholding and support of sometimes anxious/nervous/tearing-their-hair-out-frustrated author friends (it me!), Rhonda created and manages an annual holiday fundraising campaign called Giftmas. Rhonda cheerfully persuades people to donate their time, creativity, and blogs to raise money for the Edmonton Food Bank. This year, …

Doing the Work: Part 2

Back in October, I did an interview with author Jo-Ann Carson, as part of her Blood, Sweat and Words podcast, which she entitled “Marginalization of Minorities in Genre Fiction.” Listen to the interview, which went live Nov. 20th. Read my thoughts on originally agreeing to be interviewed for this topic here. You know when your mind’s already full of something, you tend …

Doing the Work: Part 1

Why oh why would I agree to do a podcast interview on the “Marginalization of Minorities in Genre Fiction”? After years of avoiding being roped into that conversation—you know, the one you see at “Diversity Panels,” the one attended by many a (/n often cis-het abled) white writer searching for absolution for their culturally appropriative mindset and practices, the one …

Hello again!

Yeah, I know: the blog is dead. But that’s what they’ve been saying about the novel for…how many years now? 40? And as far as I can tell, people still read (and buy) novels. By the same token, I think people still read blogs. Old, established ones. New, shiny ones. Even newly-resuscitated ones by authors who were pretty spotty bloggers …