Artist's Statements, Musings, process, writing life

What Magic We Make

When I was a kid, magic was essential to my inner world. I read fantasy books full of witches and magicians and children with innate powers over the elements. I read about magic rings and wishing stones. I read about fairies and their glamours, about dragons and djinns. In The Real World, there was no… Continue reading What Magic We Make

Celiac disease, disability, Musings

Retrospective: 10 Years of Autoimmune Disorder

I was diagnosed with Celiac disease 10 years ago this month. As time passes, the clearer it is to me how burdensome Celiac is. How it divides people from social engagement. How it adds stress and labor to daily life. It is disabling. And it's taken 10 years to realize that.

Author Update, Neurodiversity

Publication Announcements: TWO Anthologies!

This year, I have been focusing on short fiction. And... I have a pair of anthologies with my name in the table of contents! Let me introduce you to these books. First, you can order a copy of Well, This is Tense, an anthology of horror shorts all in second person. My piece, "Crawling Back,"… Continue reading Publication Announcements: TWO Anthologies!

Neurodiversity, review, television review

Love on the Spectrum U.S.: Representation or Exploitation? A Review

A neurodivergent friend of mine recently recommended the Netflix series Love on the Spectrum. This is a reality dating show centering autistic, neurodivergent, and disabled adults as they try to find love. There are series set in Australia and the U.S. I had some reservations with this rec. I'm generally not that interested in romance-reality… Continue reading Love on the Spectrum U.S.: Representation or Exploitation? A Review

Apocalypse, Author Update, movie review, Musings, Neurodiversity, writing life

Publication Announcement: A Critique of Autistic-Coded Rep in ‘Don’t Look Up’

Hi all! Long time, no post! Just dropping you blog-readers a line to let you know that I've published a new essay via The Art of Autism. It's a fierce critique of Netflix's new satirical film, Don't Look Up, which features a disturbing portrayal of an autistic-coded villain. Read the whole essay here! This is… Continue reading Publication Announcement: A Critique of Autistic-Coded Rep in ‘Don’t Look Up’

Author Update, footnotes on a space opera, process

FOOTNOTES ON A SPACE OPERA: Cover Reveal And Preorder Link!

Here we are, just vibing in the apocalypse...and I hope to distract from the arguably grim national and international current events with some updates¬†regarding my upcoming short story publication, FOOTNOTES ON A SPACE OPERA! Cover Reveal! I have a finalized cover design!I was very intimidated by this aspect of the indie publication process. I couldn't find… Continue reading FOOTNOTES ON A SPACE OPERA: Cover Reveal And Preorder Link!

Author Update, footnotes on a space opera, Neurodiversity

Publication Announcement: FOOTNOTES ON A SPACE OPERA

I am publishing a story! "Footnotes on a Space Opera" is a humorous first encounter short story, written in a satirical academic voice (complete with footnotes), in which the alien species that lands on Earth is interested in only one thing: opera. Story Origin I wrote the first draft of this piece way back in… Continue reading Publication Announcement: FOOTNOTES ON A SPACE OPERA

Tutorials, writing life

HOW TO SUCCEED AT TWITTER PITCH PARTIES

THIS IS A LIST OF THINGS YOU SHOULD TOTALLY FOR REAL ABSOLUTELY DO IN ORDER TO GET A TON OF AGENT REQUESTS DURING TWITTER PITCH PARTIES. I'VE DONE MANY PITCH PARTIES OF VARIOUS SIZES AND RECEIVED AGENT REQUESTS. SO SERIOUSLY. DO ALL OF THESE THINGS. LIKE, ALL OF THEM. EXACTLY AS THEY'RE WRITTEN.* 1. Hang… Continue reading HOW TO SUCCEED AT TWITTER PITCH PARTIES