For the past year or so, I've made a dedicated effort to train for the zombie apocalypse get fit. I'm usually doing running, yoga, strength training, or some combination thereof. Since my husband and I can't afford gym memberships or personal trainers, we make do with Daily Burn, an exercise video subscription service. My fitness … Continue reading Exercise is a Privilege
Hello lovely people! This has been quite a year so far for me. From Under the Mountain was published, I went to three cons (with two more still to come), I took over as interim Marketing Director at REUTS, and came out as agender. And it's only just now September! I've been writing pretty steadily … Continue reading Project Updates and OH HEY, I have a newsletter!
It's been almost three weeks since I came out as agender, and it's been overall very awesome. My initial post got a lot of support, expected and unexpected, and I couldn't be more grateful to those friends and family for being so open. I don't know how often I'll do this kind of blog post, so … Continue reading Agender Update and FEELINGS
I came out as bisexual in...college, I think? It's murky, because I kissed girls in high school and I'm pretty sure I tried to come out to my parents, only to be told it was a phase; so in college, I snuck it into other conversations with some of my friends, often while we swooned … Continue reading The Third Coming [Out]
Hello friends! Next Wednesday, I'll be reading with several other queer Portland-local authors at a Pride Foundation salon/fundraiser hosted by Another Read Through. It's going to be a wonderful event celebrating queer stories of all kinds, and I hope you can make it. Several weeks ago, I painted a piece for the event with the … Continue reading Art Auction for the Pride Foundation!
A+ Ships is an irregular feature celebrating relationships in fiction between characters that fall along the asexual spectrum. For more information, see the A+ Ships FAQ. Our post today comes from Tabitha. This book sounds awesome and I look forward to checking it out. Thank you, Tabitha! Wes loves his life traveling the Pagan festival … Continue reading A+ Ships: Wes and Nash, MR. MARCH NAMES THE STARS
A+ Ships is an irregular feature celebrating relationships in fiction between characters that fall along the asexual spectrum. For more information, see the A+ Ships FAQ. Our post today comes from Eileen (see her blog here), writing about one of my favorite A+ Ships ever. Thank you, Eileen! I decided Sherlock Holmes was asexual well before … Continue reading A+ Ships Classic: Holmes and Watson
A+ Ships is a bi-weekly feature celebrating relationships in fiction between characters that fall along the asexual spectrum. For more information, see the A+ Ships FAQ. Book two in The Shadow Campaigns, the “epic fantasy of military might and magical conflict” (Library Journal) from the author of The Thousand Names… The King of the … Continue reading A+ Ships: Raesinia and Sothe, THE SHADOW THRONE
So, this time last week I wrote a post called Art is a Lie, Nothing is Real, about how I struggle with whether or not I count as an "artist," specifically in regard to my painting and drawing. I've been working for the last several months with watercolor. Despite its reputation for being difficult, I … Continue reading “Oh, Duh” Moments for a Fledgling Artist
Minor caveat: this post is a bit wandering, and for that I apologize; but I had some thoughts that I really wanted to share and discuss, because this is a hairy subject. I look forward to thoughtful input. - C Is it just me, or do some fantasy authors just take any opportunity to remind their … Continue reading Feminist Fantasy Means More Than a Kickass Female Protagonist