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Writing While Ableist

So I am about to do something I’ve never seen a mainstream author do before, which is to criticize my own work for negative discourse. You might be wondering, “What the hell does that even mean?” since “discourse” is defined … Continue reading

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A Goat Named Chorny

A brief warning that there are some racist terms ahead. Readers sensitive to racial slurs might want to skip this post. Thanks.             I have been doing some very haphazard research for my current work … Continue reading

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When I Am Reading a Book and Turn into Satan

On September 10, 2016, after the awards banquet for the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Gold Conference, I bought a pile of books from some of the local authors hosting tables at the book sale that night.       … Continue reading

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I Went to a Fractious Town Hall, and So Did Princess Sparkles

Friday, April 7 ended up being a day of living my social activist values. I was invited to give a short presentation to a sociology class at Fort Lewis College about my work organizing the Standing on the Side of … Continue reading

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Polyamory, Ableism, and Author Failures: More Thoughts on the Writing Life

I read the international bestselling novel The Little Paris Bookshop for book club in April. By the time I finished, I was really glad a hardback copy of the novel had been gifted to me, and I didn’t spend any … Continue reading

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When the Moon People Save Your Butt from the Patriarchy

          So I finally watched the 2013 animated film The Tale of Princess Kaguya this week. I’ve been wanting to see this movie for so long, I’ve almost bought a copy of the DVD several times … Continue reading

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Cardboard Creations, Super Funny New Videos, and Other Important Happenings in My World

My friend Michael Carson, who writes under the author name M.A. Carson, has been updating his website — and the work he has done is AWESOME!! Some of you may remember seeing Michael’s picture in a blog post I wrote … Continue reading

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My Toaster Thinks I Am Satan, and Other Important News in My Life

In October 2016, I started a new novel, one I thought would be a standard murder mystery. A contemporary, real-life kind of book. But in the very first chapter, the story morphed out of control, and became a ghost story … Continue reading

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A House on Fire, Sometimes Life Is Too Too Scary

On Monday, March 6, 2017, I had a book club meeting at 6:00 p.m. I belong to a book club called Women Reading Women, in which we select books penned by female authors to discuss. For the month of March, … Continue reading

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Hearts in Jars, and a Lion Named Fluffy

When I was little, I lived in a small house on 700 South Broadway, at the end of a long street of houses, on the edge of a hill overlooking a valley of train tracks. On the steepest side of … Continue reading

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