I hope to see you all at one of these events! 11/5: after-words bookstore, Chicago, IL Tickets Tuesday, November 5, 2019 – 6:00pm after-words bookstore 23 East Illinois Street Chicago, IL 60611 11/6: Women & Children First, Chicago, IL With A. D’Amico, in conversation with Jamie Nesbitt Golden More information Wednesday, November 6,Continue reading “Amazons, Abolitionists and Activists GOES ON TOUR!!!”
Preorders are open, it will be out on the 25th of February 2020 and I cannot believe that this day is so close! I will be reading an excerpt this Friday August 2 at the The Lit Show in Aurora! Hope to see some of you there!
My first original graphic novel is coming out this fall! It’s a nonfiction history of the fight for women’s rights across the globe and down through the ages. You can order it here. And you might notice something else on that page coming out next February. A. D’Amico is an amazing illustrator, our colorist Sha
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So I’ve been ranting a bit about diversity in Wonder Woman (okay a lot) & I could pretend that this was the only time. But I did the same with Agent Carter. Because canon in comics is actually more diverse than what makes it to the screen. And when it comes to comics (or anyContinue reading “Fiction, Research, Reality, More Research”
Early Wiscon was actually pretty traumatic for me. I almost left and never went back. But I had friends involved and I didn’t want to abandon them. Plus I hate being told what I can and cannot do by people who clearly don’t think I’m human. I’m a brawler not a fighter (there’s a difference),Continue reading “WisCon…is complicated”
I’m teaching two writing classes next month! One non-fiction and one fiction. This is my first time doing online classes solo so get in while the tickets are cheap! 15 slots available in each class. I don’t know how often I’ll be offering them in the future, but I do know this is the onlyContinue reading “Writing class announcement!”
I could write something witty & introspective about the fact that Odyssey Con is shooting itself in the foot. But a guy who spent our first interaction staring at my breasts is being defended by a racist sexist jackhole who verbally abused me & other WOC until he was forced to stop & really allContinue reading “#OddCon or You get a harasser! And you get a harasser! And you!”
First, state your credentials. It’s okay to be a woman, but not a black woman. Their lived experiences are immaterial and can be dismissed as merely anecdotal. Make it clear that you are not racist or sexist, you are merely concerned about their plight. What plight? Well, pick one. Or several. Marriage, children, lackContinue reading “How To Write About Black Women”
This was inspired in part by Justine’s post on writing protagonists of color when you’re white. I’m going to frame this all from the perspective of a Black American sensitivity reader because well…that’s what I am. Speaking for myself and all of that jazz. Most of the projects I see suffer from the relatively minorContinue reading “Listening 101 or What Happens When Your Sensitivity Reader Tells You The Book is Hot Garbage”