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Yes, You Can Say No to Your Editor(s)

So there’s been much hand-wringing lately in internet writing circles about getting experts in a particular lived experience to read your novel looking for ways you may have gotten said lived experience wrong. When we’re talking about someone checking your science fiction novel for math and physics mistakes, we call this an “expert” reader, but […]

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Book Launch: THE STARS ARE LEGION

Hey hey it’s the standalone space opera with gooey organic worldships and warring matriarchies you’ve all been waiting! The Stars are Legion is out today in the US and UK/Commonwealth. Amazon Barnes and Noble Indiebound Powell’s But don’t take my word for all this awesome! Here’s what people are saying: “Grabs you like a gravity […]

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Books I’ve Pre-Ordered (& You Should Too)

The world is a shitshow, my friends, and we have lots of work to do (5calls.org can get you started). But all work and no escape will burn us out, and we’re on a long road. So let’s talk books. Pre-ordering books is always great, but now it’s even better, as when you pre-order you […]

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Writing Income: What I Made in 2016

Hello, folks! It’s that time of year again, when I say: don’t quit your day job! Below is a breakdown of how much money I made writing in 2016. This is a very ROUGH estimation (take note, IRS!) which I’ll be finalizing here soon, but this is fairly comprehensive. Note that this does NOT include […]

Let’s Talk About Writing and Disappointment

There was a huge amount of buzz around the release of The Geek Feminist Revolution last year. More buzz than I’d seen for any book I’d ever written. People were telling me on Twitter that they’d bought three or four copies and were making all their friends read it. I heard from booksellers that the […]

2016: Awards Eligibility AKA What I Wrote This Year

Like many of you, I opened up my awards ballots for this year and promptly forget everything I’d read in 2016, and everything I’d written. To assist you all (and me) in remembering what I wrote in 2016, here’s the roundup: Best Series In a shocking twist, File 770 says the Bel Dame Apocrypha/God’s War […]

Christmas 2016 & Ruminations on the Future

I love Christmas. It’s my favorite holiday. I start listening to Christmas music in October. I decorate the house, whenever possible, the day after Thanksgiving (and only that late because my spouse insisted many years ago: No Decorations Until After Thanksgiving, which is fair). We like to get the tree the first week of December, […]

Apocalypse Nation: Nowhere to Run

I once watched an episode of Doomsday Preppers in which the Preppers included two women who had type 1 diabetes. They talked about how they would keep their insulin cool in bags in streams. They never once addressed the fact that if society collapsed, even a stockpile of insulin wouldn’t be good for more than […]

I Rebel

My grandmother was born and raised in Nancy, France. Germany invaded parts of northern and western France in May of 1940. This included my grandmother’s hometown of Nancy. Over the next four years, she would live under a nationalistic and antisemitic puppet government, the Vichy regime, which openly collaborated with the Germans. My great-grandfather, her father, was […]

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Epilogue: My Wish for You

This is excerpted from the epilogue to The Geek Feminist Revolution.  My gift to you today: —— My goal is to change the world. Change it into what, though? Into a better place, I’d hope. Into a place where we don’t have to fight as hard to be heard. Into a place where we have not equal opportunities, but […]