Recommended Reading: Dream Country by Shannon Gibney

I first met Shannon Gibney this summer when I took my sibling to Shannon's talk about representation in stories. Due to the other people present, it wasn't quite what was expected, but Shannon was wonderful and we got copies of See No Color and A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota, which I … Continue reading Recommended Reading: Dream Country by Shannon Gibney

Teaching at The Loft this Fall: Through the Looking Glass: Write & Revise a Story in 6 Weeks

Find the complete listing and sign up on The Loft's website. Through the Looking Glass: Write & Revise a Story in 6 Weeks Date: 9/19/18 – 10/24/18 Location: Open Book-Loft Classroom Day of the Week: Wednesday Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm Ages: Adult Class Level: Open to All Levels Genre: Fiction Pricing: • Regular: $210.00 … Continue reading Teaching at The Loft this Fall: Through the Looking Glass: Write & Revise a Story in 6 Weeks

Recommended Reading: Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor

Just look at that cover! Two years ago, I started searching harder for books I knew must exist, but that I hadn't been told to read. Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor did exactly what I was craving at the time: put humans and the rest of nature on equal footing. I cried reading the first chapters; … Continue reading Recommended Reading: Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor

Recommended Reading: The Core of the Sun by Johanna Sinisalo

So what if all the unspoken rules and expectations for women under patriarchy were instead codified into law? That's the world Johanna Sinisalo imagined in The Core of the Sun, and I was completely blown away by this novel. I felt like it described exactly the world I was born into and must navigate. I … Continue reading Recommended Reading: The Core of the Sun by Johanna Sinisalo

New Story in Paper Darts Volume 7. Pre-order now!

I have a love love love love love relationship with Paper Darts. I love the art and prose they publish and their awesome website and awesome print issues, and they love my prose (yes, each of those "loves" was a link to a different piece of mine). Volume 7 has one of my newest stories … Continue reading New Story in Paper Darts Volume 7. Pre-order now!

Recommended Reading: Kingdom of Women by Rosalie Morales Kearns

I'm usually late to the party on new books, but hey, Kingdom of Women by Rosalie Morales Kearns just came out a few months ago, so you can read it and be fashionably late to the party, and what a party it is! People are HUNGRY for this novel, some of us were starving for … Continue reading Recommended Reading: Kingdom of Women by Rosalie Morales Kearns

Recommended Reading: So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction & Fantasy

So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction & Fantasy edited by Nalo Hopkinson and Uppinder Mehan was the sweetest well of water when I was dying of thirst in the desert. I went looking for this book and others like it, and when I got it from super inter-library loan, I was blown away. I … Continue reading Recommended Reading: So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction & Fantasy

Recommended Reading: Erasure by Percival Everett

I've been thinking A LOT about Erasure by Percival Everett lately. Everything is so complicated, and so much is lost when people don't educate themselves about the big picture. It's great that some publishers and editors are actively seeking diverse voices. It's awful when they start telling writers that they need to be MORE X, … Continue reading Recommended Reading: Erasure by Percival Everett

Recommended Reading: The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

N.K. Jemisin is currently my favorite author. Hands down. After the awful 2016 election with all its attendant harms and the visibility of so many incorrect, aching, angry people, I had to ask myself about the stories we tell. The stories we tell either open up possibilities, or shut them down. They tell us what … Continue reading Recommended Reading: The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

I’m Teaching at The Loft this Fall

I'm teaching this half-day class at The Loft on October 28th for anyone interested in dark/weird/horror fiction. I personally engage in darkness to find the light, but the course takes a broad view of what horror is, what it's for, and how it can be done. More Information at The Loft website. Something Wicked This … Continue reading I’m Teaching at The Loft this Fall