So, in addition to becoming a bestselling author for the first time in my life, I found out the day after the Hugo Awards winners were announced that I'd been long-listed for the Astounding Award for Best New Writer. Very chuffed about that. Thank you so much to everyone who voted for me. Congratulations to … Continue reading Hugo Awards and CoNZealand Fringe
Long time no see. Happy to say I've been busy and now I can talk about it. I've sold my short story 'The Bois', which made the 2017 recommended reading list for the Nebulas, to three markets. In my first translation sale ever, Spanish lovers of scifi will be able to read 'The Bois' in … Continue reading I Have Sold Things!
My Nebula recommended short, 'The Bois', is going to be in Rosarium Publishing's new Sunspot Jungle two-volume anthology! You can read the announcement here. I mean, did you see the names I'm going to be appearing alongside? DID YOU SEE? AND LOOK AT THIS COVER! I'm beyond flattered and excited to be included, and I'll … Continue reading The Sunspot Jungle Anthology Cometh!
This has been up since May and I had no idea my book was on such a great list. Seriously, the company I’m keeping is far above my station. It also happens to be a kick-ass list for fiction by and about people of colour.
My only quibble is the link to my book leads to someone else’s book instead of mine. You can find mine here, or you can just click the link right here on my blog. You know, if you still care and all, seeing as this was posted in May and we’re in November. But some of you have Christmas presents to get right? Well, here’s a list full of good options. Go have fun with it!
This past weekend in Washington DC, the Smithsonian’s historic Arts & Industries building was home to the most important gathering of artists you have ever seen. The CrossLines pop-up culture lab on intersectionality brought together over 40 artists and scholars to explore race, gender, class, sexuality, religion, disability, etc.
I was fortunate enough to be invited and helped organize a Reading Lounge and live podcasts — while artist Matt Huynh painted a mural in real time the entire weekend. One of the questions I got asked the most was about the books we included, so after the jump you can find a complete list of books we had in the Lounge!
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It's been a while. Hope you guys behaved yourselves while I was gone. Just a bit of news for those wondering what's been happening since I last dropped by. I signed up for NaNoWriMo for only the second time in my life because I love deadlines and I really want to get this second book … Continue reading NaNoWriMo And Piracity, Arrgh!
Today's day three of the 3 Day Quote Challenge. We made it all the way to the last day, guys! Thanks again to Erin Burns for nominating me. Go read her blog. You won't regret it. You can find out about the rules in my first post here. And are today's quotes. That's right...in honour of this … Continue reading 3 Day Quote Challenge…And There They Go, Over The Finish Line!
Been following this awesome Twitter account called Medievalpoc for a while now. The writer does amazing and important work identifying people of colour in European art history, especially during medieval times. (Source: http://medievalpoc.tumblr.com/) A lot of people have studied history and art and not been taught just how integrated the world was, and continues to be (do yourself a … Continue reading Yes, Virginia, There Are People Of Colour In Your European Past
Earlier this year, Barnes and Noble did a great article featuring 7 speculative fiction books that feature strong female characters. Is it exhaustive? By no means. But it has a nice mix of modern and classic and also had the good sense to include the queen of Caribbean speculative fiction, Nalo Hopkinson. Seriously, if you … Continue reading A Few Good Women…
There's a cool article in the Guardian today for anyone looking for links so they can start reading scifi that isn't default American/English. Scifi from all corners of the globe has always been around, but recently some of those works have been hitting the mainstream, culminating in this year's Hugo Awards, where the Chinese novel, The Three-Body … Continue reading SciFi From Around The World
Sorry I was off for a while. Wasn't feeling too well. Better now and hoping to get back on schedule with everything. The New York Times ran a great piece by Stephen King on prolific writers, which you might have already read. Like him, I think every writer has their own process and their own … Continue reading Stephen King On Stephen King