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Or not. I think that Dreamwidth is actually getting worse at handling images and it's quite frustrating. At any rate, I'll link directly when it's up for preorder (going up this weekend, available nearly next week). In the meantime, here's the shiny cover for Wireless and More Steam-Powered Adventures by Alex Acks, coming from Queen of Swords Press on 4/15!

In other news, I'm up at Nerds of a Feather today with a "6 Books" interview! I give shout outs to some favs, old and new, and make a confession about what I can't reread any more.

On March deadline insanity: 3 story pitches out and a story draft done so far. And I've persuaded The Loft to let Michael Merriam and I do a reading from Scourge at their new lit festival, Wordplay. Basking in accomplishment, preparing to be snowed in and working all weekend.

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 I've got a new author interview up at greydogtales blog! This is part of a series that the British horror review site Gingernuts of Horror is running to celebrate LGBTQ horror creators throughout January so stay tuned for more interviews, fiction, etc. on greydogtales and Gingernuts.
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 Book reviewer extraordinaire Paul Weimer interviewed me about editing Scourge of the Seas of Time (and Space) for the Skiffy and Fanty Blog.
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 This is pretty cool. Rachel Gold and I are interviewed in the St. Cloud Times  by reporter Stephanie Dickrell for our upcoming reading and talk at the Great Regional Library in St. Cloud (this Friday, 9/14!). The headline is the best: "Menopausal werewolves and transgender teens." :-D
I think she did a good job capturing our particular schtick.

Reminder: Library reading and talk on 9/14
Pride in the Park: Saturday, 9/15. Buy some books and get them signed!
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Last week was action-packed! Day job has an "informed citizenry" program in which they send us to the MN State Capitol to take a tour, meet with lobbyists (theirs), state senators and reps (theirs), go to committee meetings and  such. I availed myself of the opportunity, seeing as this is stuff I should know more about and it it was pretty interesting. I haven't toured the Capitol since the remodel and it is quite gorgeous. And somehow, I had missed the memo that Burnsville (southern suburb) had elected a lesbian/queer woman as one of their state reps and she was leading a sit-in against gun violence. The rotunda was full of Moms Demand Action protestors and the rep was taking pictures and giving interviews so it was pretty exciting. Anyway, will be back and need to start committing to lobby days upon occasion.

Thursday was volunteering at Buster's on 28th for Dining Out for Life, a nationwide benefit for local AIDS organizations. The local one benefits the Aliveness Project which provides free hot meals, a food bank, case management, medical support, a community garden and other services. We ate out for breakfast, then I volunteered for the lunch shift (which was quite slow), then called it a day. Things may have been slow at Buster's (which is a nice pub with good food and nice people and you should eat there if you are in south Minneapolis), but I gather they were hopping elsewhere. Waiting to find out if Aliveness made their funding goals now.

I've got a new interview up about my publishing adventures at Queen of Swords Press as well as my writing career at Shelfies on the Underground Book Reviews site. More coming soon.

Also, hey, finished a book in the sense of doing the last rewrite (awaiting copy edits now) and starting the publishing process. Medusa's Touch by Emily L. Byrne will be releasing from Queen of Swords Press on 5/20/18, just in time for this year's Pride StoryBundle and other fun. Book Designer Terry Roy did a spiffy job on the cover, despite being on her way into knee surgery What's it about? It's a sexy lesbian science fiction romance, set in the far future. More news coming soon!

"Betrayal, desire and danger: how did a simple side job go so wrong? Medusa Pilot TiCara X273 is in over her implants and she’s going to need all the help she can get from the lovely Sherin Khan…if she can learn to trust her."

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I'm hosting a chat on Queer Horror today on my Facebook page as part of Lounge Books' Virtual Horror Lounge. Stop by at 2PM CST or thereafter and join in the fun! Lounge Books also interviewed me for the occasion - happy Halloween!
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I need to do a con writeup for Worldcon 75 (it was swell) and a trip writeup (it was mostly good) but am still massively jetlagged and wrangling the aftereffects of a horrible migraine yesterday. Blergh.
But I still have updatey things!

Followup from Worldcon panels:
Older Women in Speculative Fiction: Catherine's book and story list of older women as protagonists in science fiction, fantasy and horror. Sidsel Pedersen had turned it into a Goodreads list that you can add to or use to build a reading list of your own. Catherine has a shorter Goodreads list of her reviews of some of the books in the bibliography.

LGBTQ Science Fiction Goes Worldwide -
Catherine's original history of LGBTQ speculative fiction posts here now here. Her updated versions which include more horror and are longer are being posted on a monthly basis on Queer Sci-Fi and her list of speculative fiction with queer female protagonists cane be found here. The Gaylactic Spectrum Awards have a reading list of early works here (see also the award lists) and LGBTQ Reads for more recent works.

Podcasts - I had a two part interview up at author Heather Rose Jones' Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast. Part 1 and Part 2. Part 1 is my work and Part 2 is book recommendations.

More soon!

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 Author Christopher Rose interviewed me about Queen of Swords Press, where we've been and what's next on Curiousful.


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