Dublin WorldCon just sent along my finalized panel schedule, so if you have a chance to attend WorldCon this year, you can find me at the following panels:
Making the asexual textual
Format: Panel15 Aug 2019, Thursday 21:00 – 21:50, Wicklow Hall-1 (CCD)
In the past, many asexual and/or aromantic characters in science fiction and fantasy stories have not been overtly identified this way. Should writers be more explicit in stating asexual and aromantic characters’ identity? How do asexuality and aromanticness shape and change the way characters and their relationships with others are perceived or written?
Wendy Metcalfe, Darcie Little Badger (M), Dr Edmund Schluessel (International School of Helsinki), Jasmine Gower
Gender and the writer
Format: Panel17 Aug 2019, Saturday 17:00 – 17:50, Wicklow Room-1 (CCD)
Gender defines and redefines how we think about ourselves, each other, and our characters. Our panel delves into the topic of gender, looking past the basics of diversity to examine the issues important to trans, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming creators and readers.
Dr. J.S. Fields Ph.D., Vanessa Rose Phin (Strange Horizons), Dr Nick Hubble (Brunel University London) (M), Jasmine Gower, BE Allatt
You’ll also be able to find me at the Angry Robot table signing books at the following dates/times:
- Friday, August 16 at 1:00-1:30 PM
- Sunday, August 18 at 1:00-1:30 PM
I did get bookplates, so if you’ be at WorldCon and already have a copy of Moonshine that you want a signature for but don’t want to bring it to the convention, I’ve got you covered. I’ll also have some bookmarks up for grabs 🙂
Sad publication news here today: as some of you may have heard already, Less Than Three Press is closing its doors after ten years of publishing queer romance. It’s tragic to see this treasure trove of great queer romances go away, and, of course, this will also have an impact on my stories that were published through them.
The rights to For All the Gold in the Vault and A Study of Fiber and Demons have been reverted to me effective July 13, 2019, but Less Than Three Press will still be working to de-list books through July 31, so you may have a chance to grab them off vendors like Amazon or Kobo before the end of the month (no guarantees, though). However, once my novellas are removed from the LT3 site and third party vendors, they will be out of print, at least temporarily.
I would like to keep these works in print, of course. They don’t bring in much revenue for me, but they were both a lot of fun to write and I’m especially proud of A Study of Fiber and Demons, which is not yet even 2 years in print. LT3 was generous enough to grant me continued use of the covers and the master files for both these novellas, but in order to put these back in print, I will still need to consider the matter of distribution. I’m checking in with my agent now to get some feedback from her about how to move forward with that, but I’m not opposed to self-publishing them if that’s the best option available. I’m hoping that I will have a plan put together for how to ensure these novellas remain available sometime before I leave for WorldCon. I’ll update again here once I have a more solid plan in place, but if you are worried about not having a chance to grab these titles any time soon, they are still up for purchase on the LT3 site as of this posting.
In the meantime, thank you to Less Than Three Press for all the great work you’ve done over the past 10 years. Your contributions to queer romance will be greatly missed.
I am overdue for an update but I’ve spent so much of my writing energy lately that I decided to record an update rather than type one out. (Joke’s on me, I still had to type out the captions on the video.) Anyway, check out the video below for news about my current writing projects, my WorldCon plans, and oh yeah, did I mention I have a master’s degree now?