There's been a lot of talk about privilege in our society lately. Whether it's abled vs disabled, rich vs poor, etc. it's undeniable certain groups of people have access to things others do not. A few months ago, I stumbled onto a conversation between several very famous authors on Twitter. No I won't name anyone, … Continue reading Privilege in the Writing Community
It's been 30 years since the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) became law in the US. Since then, some things have changed, but too many things remain the same. I was five years old when the ADA passed. I remember my first thought was, "Does this mean I'm going to get to see what the … Continue reading It’s Been 30 Years. Where’s the Inclusivity?
It's been almost three weeks since I've written on any of the books I'm currently working on. In fact, these words are the first I've written since June 25th. One of the things I struggle with most in my little corner of public life is the balance between being authentic and being too much for … Continue reading Authenticity
It's been a minute since I sat down to write a blog. Things have been happening quickly lately and it's been a little overwhelming if I'm honest. I currently have four, yes four, books in production. The Showdown is complete and in the hands of my narrator. It is set for release on August 15th. … Continue reading Busy, Busy, Busy
I've recently become active in the author community on Twitter and every time I talk about my audiobook (which was completed on the same day I'm writing this post!) the response I get is either audiobooks are too expensive to make or not important. Both of those assumptions are wrong. Here's why: My audiobook was … Continue reading So You Think You Can’t Afford to Make An Audiobook (Or That It’s Not Important)
One of the things that has gotten a lot of disability advocates angry over the last several years is the way disabled people are portrayed in the media. Be it on tv, in movies, and in writing. Last year, I read a book series I really began to love. I won't name it, but it's … Continue reading Disability Language in Writing
The first six chapters of book 2 are completed now and I think it's time to let you all in on the title. It's called The Showdown and oh my god is it different than The Beginning. This book is so much darker, the Aria of The Beginning is nowhere to be found in this … Continue reading Book 2 Has A Title!
I'm 14k words deep into writing book 2 now, the process is so different than writing The Beginning was. When I wrote The Beginning I just wrote and wrote and wrote. There wasn't anything else I had to focus on so I was able to finish it in about three months. I'm working on promoting … Continue reading Balance (A Book Update)
My last post likely ruffled a lot of feathers and I have to admit that was the point. I've spent my entire life stuck in the middle between the ableds and the disableds; never abled enough for the ableds and never disabled enough for the disableds. When I started working on my book, the divide … Continue reading Ways In Which We Relate to Our Characters
I keep seeing people say, "we're all in this together," any time COVID-19 is brought up. But, that's a lie. Why? Because while you're chanting, "we're all in this together," people like me are being left to die because there aren't enough hospital beds and ventilators, hospitals are having to decide who lives and who … Continue reading We’re All In This Together, Right?