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>Thoughts on censorship and freedom of speech. March 30, 2010

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“It was a shocking thing to say and I knew it was a shocking thing to say. But no one has the right to live without being shocked. No one has the right to spend their life without being offended. Nobody has to read this book. Nobody has to pick it up. Nobody has to open it. And if you open it and read it, you don’t have to like it. And if you read it and you dislike it, you don’t have to remain silent about it. You can write to me, you can complain about it, you can write to the publisher, you can write to the papers, you can write your own book. You can do all those things, but there your rights stop. No one has the right to stop me writing this book. No one has the right to stop it being published, or bought, or sold or read. That’s all I have to say on that subject.”

Philip Pullman, speaking on his new book The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ (Opens a Youtube video.)

>Important Point. March 29, 2010

Posted by Elizabeth Schechter in queer the census.
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>If you can be counted, then please, BE COUNTED!!!

>Exaltations… March 28, 2010

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Can’t say anything else, yet. But still…


>New cover art! March 26, 2010

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>The art for the cover of Apocalypse Sex was released today. The book itself will be out in the next week or two, and you can be sure I’ll post about it when the release happens!

The story that I have in this book is called Darkest Night. My first stab at hard sci-fi. I’m pretty pleased with it. (And I know that it isn’t at all likely, but I swear that the cover is Tariq and Moira!)

>Blame it on Cecilia… March 25, 2010

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>In chatting today with Cecilia Tan from Circlet Press, I made a comment about my imp of the perverse, who feeds me ideas for delightfully perverse stories, usually at the worst possible moments. And she told me that Imp of the Perverse should be the title of a book that I write someday…. or the title of a blog about my writing.

I can take a hint. Especially when she follows up that statement with the words (hint, hint!).

So, these are the new digs. I’m still working out the kinks, so there might be some tweaks now and again. And I’m working out mirrors, so this will show up in Dreamwidth and over on Livejournal eventually (I think I have the Dreamwidth bit fixed. LJ is being stubborn. Good old LJ!)

So, why do I need a blog about my writing? Well, because I’m a writer, to start with. I write delightfully perverse stories that make my sisters say “Shame on you, where’s my copy?!?” I write for Circlet, and I have four stories under my belt with them now. If you look that-a-way <—–, you’ll see the list. (I ‘m not actually going to say ‘go buy my stuff’, but if you click on the pictures, you’ll get to the e-commerce site where you can buy my stuff.) 

Oh, and if you’re reading this on the mirror sites, there is no that-a-way. Look here, and here.

I don’t just write short stories. There’s a pair of novels complete, and one day, I’ll see them in print. There’s another novel in the works, and the outlines for a bunch more. Someday, there will be enough hours in the day for me to get all these words out of my head and onto the screen. (That someday will probably be in the fall, when a certain small boy of my acquaintance starts school…)

That’s my other life. I’m a mom to a toddler, who is perfect in every way, and who is teaching himself to read. (And let me tell you, nothing puts a dampener on a hot and steamy scene quite like a small boy who loves Mommy’s computer. “Mommy, whachu writin’?” End mood, right there.)

So, that’s me in a nutshell. Naughty writer, mom, housewife, butcher, baker, candlestick maker. And now blogger. Just you watch me keep all the eggs in the air!