Conbust, NESW Convergence, and nearly collapsing in public.

I had hoped to have this in two separate blog posts, as I promised Dasha aka Russian Friend that I would type up a transcript of my LGBT Cultures Around the World panel from Conbust. But its April 16th and here we are. I'm still cursing capitalism for my tax payment, which is the highest … Continue reading Conbust, NESW Convergence, and nearly collapsing in public.

The Importance of “Nah Bro.”

Obvious statement the first: I am a millennial. Obvious statement the second: I am poor as fuck. Obvious statement the third: Saying no to things is the hardest thing there is. Second only to getting up for work at 4am. Every time you’re given the opportunity to do so something, you weigh out the risk … Continue reading The Importance of “Nah Bro.”

Vanity Hells, Media Crashes, and A Whole Lot Of Gay Werewolves; or How I became an editor

So, here’s a weird thing--I’ve been pessimistic probably since I could walk. (Realistic, thank you very much.) I knew the reality of wanting to be a Published Author from a very young age--don’t bank on bank. I was very well aware that I needed to have A Real Job to make ends meet, but at … Continue reading Vanity Hells, Media Crashes, and A Whole Lot Of Gay Werewolves; or How I became an editor

The Introvert’s Guide to Peopling: Five steps to a great convention for people who thrive in solitude

I love writing conventions. I love talking books, and the industry, and helping new writers find their niche so they can thrive. I don’t necessarily love crowds, or lots of noise, and my mental capacity for interacting with people has its limits. That’s the side-effects of being an introvert. The upside is, I recharge in … Continue reading The Introvert’s Guide to Peopling: Five steps to a great convention for people who thrive in solitude