Shopping at Premme makes me feel things.

Emotion When the second Beth Ditto for Evans collection launched, I was ready. I had a little bit of money I’d specifically budgeted for the international purchase, my alarm was set, and I was chatting online with other fat people who were also waiting to shop. It was weirdly electric, and even then as I sat on my couch in …

When I get dressed, it’s political.

Deja vu Maybe it’s a natural part of turning 40 to look back on being 20; the days since my birthday have felt like a long series of moments full of deja vu. When Marilyn Manson released a new single, the idea that I had woken up in some weird Groundhog Day AU of 1997 struck me and I laughed …

Fuckability (Or: Three Steps To Feeling Desirable)

Over on Captain Awkward’s blog there was recently a question: #968 “How can I stop fat-shaming myself and enjoy my life?” This question specifically addressed the topic of fuckability. This is because, I think, it’s super common for that to be a great big hurdle even for people who’ve been involved in fat acceptance for a long time. Even when we …

Newsletter – You Should Sign Up!

I gave it a lot of thought before I decided to put together a newsletter. I don’t want to pester people! And I’m pretty accessible via the Twitters and the Instagrams. Heck, I’m even on Snapchat, though the learning curve on that one is taking a minute. But what I realized is that a newsletter is going to let me …

Reading: The Brotherhood of the Wheel

A few months ago, I attended Shore Leave, which is a super fun, fan-run sci-fi convention close to Baltimore, MD. (And I’ll write up my experiences there – good and bad – real soon.) While I was there, an editor from Tor mentioned a recently launched series by R.S. Belcher – the first book was called “The Brotherhood of the …

The cover of a novel, mostly red, with a distressed photo of a woman and two children, one a boy and one a girl, with some spatters of blood decorating the image

Pre-Order Dust Bath Revival Now!

It’s Dust Bath Revival pre-order time! Dust Bath Revival is my new novel and now it’s available for pre-order. I’m leading with that because pre-order sales are super important for new novelists and, honestly, I’d really appreciate it if all of you – and all of your friends – would pre-order this novel. Maybe you’re wondering why you should, though …

Writing Playlist – July 8, 2016

This week’s writing playlist is a bit of a throwback for me. Did you ever watch that show, Carnivàle? It ran on HBO for a couple of seasons between 2003 and 2005.  The story had two tracks: a traveling circus, with all its characters, and a preacher, with all of his town and congregation. The backdrop? The Dust Bowl as …

Handwriting practice is writing practice.

You know who had beautiful handwriting? Prince. I’m serious – check out all of the examples of notes that he sent to people. A lot of them popped up immediately after he died. Even Suzanne Vega posted one. His handwriting was gorgeous. Now, I’m not saying that Prince’s handwriting has inspired me to work on my own handwriting. Mostly because …