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In Praise of Kick Ass Heroines: Haywire and the Believable Ass-Kicking Woman

Posted on Jan 23, 2012 in Blog, Feminism, Gender, Reviews | 4 comments

How to create a credible heroine, in three easy steps: 1) Give her muscles. 2) Give her a combat background. 3) Give her sensible shoes. Tonight, my sweetie and I saw Haywire. I knew I’d like it, because I have a soft spot for female vigilantes, but I wasn’t aware of how deliciously insidious the film would be. On the way home, my sweetie asked how I could reconcile my feminism with loving a character that needed to ascribe to male ideals of power in order to be considered...

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Awards, Interviews & News

Posted on Nov 17, 2011 in Blog, Events, Feminism, Gender, LGBTQ, News, Publishing, Writing | Comments Off on Awards, Interviews & News

I’m happy to be home and furiously at work on the sequel to Lunatic Fringe.  I’m about eighty pages in and the book is looking *great* if I do say so myself. I learned so much from writing Lunatic Fringe, and I’m excited to use my new skills in the sequel. I’m ramping up the sex, action, patter and poetry that everyone seemed to like in the first book, while moving at a much quicker pace and holding nothing back.   My plan is to have Hungry Ghost out by February of...

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The Tyranny of “I Don’t Get It”

Posted on Nov 11, 2011 in Blog, Feminism, Gender, LGBTQ, Literature, Reviews, Writing | 1 comment

Since my novel came out at the start of October, I’ve been getting a lot of feedback.  It’s mixed, as is often the case with art, and I consider myself blessed to not only have people engaging with my work in a way that challenges & entertains them, but in a way that arouses strong opinions.  I feel doubly blessed when readers feel comfortable sharing their opinions with others.  This is, after all, how my book will spread, from all reviews and comments, positive and...

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This Review Made Me Cry

Posted on Oct 17, 2011 in Blog, Feminism, Publishing, Reviews, Writing | Comments Off on This Review Made Me Cry

But maybe just cause I’m a softy.  Or maybe because it’s an insane feeling to have people you love and respect love and respect your work.  Either way, it feels so good. Check out the always amazing kd diamond’s review of Lunatic Fringe. (And then check out her work here: Book Review of Allison Moon’s “Lunatic Fringe” from katie diamond on...

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Self Publishing As a Feminist Act

Posted on Oct 7, 2011 in Blog, Feminism, Gender, Publishing, Writing | Comments Off on Self Publishing As a Feminist Act

I swung by Her Circle Ezine, a beautiful and fascinating blog full of righteous lady-writers to offer up a guest post.  It’s featured throughout October, so stop by and leave a comment or two!   Writing my first novel was the most empowering experience of my life. I discovered new reserves of self-confidence, strength, and grace. It made me want to be a career author. Even the long slog of editing and refining felt extraordinary—even as it was painful. Everything that came...

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The Feminine Wild: Guest Post at Speculative Salon

Posted on Oct 5, 2011 in Blog, Feminism, Gender, Sexuality, Writing | Comments Off on The Feminine Wild: Guest Post at Speculative Salon

I swung by Speculative Salon to offer a guest post called The Feminine Wild. Go show them some love!   Never forget you are an animal. I had to remind myself of this fact many times as I wrote my novel Lunatic Fringe, just as I have to remember it in my day-to-day life as a human woman wandering the world. Society is geared towards removing us from our animal instincts. Particularly for women, who are daily told that we shouldn’t have body hair, sweat or smell bad, swear, be violent,...

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