Blog Series

Gender-Swapped Fairy Tales

A new series on my blog, posted on a Friday (usually the first one) of every month. Classic fairy tales are often sexist and ableist (see my post here on fairy tales and disability). I thought it would be a fun exercise to swap genders around and change up some problematic themes. Enjoy them by yourself or with your kids!

  • Briar Ambrose (Retelling of “Briar Rose” by Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm) | Posted Apr 8, 2022

Book Reviews

I read a lot of fantasy and science fiction, so I’ve started posting about the books I love. I don’t accept review copies from authors, but if you want to recommend a title, feel free to tweet it to me. I prioritize recently-published or upcoming books by POC, disabled, neurodiverse, LGBTQ+, and female authors.

  • Dread Nation by Justina Ireland | Adult Fantasy | Released Apr 3, 2018
  • The Gatekeeper’s Staff by Antoine Bandele | Middle Grade Fantasy | Released May 25, 2021
  • The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna | Young Adult Fantasy | Released Feb 9, 2021
  • Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao | Young Adult Science Fiction | Released Sep 21, 2021
  • The Namer of Spirits by Todd Mitchell | Middle Grade Fantasy | Released Oct 5, 2021
  • The Past is Red by Catherynne M. Valente | Adult Science Fiction | Released Jul 20, 2021
  • Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson | Young Adult Fantasy | Released Oct 5, 2021

Marveling at the Enneagram to Write Dynamic Characters

The Enneagram is a useful tool for character creation! In this blog series over at Mythos & Ink, I analyze some MCU favourites to demonstrate how the personality system can be used to write dynamic characters. You can also get an updated version of this entire blog series as an ebook here.