Jul 15, 2020

I read a lovely review for Super Sick in which the writer commented that she had been reading books on chronic illness in search of an answer. My book, unsurprisingly, doesn’t provide one. Unfortunately, there isn’t an answer. At least, I don’t have one. That’s why it’s challenging and difficult and painful. That’s why it’s chronic. In…

Jun 5, 2020

It is a fitting time to rewatch Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s season four, episode 16, “Moo Moo.” The show has taken on social justice issues before, and this episode is just as thought-provoking as the rest. It makes me uncomfortable to watch, as it should. It’s a reminder that we need to sit in our discomfort and inform…

May 25, 2020

I’m always on the lookout for fiction featuring sick and disabled characters, especially when those characters are not defined by their conditions. I don’t see a lot of sick protagonists in fantasy, probably because many writers overlook the possibility that a disabled person can (and would) participate in a swash-buckling, magical adventure. Here is a…

May 11, 2020

Since I have several nieces, nephews, and godkids, obviously I use them as an excuse to read awesome picture books. Plus, I enjoy writing picture books, so I read a lot of them for *ahem* research. It’s not just because I think children’s stories are great. Absolutely not. Here are five of my favourites and,…

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A chronically ill, geeky writer’s thoughts. Topics include disability, sci-fi and fantasy books, video games, and other things I care about. Disclaimer: Not medical advice. Not a request for medical advice.

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