Mar 20, 2020

Since it’s a time to watch Netflix, play video games, read books, and otherwise distract ourselves from the world’s terrors, I thought it would be fun to do some blog posts about the books I return to again and again. Here are ten books I would bring to the apocalypse (or to a desert island,…

Feb 13, 2020

I am an advocate for including characters with illnesses and disabilities in your fiction, including heroes, side characters, and villains. But be careful when your villain has a disability, as there are some tired, harmful tropes associated with these characters and it’s best to avoid them. Here are some tips on what to consider. Avoid…

Feb 3, 2020

The grocery store clerk casually asks me, “How are you?” as he rings up my items — spoils of war, really, because getting dressed, driving to the store, and picking up what I need for next week’s meals requires a Herculean effort. It’s such a small errand, but it takes a lot out of someone…

Jan 16, 2020

When I saw the trailer for “Morbius,” Sony’s upcoming film about a doctor turned pseudo-vampire, I wasn’t expecting another blow to people with disabilities and illnesses. If I had been familiar with the Marvel comics character, Michael Morbius, I would have known better. The trailer suggests the movie is sticking pretty close to the original…

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Days in the life of a chronically ill writer. Posts extremely likely to include thoughts on disability, sci-fi, fantasy, and video games. Put on your nerd hat, folks.

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