Dec 21, 2020

Diversity matters! We’re finally seeing more books being written by and about disabled people. This list includes ten books, published this year, by authors with disabilities, chronic illnesses, or mental illnesses. I love seeing reviews by regular readers, so I’ve included a review from Goodreads for each book and links if you want to support…

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,…

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,…

About the Blog

Allison Alexander is the author of Super Sick: Making Peace with Chronic Illness, the Editorial Director at Mythos & Ink publishing, and a co-host of the Wayfarer’s Guide to Worldbuilding podcast. She regularly writes about how disability is represented in fiction and reviews sci-fi and fantasy books.

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