Reminder: Reading at Pandemonium Books TONIGHT! 7-9PM with COOKIES!

Quick reminder: I’m reading tonight at Pandemonium Books and Games in Cambridge, sometime between 7 and 9pm. There will be cookies from me and goodies from another author, so save some room after dinner for dessert!

i’m having trouble deciding what to read. Here are the selections I’m considering:

1. The first chapter of A Witch’s Kitchen
2. The mud fight chapter of A Witch’s Kitchen (always a crowd pleaser, but I’ve read it at Pandemonium before)
3. The bonus Cretacia story from the Kickstarter, which I don’t think I’ve ever read aloud
4. My short story “Weeds” from YEAG2017
5. My short story “My Mother the Ocean”, which will appear in YEAG2018

Which one would you like to hear? Please vote in the comments or on my Facebook page.

Raising Rebel Readers Giveaway!

RebelReadersPeople sometimes ask me why I chose such a small publisher for my debut novel. I could give a long, complex answer, but it would boil down to this: I support and believe in what they do. Dreaming Robot Press wants to inspire children, especially diverse children and girls, to become scientists and engineers, and they do it through science fiction and fantasy. Right now, when there are so many battlefronts, so much injustice in the world, this is how I choose to make positive change.

In keeping with their mission, Dreaming Robot Press has just announced that they’re giving away two books aimed especially at inspiring kids to be scientists: Goodnight Stories for Rebel Readers: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women and Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World.I encourage you to enter and be part of the change you want to see in the world.

All Books Read at the Broad Universe Rapid Fire Reading

I ran the Broad Universe Rapid Fire Reading yesterday, and it was a total blast! Fourteen members of Broad Universe read from their works and gave away prizes. What is Broad Universe, you ask? In a nutshell, it’s a non-profit organization of science fiction and fantasy writers who identify as female, as well as male-identified people who support female writers. We work together to sell our books at conventions and book festivals, organize readings such as last night’s RFR, and share information and advice.

Several people came up last night and asked for a complete list of the books and readers at the RFR. So here it is, to the best of my knowledge. Broads who were there, please correct me if I’m wrong.

Thanks to everyone who came to hear us read and to all my fellow Broads who tolerated my bumbling.