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A Dearth of Representation, with hopes and dreams.

Since completing my debut novel, which is presently in the hands of my publisher at Brainspired Publishing, I have already started work on the second installment of the Mary Dubois Thriller series. Now that I’ve had that first drink of the nectar which pours from the fountain of the Imaginarium in my mind, I understand that it flows freely and is only limited by what I’m willing to write, by what I dare write. Between stories, I have also started learning about the craft and how to reach out to… Read more A Dearth of Representation, with hopes and dreams.

This is how I fight. (quoting: Dharma Kelleher)

I came across a post from a sister thriller writer who says she writes as an act of activism in the face of anti-LGBTQ violence and anti-trans laws. I’m ad-libbing as these are not her exact words. However, I think she says, “This is why I write. This is how I fight.” Her words brought it home for me, not that I wasn’t aware of why I was doing what I’d been doing after my transition all those years ago, but because I was and am. The thing about Dharma… Read more This is how I fight. (quoting: Dharma Kelleher)

Trans Representation in Literature.

Trans literature is not new; it has been a subject for a long time through works such as Ovid’s Metamorphoses and Virginia Woolf’s Orlando. Then came the biographies and memoirs, Man into Woman by Lili Elbe, Kate Bornstein’s Gender Outlaw, Casey Plett’s A Safe Girl to Love, and many more that I could easily enumerate, but the list would be lengthy. Suffice it to say that there is representation in the world of literature, from biographies and memoirs to fiction and children’s books and scientific and sociological books written by… Read more Trans Representation in Literature.

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