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Whenever I ask the question “How shall I live?” I always look to literature for the answer. But this time the answer came in a dream. The dream took place in an auditorium, an old one, like the Century movie … Continue reading
Pride StoryBundle 2022 is No Longer Available Betsy Miller, Thinking Ink Press Thanks, Cat, for having me as a guest on your blog. It’s great to have the opportunity to share the news. The Pride StoryBundle includes a wonderful variety … Continue reading
Part Three The recipes in The Wizardry of Jewish Women are Jewish food, but not as most people know it. In the novel, two sisters (Judith and Belinda) are sent boxes that were stored in a garage for two generations. One box is full of culinary recipes from … Continue reading
Part Two I have ten published novels. I’ll talk about just five today. Even five is too many, however, Judaism slips quietly into five, so I’m introducing five of my novels today. There are two novels I couldn’t write without being Jewish Australian. I’ll save those … Continue reading
This essay has three parts. The first tells you about who I am and why I find ways to put Jews and Judaism in my fiction. The second tells you about my novels and the Jewishness of them. The third … Continue reading
I’m a city person (despite the occasional dream of country solitude), and a crucial part of the worldbuilding for my Marek series of fantasy novels has been the city of Marek itself. It’s been a lot of fun to create. … Continue reading
A few years ago, I decided to try writing a fantasy book as a web serial. It was a project I came to for a lot of reasons, but one of the keys was that I wanted to have a … Continue reading
Do you like getting high sometimes? Do you like writing? Have you always suspected that these two activities would go really well together but didn’t know how? Well, here’s how. I’m going to share my favorite buds to write with … Continue reading
When I first began working on a story about women who turned into werewolves as they entered menopause way back in 2009 or so, there was not a whole lot of representation of middle-aged and older women to be found in science fiction, fantasy, or horror. I mean, there were the evil middle-aged queens with talking mirrors, out to poison their younger, prettier rivals and the ancient witches who popped up to do terrible things or sometimes, provide directions, as the case may be. But, with rare exceptions, they were never protagonists, and they were seldom more than cardboard embodiments of evil or just plain window dressing.
Around 2010, that started to change. A bunch of other things happened around then too, including a huge growth in ebook publishing by indie authors and indie publishers which brought in a lot of voices that were not previously being heard from in more mainstream science fiction, fantasy, or horror. Along with that came writers willing to take risks, to tell new stories, to tackle things like representation that had been pretty sparse up until then. Those writers included women who were middle-aged and beyond looking to see themselves and their stories in the pages of the genres they loved.