Blogging Against Disablism Day 2017: Becoming A Girl Who CAN Say “No”

This post is part of Blogging Against Disablism Day 2017 (#BADD2017) [External Link]. If you liked this or want to see more posts on this subject, please follow the link!

Previous year’s posts can be found here:

Why is Saying “No” So Problematic?

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SFSF Social #5

The Sheffield Fantasy & Science Fiction Social Club [External Link] will be having their fifth social [External Link], a night of readings and chat in Sheffield;
20th February, 2016;
Sheffield, England

My publisher, Adele Wearing, will be one of the speakers / readers and I understand that a few of my bits and bobs may get mentioned (specifically African Monsters, I think).

Sunday 26th April, 2015

This one’s a week of heads ups, again. Let’s start with the one I mentioned last week:

Blogging Against Disablism Day, May 1st 2015


You may remember Blogging Against Disablism Day from previous years (#BADD2013, #BADD2014). It’ll be rolling around again (#BADD2015 [External Link]) on May 1st – which is never an auspicious day according to folklore and legend, but so far it hasn’t mattered! My post will go live shortly after midnight (and this is the link in advance). It’s automated because I can’t guarantee that I’ll have time to organise stuff before toddling off to work in the morning. Expect the tweets, Facebook & Google plus plugs to turn up after work (5pm BST).

If you follow the BADD link, you should also be able to find posts by a bunch of other people about disablism and disability. I will also be mentioning it again next weekend – after the fact – in order to make sure everyone gets a full round of attention. You can find my previous posts for #BADD2013 and #BADD2014 under my “Living Life” section along with (at the moment) a couple of other posts.

Next thing up is two lots of Fur-Skins related news, specifically, Elkie-based.

Firstly, 25 Ways To Kill A Werewolf is the sponsor of Werewolf News, as of Monday 20th April. You can find Werewolf New’s post about it here: [External Link] They’re very pro werewolf but have kindly agreed to overlook that there’s a lycanthropic body count in my book!

Second piece of news is that the second Elkie book, A Pack Of Lies, is on course to be released at Edge Lit in July. My publisher, Fox Spirit Books [External Link], has a joint session with Boo Books [External Link] for launches and readings – so guess who will (probably) be reading at Edge Lit.

The next heads up is regarding another pet project of Adele Wearing, or Auntie Fox of Fox Spirit Books. She’s launched a great new blog / resource called The Finishing School [External Link] that is all about Martial Arts, written by various women in martial arts. I’ve been invited to write some blog posts on HEMA and, once I’ve actually sat down and written them, they should be appearing in the near future.

Finally, you may remember me announcing my short story An Invisible Tide being published in The Future Fire [External Link]. Well, TFF did a run of mini-interviews with contributors and you can find mine on Facebook, here: [External Link]. There’s also one with the illustrator here (also on Facebook): [External Link]. And don’t forget I have some more background posted here.

Sunday 30th March, 2014

So I’ve sorted out a bookshelf to sit to the right of the screen to give you links to the books that count towards The Ink Plan. The Ink Plan itself is officially launched on Monday – with thanks to Bart Lieb and Kay T Holt of Crossed Genres [External Link], Adele Wearing of Fox Spirit Books [External Link], Alex Davis (editor of No Monsters Allowed and Strange Fortunes), Djibril al-Ayad of The Future Fire [External Link], and Dominica Malcolm of Solarwyrm Press [External Link] for the numbers.

ASIDE: For those of you that aren’t aware, all numbers will be estimates – but hopefully very close to the actual sales. Given that issues are handed out for review and under offers, etc, it can be very hard to keep track of actual numbers of book sales.

The front page has already changed to take account of the new category and, with luck, the links will all work when everything goes live tomorrow afternoon.

Other than that, nothing much to report. See you next week!