I'm delighted to announce that the Witches & Warriors anthology, in which I have a short story, is now available in both paperback and e-book format! This anthology of sci-fi and fantasy short stories benefits the Sirens Conference, an annual gathering dedicated to the diverse, remarkable women of fantasy literature: authors, readers, editors, bloggers, librarians, and … Continue reading Witches & Warriors: An Anthology
When you're broken -- when your brain tells lies, when depression says you'll never be good enough or brave enough or strong enough, when anxiety has you certain that no one actually likes you and even your friends are just pretending, when let-downs and betrayals occasionally hammer that message home, when toxic influences have magnified everything bad you think about yourself -- just hearing words like those is... well, magic.
An interesting article ran across my eyes this afternoon: "The Cowardice of White Women", by Louisa Leontiades. It discusses the tendency of white women to want to fit in, to receive our power secondhand from white men, and to ingratiate and adapt in order to survive, and how that learned behavior often makes us poor allies … Continue reading Failing to Fawn: How early experiences shaped my ‘fight’ reflex
It's here, it's here! At long, long last, I can reveal the cover for From Unseen Fire: Isn't it gorgeous? I'm totally in love with it. Thanks to artist Tran Nguyen, who really nailed a fantastic look, and to the whole team at DAW for getting this put together. And, thanks to Unbound Worlds for hosting … Continue reading Cover Reveal for FROM UNSEEN FIRE
I've found myself thinking quite a bit lately about writing communities -- and particularly about those which are composed entirely or primarily of women (and, in many cases, transgender individuals and enbies). As someone who was supposed to debut in 2017 and is now debuting in 2018, I belong to a few different groups of … Continue reading Rooms of Our Own
Today, I'm celebrating with some Patreon-exclusive content: a glimpse into Aven's magical world.
A few days ago, I finally saw Wonder Woman, and it was as delightful as the internet had promised me it would be. I want more movies like this. I want sequels. I want prequels that just focus on the Amazons kicking ass thousands of years ago. I want spin-offs. And I want more heroines, all … Continue reading Wonder Woman, Historical Fiction, and Fantasy Fulfillment
Evolution means gaining something, but it almost always means losing something, too.
The theatre I work for just closed a new play, Shakespeare's Sister by Emma Whipday, which explores the life of the hypothesized Judith. Whipday's concept came from Virginia Woolf and her style was heavily influenced by Shakespeare in Love. I'm not sure what I was expecting going in -- something lighter, more on the Shakespeare in Love side … Continue reading Constant Vigilance
Cass Morris is creating epic fantasy novels and other SFF stories What's a Patreon? Excellent question! It's like a Kickstarter, except instead of funding a project, you fund an artist with a monthly pledge. You start getting rewards immediately and will continue to do so at the level of your pledge for as long as … Continue reading In which Cass launches a Patreon