Blush Recommendation Wednesday: QueerPop

I am sick. Here is a recommendation for you.

Image from the Facebook page.

Info taken directly from their Facebook page:

QueerPop is a site for conversations about LGBTQ2IA+ identities, particularly as they appear in our popular culture and popular media. We hope to open dialogue about Queer experiences and portrayals of us as Queer people. We plan to use this digital space to bring to light some of the positive representations of LGBTQ2IA+ people and culture. We hope to capture the idea of queerness as a CULTURE, as a group identity, and to look at aspects of our cultural identity. As a group, we are frequently erased or ignored, so we hope to bring attention to and talk about the things that people outside our culture don’t hear, see, or experience. We want to promote own voices materials and let our voices percolate in a space of conversation. We also hope to explore the way that we are described and articulated by people outside our community and the problems that often arise from our portrayal by straight, cisgender folks.

We plan to use a variety of methods for engaging in the discussion of Queer Pop including video, audio recordings, artwork, photos, creative writing, poetry, storytelling, performance, and written materials. We plan to engage with these materials through discussions with specialists in the area (authors, activists, academics, artists, and others with narratives to share), through sharing panel discussions, and by sharing reviews.

We want to focus on the idea of ACCESS.

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Renaissance Press is Turning 5


I’ve known about Renaissance Press for five years. I met them at Can-Con in 2013 when they only had a handful of books.

I pitched my first novel to them. They liked it, but it needed some serious re-writes that they weren’t able to take care of, so they told me to re-submit. In the end we got A Study in Aether, and its sequel is coming out this year.

If you like my books or any of the other fantastic novels from Renaissance Press, why don’t you let them know and you could win $40 worth of awesome stuff.

With luck my next novel, The Sign of Faust will be ready and launched at the 5 year celebration.

To Renaissance: Thank you for believing in my stories.


Day to Day

Hello My Imaginary Friends,

No big news, rants, or stories today. I’m actually drawing a complete blank on what to post…

Wait… what was I thinking?
Shouldn’t this post have a picture?

There was a change to the website. I’ve added a list of my published books and future contracted books. Also on the page is a timeline of the Aetherverse, or the universe that my books and some stories, exists in.

Go check out the new page and let me know what you think.

Later Days,




I have some bad news and some good news. The bad news is that AJ Travel, the agency I have been with since 2015, has closed. The good news: I have joined Orleans Travel & Cruise Centre!

Image from the home page of Orleans Travel.

If you were a client with me in the past year, keep an eye open for an email from me today from my new email If you booked travel with me longer ago than a year, I no longer have your contact information, so feel free to send me an email if you’re hoping to travel.

There will be a couple small changes, mostly to paperwork and how service fees and taxes are collected (separately from the payment for the actual trip), but I’ll explain everything before it happens. I am still working from home, which is the most important part.

Please bear with me as I transfer everything over to the new agency. I’ll be up and running soon!

Are you interested in travelling? You can contact Jennifer Desmarais through Orleans Travel.

Feeling Inspired

Hello My Imaginary Friends,

I get inspired by a lot of things. When it comes to writing, for me, there’s nothing better than a good conversation. Friday I got to hang out online with my writer’s group and they are absolutely genius. The things they read were diverse and inspiring. It’s great to be with so many talented authors.

Then on Saturday, I hung out with some close friends that I wish I had the chance to see more of. We talked about everything from books to politics and it was wonderful.

I’m feeling extremely inspired. Hopefully I’ll get the chance to do some writing.

I just got the third round of edits from my publisher for The Sign of Faust and I can’t wait to dig in.

Later days!


Glass slipper

The taking of this picture was quite cool – we had to ask permission of the Cast Members if we could step out of line to line up a perfect shot of the glass slipper from the middle of the aisle, and we got to step closer than most regular photographers. I felt quite special. Great memory for my birthday.