Category Archives: Community

Five Asexual Protagonists by Actual Ace Writers

Claudie Arseneault/ December 28, 2016/ Books, Characters, Community, Writing/ 0 comments

Let’s have a party. Today Tor reposted their April list of asexual protagonists, which not only doesn’t recommend books by ace authors, but actually sets forth pretty shitty rep. And to add insult to injury, they paraphrase Lauren Jankowski, an indie aro-ace artist that is very vocal and supportive of the community and its self-publishers as she states that several

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Appreciate a Dragon Day

Claudie Arseneault/ January 16, 2016/ Community, Wings of Renewal/ 0 comments

You know what day it is today? Yes, yes I know it’s Saturday January 16th. Yes, I know I kind of gave the answer in the title. I’m nice like that. It’s Appreciate a Dragon Day! So I thought it’d be nice to make some cool announcements regarding my much beloved solarpunk dragon anthology, Wings of Renewal. I mean, we’ve

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~ Maniel and Andeal, Kissing on a Mountain ~

Claudie Arseneault/ December 14, 2015/ Characters, Community, Excerpts, Viral Airwaves, Writing/ 0 comments

When I landed an interview for my job, I promised myself I’d commission more art from Laya if I had the position. And I did! (It’s going great, by the way. The place and the people are lovely, though I do come home exhausted). Laya, who did the Halfies Trio art, has provided me with another gem: Andeal and Maniel being

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Plans for 2016

Claudie Arseneault/ December 12, 2015/ City of Spires, Community, Personal, Projects, Varia/ 0 comments

So we’ve talked a lot about how 2015 went writing-wise, and some lessons I learned from it. But as always, I like to plan ahead, especially when writing is concerned. 2016 is no exception. It’s hard to know how much time I can put on everything with the new job, but here are my goals. Isandor (City of Spires) From January

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It’s Can*Con Weekend!

Claudie Arseneault/ October 29, 2015/ Community, Personal, Varia/ 0 comments

This weekend is a big first for me. I will be heading out to Ottawa with a pile of my books, awesome buttons, and a LOT of stress. First because, well, I might have attended enough conventions to have an idea what they look like, but I sure never had my own table, selling my own books. In person. I keep

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Wrapping up the interviews

Claudie Arseneault/ October 17, 2015/ Community, Wings of Renewal/ 0 comments

So here we are. About two months have passed since I started posting interviews for Wings of Renewal. Almost every author in the anthology accepted to answer our questions, which was absolutely thrilling. I wanted to take this short moment to thank them. We’re a tiny week away from launch, and one thing that has been constantly true since the

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Interview with C. B. Carr

Claudie Arseneault/ October 15, 2015/ Community, Wings of Renewal/ 0 comments

Our last Wings of Renewal interview is here. It is, ironically, with the author of  Summer Project, the very first short story featured in the anthology! So settle down while we count the last ten days (EEP!) before launch, and read what she has to say about her wonderful story. 1. What inspired your short story? Where did the idea come

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Interview with Marianne L. D. Drolet

Claudie Arseneault/ October 13, 2015/ Community, Wings of Renewal/ 0 comments

We’re back for more Wings of Renewal interview! Before we move on to our seven good ol’ questions, just a reminder than you can now preorder on Nook, Kobo, and iBooks or add the anthology on goodreads! 1. What inspired your short story? Where did the idea come from? My original idea was marginally different. It came mainly in pictures, and it involved

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Interview with Caitlin Nicoll

Claudie Arseneault/ October 9, 2015/ Community, Wings of Renewal/ 0 comments

We come back to friends! Or at least, friends-prior-to-the-anthology, because our writers are so cool, I’d be honored to call them all friends. ^^ I met Caitlin the same way I met my co-editor, Brenda, through writerly forums. We even went to hike Mt. Adams together last year! So I’m super happy to host her here for the interview, and

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Interview with Kimberly Kay & Ashley Gephart

Claudie Arseneault/ October 7, 2015/ Community, Wings of Renewal/ 0 comments

Two for the price of one, I kid you not! Kimberly and Ashley co-wrote one of Wings of Renewal‘s short stories, Solarium, so we interviewed them together. And their answers are fun! So here we go! 1. What inspired your short story? Where did the idea come from? Kimberly: The idea, as you might expect, was a team effort. We both wanted

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