Author Archives: Claudie Arseneault

Cover Reveal – Cheerleaders from Planet X by Lyssa Chiavari

Claudie Arseneault/ February 7, 2017/ Books, Writing/ 0 comments

Yes, you read that title well: Cheerleaders from Planet X. Welcome to the cover reveal of Lyssa’s next book, a thick concentrate of the funniest, hammiest alien invasion tropes, with bonus cheerleaders and lesbians! Tada! Honestly, I am so here for an unashamed dive into good old story tropes, refreshed by 100% more queer characters and a good deal of

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Interview with Lauren Jankowski, Author of The Shapeshifter Chronicles

Claudie Arseneault/ February 6, 2017/ Books, Community, Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Last week I had the great pleasure of hosting Lauren’s cover reveal for her latest book, The Dwelling of Ekhidna, and you know what, I wanted to hear more about it! So today, we’re moving from covers to character and book, and having a quick interview with Lauren! So, shapeshifters! You must love that, to have an entire series with them!

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A Grey-Scale Cover

Claudie Arseneault/ February 5, 2017/ Books, City of Spires, Projects, Publication/ 0 comments

This is going to be quick. Unforeseen circumstances have added some solid delays to my cover reveal. As in, closer to publication than I am comfortable with waiting. It sucks, but that is life, there’s no real way around it. So while I will not have a cover finished in all of its glory for a while, I do have a

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Announcing… The Kraken Collective!

Claudie Arseneault/ February 1, 2017/ Books, City of Spires, Community, Projects, Publication/ 0 comments

Are you ready for exciting news? I hope you’re ready for them.  I have been sitting on this one for such a long time, and it might be my biggest project of the coming year(s). Hopefully it will be. It’s The Kraken Collective! The Kraken Collective is an alliance of indie authors who have pooled resources to publish high-quality fiction while

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Cover Reveal: The Dwelling of Ekhidna, by Lauren Jankowski

Claudie Arseneault/ January 28, 2017/ Books, Community, Publication, Writing/ 0 comments

I don’t talk about Lauren nearly as much as I should. In all the baby steps I took reaching out to the ace community and getting involved with representation, Lauren Jankowski and the Asexual Artist blogs was one of the most fundamental and important one. Heck, that very first interview (she has over 500 ace artists interviewed now!) was a coming

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Wings of Renewal Takes Flight Again

Claudie Arseneault/ January 18, 2017/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

After a few months of absence, Wings of Renewal has returned! I’ve worked on a great many things since first publishing Viral Airwaves, back in February 2015, but of everything I did during those two years, building Wings of Renewal might be the thing I’m most proud of. Solarpunk is a beautiful and budding genre, with too little canon works out

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The White Renegade is back!

Claudie Arseneault/ January 12, 2017/ Publication, Viral Airwaves/ 0 comments

It’s back! Between bisexuality and albinism, Seraphin always felt like an outsider in his own town. He finally finds companionship in Alex, an agender and aromantic teenager who interns over the summer. With them he learns to trust himself and his instincts. It leads Seraphin to leave his town and join the army invading his country, but when his squad

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Asexuality and Death and Other Associations

Claudie Arseneault/ January 9, 2017/ Books, Characters, Community, Personal, Writing/ 1 comments

I’m used to asexual and aromantic characters being the villains. Pegging down a lack of attraction or love as inhuman and evil is an old tradition still well alive in stories, especially SFF. We have for a long time painted villains as people unable to comprehend love and celebrated romance as a staple of humanity, in addition to describing a

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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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