Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Wherein I Get All Ethnic & Contest Winner!
I don't talk about it much here -- at least I think I don't -- but racial and ethnic issues are part of my everyday life, like being female, being a writer, and being a wife, mom, and whatnot. I think about and discuss these issues constantly, in between obsessing about earthquakes, surfing Etsy for vintage office supplies in teal (favorite color), admiring my dog Betty von Snoggles' amusing antics, and figuring out what I'll be cooking for dinner (tonight pasta al pesto and herb salad with a nice crusty bread). Which is to say, my ethnicity is intrinsic to my identity, but it is not the totality of my identity.
This week writer and reviewer, and J.M. Blackman has me as a guest on her "Minority Report" feature discussing diversity in speculative fiction. Each day I answer a different question and she responds. Please come by and join in!
Congrats to PrincessAllie who won the contest for my Dark Companion audiobook!
I'm extending the contest for Roger Ma's The Vampire Combat Manual for another week, until October 7, because I've been a little off the radar lately.
My contest for the sexy dangerous 666 Park Avenue by Gabrielle Pierce runs through October 7, too.
GRATUITOUS VIDEOS OF THE DAY
I've got a Florence and the Machine song stuck in my head and since I'd mentioned my fondness for British shows...One of the things I love about British shows -- besides the brilliant acting, directing, and writing -- is that they have diverse casts as something normal, instead of just casting a minority woman as a judge. (Honestly, if you watch American shows, you'll assume that 90% of all judges in this country are cranky minority women.)
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