Posts Tagged ‘#Diversity’

“Strong Women” Are Real Women: Flawed and Wonderful

August 27, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

There’s been a lot of chatter this week about feminism, faux-feminism, virtue signalling, and the muddiness of ideals when influenced by sex, mostly brought about by Joss Whedon’s collapsing marriage and the scathing tell-all unleashed by his wife. For…

Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt

August 20, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

There are powers in the world–both people and forces–that thrive from chaos. And in an age where a third world war was once thought a distant nightmare, a lesson on near-destruction that we should never again repeat, we find these forces flourishing,…

And the Beat Goes on

July 23, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

I’ve been in a bit of a creative lull. I’ve been twiddling my thumbs without my manuscript since the middle of June. My publicity campaign has been getting ramped up over the last month, so there hasn’t been much on that front either. At least Jupiter-…

Creative Collective: Julie Frayn

July 2, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

Today’s Creative Collective feature is for a very special artist: the homegrown, Canadian queen of saucy-literature-that-parents-might-slap-you-for-reading (not good parents–overprotective ones!): Julie Frayn. I feel she’s the perfect writer to featur…

Mother’s Pride

June 25, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

Pythius: two-spirited shaman of the Doomchasers, and the perfect icon for today’s Pride Post! *** Mother’s Pride Nature shines, She beams She adores Herself in light Yet She knows the craven kiss of darkest night Embracing with truth Her right, Her glo…

Wikis, Internal Racism, People Losing their Damn Minds

June 18, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

The best critiques come from the heart, and that’s why I so respected the discussion that was happening over at Pages and Pause Screen (iTunes podcast, here) about the 3rd book in the series. The best commentary opens discussion and makes us think abou…

Death and Taxes

March 12, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

Death and taxes: two circumstances from which we never escape. The former event remains–I hope–quite a way off, the latter I contribute toward every year. However, that didn’t stop the CRA (Canada Revenue Agency) from sending me a lovely notice last…

Solidarity and Sisterhood

January 22, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

The US has officially enthroned a new leader, and what a tumultuous path to inauguration that’s been. The world’s a bit crazy at the moment. Peoples’ passions and experiences with and without marginalization have driven them to either side of a divided…

feast of fates

Bookclubbn’

January 15, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

(Note: There are a ton of clickable links in this piece, which all open in separate windows–click to your heart’s content!) When I was lost in my flu-delirium over Christmas, something wonderful happened: Feast of Fates was selected by the ladies over…

We Have an Ending…

December 4, 2016, by Christian A. Brown

Ladies and gentlemen, we have an ending. Five years, three decades of fantasizing and imagineering (almost four decades–yikes, I’m getting old!), and the War of Wars has been concluded. I still have a couple hundred pages of “fallout”–can’t just have…