The Excellence You Swear You Cannot See

The Romance Writers of America has released the names of the nominees for their yearly RITA Awards, and, you guessed it, they’re about as diverse as a glass of milk beside a plate of sugar cookies with white chocolate chips. So all of us writing and publishing types have taken to the Facebooks and beyond … Continue reading The Excellence You Swear You Cannot See

Sister White Ladies…

... Who Vote Progressive. You’re right; these statistics that are getting posted about how we white women as a demographic voted overwhelmingly for Republican candidates who support fascist agendas are not about us. (If you don't know what I'm on about, there's a pretty good breakdown of the issue here.) Let me say that again: … Continue reading Sister White Ladies…

White People Baking Cupcakes

Y'all please pardon my metaphor, but the past day or so, I've seen a lot of people getting their feelings hurt when they really shouldn't, and I'm hoping this will help. Imagine you find out that your church is holding an all-night vigil for the families of children who have been murdered. You think this … Continue reading White People Baking Cupcakes

The Princess Defense: A Kickass Statistical Analysis

The release and box office success of Wonder Woman has feminist debate on the lips of Geek Nation once again. I haven’t seen it yet, but count me among the fans. I love the idea of a kickass female leading the charge in a summer superhero flick, even if she has to have perfect hair … Continue reading The Princess Defense: A Kickass Statistical Analysis

The Day After the Day Without a Woman: A Letter to Four Men

So yesterday was National Women’s Day, and women who could afford it stopped doing all the good stuff they do to make it the Day Without a Woman, and God bless them. Big symbolic gestures made by the people who can afford them are how most of the good in this world gets started. But … Continue reading The Day After the Day Without a Woman: A Letter to Four Men

From Yesterday’s Congressional Record, or Holy Moley Mooley Moo

DISCLAIMER: While it is based on an unbiased report of actual events, this is not a news report; this is an editorial, spun shamelessly from my own point of view. I don’t feel the need to be “fair and balanced,” and I shouldn’t be read as such. The numbers don’t lie, but my interpretations are … Continue reading From Yesterday’s Congressional Record, or Holy Moley Mooley Moo

We Are Not This: Carolina Writers for Equality – Press Release

I'm lucky enough to have a story in this--"The Dark Lady" about a transgender actress in the days of Shakespeare. But even if I didn't, I'd promote the living juice out of it. Much, much great stuff to read, all profits benefiting a magnificent cause. It's available as an ebook right now from Amazon here, … Continue reading We Are Not This: Carolina Writers for Equality – Press Release

For What It’s Worth

For the past two days, I’ve been trying to think of something to say that isn’t being said better already by somebody else, and what occurs to me is this. Right now and for the next two months, every political party in the US is going to be falling over itself to convince people of … Continue reading For What It’s Worth

Why #BlackLivesMatter Matters – one more white chick perspective

A brief message for all my fellow white folks who have a problem with #BlackLivesMatter. I get it; white guilt is exhausting, and life is hard for everybody. But right now, at this moment, we Americans live in a country where a serious contender for the highest office in the country believes that Dred Scott … Continue reading Why #BlackLivesMatter Matters – one more white chick perspective