Category: Appearances

Author S.N.Arly reading into a microphone from a book

I’ll be reading at Dream Haven Books & Comics from 6:30-7:45 pm, on April 1, 2020.The current plan is that I will read from It Sounds Familiar, which should be available by then. This event is free and open to the public. And if my story isn’t working for you, you can always browse the […]

Jawas with a hippy Klingon celebrating the 400th anniversary of Woodstock.

I’m wrapping up my preparations for this weekend’s convention, MarsCon. It’s one of my all time favorite cons partly because it includes a bit of everything: costumes, media, anime, gaming, props, demonstrations, art show, dealer’s room, stuff for the kids, parties, movies, science room, and panel discussions on science, fantasy, writing, fandoms, and so many […]

I’m going to be a participating author at this year’s WordBrew.  If you’re a Twin Cities local, I’d love to see you there. Wordbrew is an annual public event for the Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers’ Group. Speculative fiction authors from MinnSpec and beyond read a few minutes of their published works to a live audience. […]

Writing the other involves creating characters who differ from us (ethnicity, gender, sexual preference, age, personal philosophy, etc). When writers don’t take the time to research and think this through, it can come off artificial and supports stereotypes rather than contributing to the work’s diversity. In written works, skin color is overvalued as a difference, […]

Panelists at a convention discussing writing routines.

I’ll be attending Diversicon, a cozy speculative fiction convention July 26-28. This year’s theme is “The Next Step.” This year’s guest of honor is Nisi Shawl, a Tiptree-award-winning author who excels at teaching speculative fiction writers about how we can reflect real world diversity in our work. The special guest this year is Ben Huset, […]