Authors: If you want publishers to e-mail you, they have to be able to find your address.

Over the last few years, I’ve watched as the conversation about diversity transition from “There aren’t any speculative fiction writers of color/female/LGBTQI/etc” to “We must expend effort to overcome our unconscious biases to reach out to and include writers of all types.” (Liz Bourke’s essay over on Tor unpacks this beautifully.) And particularly over the last […]

Sharing Instead Of Promoting: It’s Sometimes Okay For Authors To Put Their Books On The Table

Recently I saw – again – a dismissive comment about authors who “obsessively pile their books in front of them at panels”.  This isn’t the first time I’ve seen this particular complaint.  It is often paired with the one of authors who obsessively use examples from their own work when discussing the topic at hand. […]