Monthly Archive: February 2015

“Starship Cooties”

I should have been working on my WIP, but instead I wrote this. It speaks for itself:   STARSHIP COOTIES   We were losing the war with the Bugs, so as soon as I turned sixteen I signed up to fight. The recruiter told me that after three months of boot camp, I’d be in …

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Love and Feminism

Well, it’s Valentine’s Day and everyone’s thinking about looooove. So here’s my self-promoting post on why MOTH AND SPARK is a feminist love story. It’s possible to write a novel where gender stereotypes are flipped, and I didn’t do that; in fact, the societal structure of the book replicates patriarchal norms. So at a quick …

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