Monday, March 3, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENT: A Not-Quite Surprise!

As anyone who follows me on Twitter or who follows Jim C. Hines will be aware, I recently wrote a non-fiction post for Jim's blog about my views on transgender representation in fantasy. It went down really well and I had great feedback, and... well, that's not the end of it.

Jim is in the process of putting my essay - and others - into a collection which will be released some time in the not-too-distant future as a $2.99 ebook, with all profits going to the charity Con or Bust, which seeks to give financial aid to genre fans of colour who are financially unable to attend conventions. I also feel for the sake of transparency to mention that I have asked Jim to donate the payment for use of my essay to this organisation. The release date for Invisible is yet to be announced, and it depends on legal and production issues at the moment, but I will definitely post when it's available.

This marks my first published work, and my first time being in a book. I'm honestly still processing it and I would once again like to thank Jim Hines for giving me this opportunity, but also just say a thank you to those who read my post, commented or even just retweeted it on Twitter.

And I totally just need to use this.