Essay in All Lit Up about older protagonists in speculative fiction

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Why do we need older protagonists in fantasy, sci-fi, and other forms of speculative fiction? I recently wrote an essay for All Lit Up about the value of north-of-25 protagonists in speculative fiction (and beyond). An excerpt: I do enjoy books where the protagonist saves the day at the age…

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Recommender Grants for Seeker of the Lost Song

I'm grateful to ECW Press, Diaspora Dialogues, and the Ontario Arts Council for awarding me Recommender Grants for Writers to write Seeker of the Lost Song, my fantasy novel-in-progress blending elements of Filipino and Finnish culture and history. It's truly an honour to have this support. Arts funding is critically…

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I’m moderating an exciting AugurCon panel

I'm excited to moderate an AugurCon panel: Worldbuilding the Real World: Creating the Fictional Here, featuring Kim Fu, Natalie Zina Walschots, and Maria Dong, discussing worldbuilding in our own reality. Worldbuilding is one of my absolute favourite things about writing, and I'm eager to hear how these talented writers approach…

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