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Three Weeks on the Road, Following My Mum’s Legacy

Apart from visiting many members of my extended family in late 2007, to introduce them to my husband and new son (then not-quite-one), I hadn’t really made much effort to connect with them in person (unless I happened to be in Washington DC/Virginia, which wasn’t too far from family I have in Virginia). It wasn’t … Continue reading »

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Coming Out with Marked by Scorn: An Anthology Featuring Non-Traditional Relationships

My latest book, Marked by Scorn: An Anthology Featuring Non-Traditional Relationships is officially released this Sunday on July 31st. The ebook is available for pre-order from Amazon. I had a conversation with my husband last month about how people are probably assuming that as the editor of a collection like this, I must be polyamorous1. … Continue reading »

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Boys and Dolls

Who says toys are made specifically for boys or girls? Can they not be played with by anyone? When I was growing up, I played with Barbies and Cabbage Patch Dolls, which I still own. I also played Lego, and got sets that were both typically “boy” and “girl” – these have also stayed with … Continue reading »

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Thoughts on Motherhood

I’m in the midst of the most tumultuous time of year for me. March 4th (my mum’s birthday) to May 3rd (the anniversary of her death) sees me reacting to things with a lot more sensitivity than the rest of the year. I mention this because it’s going to affect what I have to say. … Continue reading »

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Another Christmas Without My Mum

It’s been more than seven and a half years since my mum passed away from pancreatic cancer. They say it gets easier as time goes on, whoever “they” are. I’m not sure how true that is. Certainly the pain of not having her in my life any more often comes to the forefront of my … Continue reading »

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