Spoonie Spotlight: Rachel Marie
Author interviews / Blog tour stop / Cerebral Palsy / ME/CFS / Spoonie Spotlight

Spoonie Spotlight: Rachel Marie

For this week’s Spoonie Spotlight, we’re featuring Rachel Marie (Rachel Jeffrey), who just released her first romance novel, Carefree and Consequence. I love the candor in her responses! Continue reading

Spoonie Spotlight: Jamieson Wolf, Author of Little Yellow Magnet
Author interviews / Blog tour stop / Books/Anthologies / Cerebral Palsy / Multiple Sclerosis / Spoonie Challenges / Spoonie Spotlight

Spoonie Spotlight: Jamieson Wolf, Author of Little Yellow Magnet

It’s your friendly neighbourhood SpAN Editor here. I thought for the start of 2019, it would be great to highlight how our contributors (and other awesome humans) are using their spoons! For our first Spoonie Spotlight, we’re featuring the incomparable Jamieson Wolf, author of over 60 works. While we could talk all day about his … Continue reading

Spoon Stealers, Week 3: The Unicorn Who Farted Sparkles
Cerebral Palsy / Living fully / mental health / Multiple Sclerosis / Spoon Stealers / Spoonie Challenges

Spoon Stealers, Week 3: The Unicorn Who Farted Sparkles

I am my own worst enemy. I tend to spiral downwards when issues get to me, and I lose myself in the shadowy labyrinth. I know its walls very well and have wandered them for so long, they are a second home to me now. Looking back, I see spoons littering the dirt floor of … Continue reading

Finding Me: On Writing as Myself
Author image / Cerebral Palsy / Crafting characters / Multiple Sclerosis / Represention / Writing journey

Finding Me: On Writing as Myself

I’ve written over sixty books in multiple genres that run the gambit: short fiction, romance, fantasy, poetry, young adult, children’s literature, horror and suspense, even some science fiction. In all of those books, I have never had a character that was disabled—not in any of my books. I was born with cerebral palsy (CP). When … Continue reading

I’m Not F**king Brave
Author image / Body positivity / Cerebral Palsy / chronic fatigue / chronic pain / Living fully / Multiple Sclerosis / Represention / Spoonie Challenges / Writing journey

I’m Not F**king Brave

Just to set the record straight, I’m not brave, okay? I live with spastic cerebral palsy (CP) and relapse-and-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS). I can’t count the number of people who have called me brave. I always smile and nod when they say this, but the truth is that bravery has nothing to do with it. … Continue reading

How do you make *this* sexy? Why representation in fiction matters.
Body positivity / Cerebral Palsy / chronic pain / Represention / sex / Sexah / Why Representation Matters

How do you make *this* sexy? Why representation in fiction matters.

“How do you make this sexy?” a reader asked me, gesturing to her wheelchair in the middle of one of my sex education Q&A sessions. The question stumped me because the answer isn’t an easy one. The short version is: You don’t. There isn’t anything inherently sexy about using a wheelchair or a walker, or having … Continue reading