Shameless Plugs

Here is our Shameless Plug Page, where you can buy or read works from our contributors:

Names appear in the order of when the authors first published on the SpAN.

Books and stories by Cait Gordon 

Cait Gordon (our humble SpAN editor) published her first novel of a four-book series in September 2016, called Life in the ’Cosm. Two months later, she created The Spoonie Authors Network as a way to gather up all the awesome spoonie writers so we could share our real-life stories. You can read more about Cait’s  upcoming books, Tales from the Crip, and flash fiction on her website.

Life in the ’Cosm, by Cait Gordon. If you like love, adventure, aliens, and desserts, then this book is for you! Cover: A purple, blue, and aqua nebula featuring a ringed planet. Hurtling through space unperturbed is Splot, an alien who resembles a fried egg.

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Books and rock flash fiction by Amy M. Young 

Read a selection of Amy’s fiction on her website, including stories about rock band Torrent. Her first book, A Desert Song, is now available! Find out where to get it by visiting her website!

A Desert Song is the first book of the Rock and Roll Angels Series. Cover: A sandy desert background and sunset sky. A young woman with long brown hair and a billowing white sleeveless top stares at us.

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A collection of books by Jamieson Wolf

Jamieson Wolf is an award-winning, number one bestselling author of over sixty books. He also writes a blog about having Multiple Sclerosis and Cerebral Palsy called Two Steps at a Time. You can read more about him and his works on his website

Lust and Lemonade is Jamieson’s first novel of the Lemonade series. Cover: Yellow kitchen. Around a table draped in a pink cloth are five friends and the protagonist’s granny. They are all drinking pink lemonade.

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SWTOR Fan Fiction by our very own Fibro Jedi

Martin, also known as Fibro Jedi, is a gamer and writer. Read samples of his Star Wars: The Old Republic fan fiction, Survival of the Sithest.

A Jedi looks pensive. Text reads: Interlude: Seeking Answers/

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Written works and comics of Nathan Caro Fréchette

Nathan Caro is a stellar author and sequential artist. You can find his books on his Amazon Author page, and his comic series on Tapastic!

Follow this comic series on Tapastic!

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Books by Robin Elizabeth

Robin Elizabeth writes hilarious and sexy fiction in the What Happens in Book Club series (think of it as an Australian Sex in the City, with books). She just recently released the amazing nonfiction, Confessions of a Mad Mooer, Postnatal Depression Sucks. Her author pages shows where you can buy her work.

Browse the list of Robin’s books!

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Books by Susan Franzblau

Susan Franzblau is an author and a hypnotherapist who writes fantasy, science fiction, and romance. You can browse her books on her Amazon author page!

Browse the list of Susan’s books!

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Books by Madona Skaff-Koren

Madona Skaff-Koren wrote an incredible mystery (in this editor’s humble opinion) about a marathon runner disabled by MS, who turns sleuth in order to find her missing friend. I gobbled it up in a weekend. Journey of a Thousand Steps is available on Amazon and through Renaissance!

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Speculating Canada, a five-time Aurora-winning website by Derek Newman-Stille

Derek Newman-Stille’s Speculating Canada is not only a website but also a radio show that promotes Canadian genre fiction in the sci-fi, fantasy, and horror genres. Derek created the website and radio show to draw our attention to speculative fiction, so we might recognise its validity, bringing it out of the margins.

Visit Speculating Canada!

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Blog of Talia C. Johnson—Educator, Coach, Counsellor, Facilitator, and Activist

Talia is a noted speaker, educator, and workshop facilitator on trans issues, intimate partner violence, policy development, and bridging faith and LGBTQ+/queer communities. She is also involved with queer activism and politics in general. If you are interested in having her facilitate a workshop, provide education, or work with your organisation please contact her. Talia offers one-on-one coaching, counselling, and mentorship for those who are exploring their gender identity and expression as well as those who are seeking support in other aspects of life.

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Books by ’Nathan Burgoine

One just has to look at ’Nathan Burgoine’s published works to see he is an accomplished writer of short queer fiction and novels. You can see a complete list of his writing on his website, and where you can purchase them.

Click to see the list of published works by ’Nathan Burgoine!
Trial Soul is available now in paperback and ebook from Bold Strokes Books. Available June 20th, 2017 at all other retailers and e-tailers.

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Short fiction and games by Jen Desmarais

Jen Desmarais won a short story contest and you can read the work here, but this humble editor’s favourite thing she’s done is to create the Blush game, which teaches families how to discuss sex in a fun way! (Spoiler: you as an adult will not know all the answers.)

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Books by Stephen Graham King

Stephen Graham King’s first book, Just Breathe, tells the blunt, funny, and uncompromising story of his three-year battle with metastatic synovial sarcoma. Since then, his short fiction has appeared in the anthologies North of Infinity II (Pas de Deux), Desolate Places (Nor Winter’s Cold) and Ruins Metropolis (Burning Stone). His first space opera novel, Chasing Cold, was released in 2012, and the first book in the Maverick Heart series, Soul’s Blood, came out in 2016. The second, Gatecrasher, was released in 2017. He is currently working on the next in the series, A Congress of Ships.

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Visit Stephen’s website to find out where you can purchase his books!

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Works by Rachel Jeffery

Rachel Jeffery, writing as Rachel Marie, just published her novel, Carefree and Consequence. She posts about her writing on The Rachel Diaries.

Carefree and Consequence. It’s 1950. A young couple’s night of passion forces them to grow up whether they are ready or not. Cover: A young man holds a young woman in his arms. They are smiling and her legs are bent as she’s lifted above the ground.
ID: A bleached wooden table with two clear vases. One has pink carnations and the other is filled with pink, blue, red, and yellow objects. There’s an open agenda on the table as well. Magenta typewriter text against pink paper reads: The Rachel Diaries.

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The Writings of April Laramey

Read about April’s works in progress, her fiction, articles, blog, and more on her website!

Script header from April Laramey's website
Visit her website today! ID: Fountain pen against parchment with calligraphy.

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Books by Marianne Granger

Higher Maintenance is Marianne’s book about how to “tame the dragon” that is chronic illness. Read more about what the author has to say about the book on her website!

Higher Maintenance Cover
Higher Maintenance: Managing the Dragon that is Chronic Illness, Transcending Limiting Beliefs and Finding Happiness in the Moment is available now from Balboa Press!

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Books by Angela S. Stone

See the collections of books by Canadian romance author Angela S. Stone on her website!

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Books by Laurie Stewart

Ooo, check out the books and ebooks by Canadian author Laurie Stewart on her website! Dark, feminist fantasy looks intriguing!


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Parenting advice for Spoonies, by Melissa Guida-Richards, aka the Spoonie-Mama

Being a Spoonie has its challenges, and so does being a parent. Melissa Guida-Richards tells about her life as both on her blog, Spoonie-Mama. Check it out!

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Spoonie-Mama: Attempting to survive the two tiny humans I created with humor, honesty, and weekly therapy sessions.

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The Works of Dominic Bercier

Classically-trained artist Dominic Bercier is the writer-artist-designer behind Mirror Comics Studios, a boutique comic book and graphic novel production and publishing entity from Ottawa, Canada. You can read more about him, Mirror Comics Studio, and the Signal Saga comic book at the following links:

Comic book cover of SIGNAL Saga #0 - PanGaea and the Key of Mirrari by Dominic Bercier [2017]
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