Spooning with Spoonies at Can-Con 2017

I’m still not up to blogging about the awesomeness that was Can*Con, but happily, fellow SpAN network author Jamieson Wolf was up to the task for at least one part of it…

Two Steps at a Time

Spoonie photo

On Saturday, I had the pleasure of appearing on a panel at CAN-CON: Conference on Canadian Content in Speculative Arts & Literature.

The panel was titled Spooning with Spoonies. Its subject matter dealt with sexuality and disability and how both are represented in fiction.

As a writer, I’ve recently begun to include people with visible or invisible disabilities into my work. I once thought that writing a blog would suffice, that my baring my soul here would be enough. A friend asked me a few years ago if I would ever consider putting a character with Multiple Sclerosis into one of my novels.

My reply was that this blog was enough. However, the more I read, the less I’m convinced that’s true. I have only read one book that featured a character with Multiple Sclerosis. That book was Journey of a Thousand Steps by Madona Skaff-Koren, a truly wonderful book…

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