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New event! The [RE]LAUNCHPAD book launch, January 15, 2023!
Activism and Advocacy / book launch / Books/Anthologies / Events

New event! The [RE]LAUNCHPAD book launch, January 15, 2023!

When: Sunday January 15, 2023 at 2:30pm EST Register through Eventbrite as of December 1, 2022! Tickets are limited! We’re so thrilled to be piloting this new initiative where we will offer a virtual space for disabled creatives to launch or relaunch their works! Our goal is to feature only small press or indie authors … Continue reading

Publishing Professionals: Beverly Bambury, Publicist
Publishing Professionals

Publishing Professionals: Beverly Bambury, Publicist

Editor’s note: We thought it would be useful to feature publishing professionals who manage spoons! You can also check out our Writing Resources menu for more tips and consultants! This week, Beverly Bambury answers some of our questions about publicity and marketing! SpAN: Can you describe the services you offer?Beverly B: I do publicity and … Continue reading

Publishing Professionals: Robert Kingett, Audio Description Writing Services, Accessibility and Usability Consulting, Sensitivity Editing for Blind and Visually Impaired Characters
Publishing Professionals

Publishing Professionals: Robert Kingett, Audio Description Writing Services, Accessibility and Usability Consulting, Sensitivity Editing for Blind and Visually Impaired Characters

Editor’s note: We thought it would be useful to feature publishing professionals who manage spoons! You can also check out our Writing Resources menu for more tips and consultants! This week, Robert Kingett answers some of our questions about user accessibility and representation of Blind characters in fiction! SpAN Editor: Can you describe the services … Continue reading

Publishing Professionals: Dianna Gunn, Marketing Mentor and Consultant
Publishing Professionals

Publishing Professionals: Dianna Gunn, Marketing Mentor and Consultant

Editor’s note: We thought it would be useful to feature publishing professionals who manage spoons! You can also check out our Writing Resources menu for more tips and consultants! This week, Dianna Gunn answers some of our questions about marketing and branding! SpAN: Can you describe the services you offer? Dianna G: I offer a … Continue reading

Publishing Professionals: Éric Desmarais, Book Layout Designer
Publishing Professionals

Publishing Professionals: Éric Desmarais, Book Layout Designer

Editor’s note: We thought it would be good to feature publishing professionals who manage spoons! You can also check out our Writing Resources menu for more tips and consultants! This week, Éric Desmarais answers some of our questions about being a book layout designer! SpAN: Can you describe the services you offer? Éric D: I … Continue reading

Fencing with POTS, Disability and Traditional Publishing, and More with Lillie Lainoff: A Spoonie Authors Podcast
Podcast

Fencing with POTS, Disability and Traditional Publishing, and More with Lillie Lainoff: A Spoonie Authors Podcast

Don’t like the podcast format? You can read the transcript below. Lillie Lainoff A former Div I NCAA fencer for Yale, Lillie Lainoff is the founder of Disabled Kidlit Writers and the winner of the 2019 LA Review Literary Award for Short Fiction. Her non-fiction has been featured in The Washington Post Outlook, amongst other … Continue reading

Motherhood, Grief, and Stress Cooking with Leila Tualla: A Spoonie Authors Podcast
Podcast

Motherhood, Grief, and Stress Cooking with Leila Tualla: A Spoonie Authors Podcast

Don’t like the podcast format? You can read the transcript further down on this page! About the author Leila Tualla is a Filipino-American poet and author. Leila’s books include a YA contemporary romance called Letters to Lenora and a memoir/poetry collection called Storm of Hope: God, Preeclampsia, Depression and me. Her poetry is featured in … Continue reading

Reclaiming Lazy
Activism and Advocacy / Getting support / Invisible disabilities / mental health / neurodiversity / Spoonie Challenges

Reclaiming Lazy

Among those of us who are neurodivergent (ND) and/or who manage mental illness, the word lazy has been stamped on our foreheads, like a much unwanted label, by people who just don’t understand our experience. Many of my friends who have ADHD, for example, have had their executive dysfunction completely gaslit by family members, teachers, … Continue reading