Traditional publishing says it wants diverse voices, but does it really?
Activism and Advocacy / Crafting characters / Represention

Traditional publishing says it wants diverse voices, but does it really?

Traditional publishing says it wants diverse voices but when presented with them, they either tone them down to be more acceptable to the neurotypicals, or they make them so ridiculous and centre the neurotypicals, or worse, when speaking of POC, they center whiteness. I am very proud of a novel I wrote, which I have … Continue reading

Featured SpAN Author: Jamieson Wolf
Featured Author

Featured SpAN Author: Jamieson Wolf

Jamieson Wolf is an award-winning, number one bestselling author of over sixty books and writer of Two Steps at a Time, a blog about having multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy. In 2019, he released his gripping memoir, Little Yellow Magnet, followed by Love and Lemonade (the third book in the Lemonade Series), and his short story, The Descent, appears in … Continue reading

Managing Spoons in 2020, featuring Jamieson Wolf
Cerebral Palsy / Managing Spoons in 2020 / Multiple Sclerosis / Spoonie Challenges

Managing Spoons in 2020, featuring Jamieson Wolf

Editor’s note: As promised, this Fall season brings us a new series called Managing Spoons in 2020. It’s been a heck of a year for many of us, so I decided to ask fellow Spoonies how they’ve been handling it. Always lovely to have you on the Spoonie Authors Network, Jamieson! Can you please introduce yourself … Continue reading

Managing Spoons in 2020, featuring Dorothy Ellen Palmer
Activism and Advocacy / Author interviews / Managing Spoons in 2020 / Spoonie Challenges

Managing Spoons in 2020, featuring Dorothy Ellen Palmer

Editor’s note: As promised, this Fall season brings us a new series called Managing Spoons in 2020. It’s been a heck of a year for many of us, so I decided to ask fellow Spoonies how they’ve been handling it. I’m so thrilled to have you with us on the Spoonie Authors Network. Please tell … Continue reading

Featured SpAN Author: Dorothy Ellen Palmer
Featured Author

Featured SpAN Author: Dorothy Ellen Palmer

Dorothy Ellen Palmer is a disabled senior writer, retired English/Drama teacher, improv coach and union activist. Her new adoption-disability memoir, Falling for Myself, (Wolsak and Wynn, 2019), is acclaimed by The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, Quill & Quire, and Readers Digest. Longlisted for the ReLit Award, her novel, When Fenelon Falls, (Coach House, 2010), features a disabled teen in the … Continue reading

Managing Spoons in 2020, featuring Christina Robins
Activism and Advocacy / Author interviews / Managing Spoons in 2020 / Spoonie Challenges

Managing Spoons in 2020, featuring Christina Robins

Editor’s note: As promised, this Fall season brings us a new series called Managing Spoons in 2020. It’s been a heck of a year for many of us, so I decided to ask fellow Spoonies how they’ve been handling it. Content note: Mentions of suicide, abuse, and rape. It’s so great to have you join … Continue reading