Featured SpAN Author: Dianna Gunn
Featured Author

Featured SpAN Author: Dianna Gunn

Dianna Gunn is a freelance marketing consultant, dark fantasy author, and an indie author community mentor. Dianna produces the Spoonie Authors Podcast and is the curator of the Twitter writing chat #WeeknightWriters, which happens every Thursday, 7:00 p.m. EST. (Once a month, she hosts #SpoonieAuthChat on Sundays at 1 p.m. EST with great marketing-based topics!) … Continue reading

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: Emily Gillespie
Featured Author

Featured SpAN Author: Emily Gillespie

Emily Gillespie is a Toronto-based author, disability activist and professional daydreamer. Her work explores the themes of memory, identity and mental health journeys. Emily enjoys working in community spaces and examining individual and collective experiences. She views storytelling as a tool for resisting predominant social narratives. Emily has a BA in English, and an MA … Continue reading