Come revel in my #writing journey. I trust you will find delight within the covers. Ally to all 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️ #BIPOC #Disabilities #women

Joined June 2021
Is anyone up for beta reading a short crime story "You & I"? It edges on a light #thriller/#erotica/#action combo I think. I had a beta give a review on Goodreads (noting this is likely not the final version) which was very sweet. #ShortStory
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Jac Buchanan - Author and Ally retweeted
Just a reminder that all my MCs are or become disabled in my stories. The main LI in The Talisman War series is also disabled. It's important to me that my books have disability representation, front & center. If you like that sort of thing, consider checking out one of my books.
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Jac Buchanan - Author and Ally retweeted
I don't think there is any smell like Barnes and Noble. They must ship it form the Tibetan mountains and pipe it into the store, evoking some kind of madness. I walked out of the store in a daze, having purchased five books I'll never read, including Dostoyevsky's The Idiot. 🤔
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A word I've read and written my whole life, and it's not until I came to say it for the audiobook I realised I had no idea how it's pronounced. Given it's my only language, that's the stupidest thing I've ever had to research for a book. 🤣
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This got me laughing 😂
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My book is niche (it's science fantasy about alien mermaids), and with two autistic protagonists, I'm not sure how much of a chance it has in traditional publishing. The odds aren't in my favour, but I'm writing and pitching it anyway.
Publishing (and pitch events), it's time for a chat. Multiple disabled authors chose to leave #DIS off their #DVPit pitches, and keep any mention of disability out of their pitches, because they thought they'd get no industry interaction. And I can't tell them they're wrong.
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Jac Buchanan - Author and Ally retweeted
OK, I finally feel comfortable telling this on my TL. I have signed all of the paperwork and it has been accepted. I now have a paid contributing freelance writer gig with the HuffPost. My first piece on Living with Dementia will be out soon. I'll post a link when it is posted.
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If you don't believe bias is real and rife, read this.
Replying to @lillielainoff
It’s me. I’m tired. I’m tired of my queries having a 40% request rate when I don’t say a character’s autistic and a 0% person rate when I do. That is not an exaggeration. Taking out that one word is the only thing I changed My pitches that don’t mention autism do far better too
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Because the numbers support their theory. I just scrolled through the #DIS Adult pitches, and do you know what I saw? Pitches with HUGE reader interaction, and no agent likes. Other disabled authors told me they're considering not pitching anymore AT ALL.
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This is very sad and a trend that needs to change. #Agents and #Publishers - you're the ones in control of this. Each and every one of you - no exceptions. The market is there.
Publishing (and pitch events), it's time for a chat. Multiple disabled authors chose to leave #DIS off their #DVPit pitches, and keep any mention of disability out of their pitches, because they thought they'd get no industry interaction. And I can't tell them they're wrong.
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Please, pretty please #Agents. Make a special effort to search #PBPitch for # DIS. Whole new worlds open up through these diverse eyes. Literature like you've never seen it - and a market demanding more. This is growing space.
Today is #PBpitch!! It happens from 8 AM to 8 PM EST, and it's super important that we support disabled stories, particularly disabled authors of color, which are historically ignored in favor of white abled stories. Please check the DIS hashtag today for authors to support!!
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Replying to @GailSimone
When my daughter got this doll for Christmas and we told her she could be Wonder Woman and she loudly proclaimed "No, I am Wonder Woman" #WonderWomanBeingAwesome by inspiring my daughter.
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Jac Buchanan - Author and Ally retweeted
I have to say, I pretty much think any time @NicolaScottArt draws Wonder Woman, it’s going to be a classic. #WonderWomanBeingAwesome
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This was an awesome read! I highly recommend it.
I finished the latest round of edits on my Zombie short! It's a unique take on a trope that's been done to death, so if you're worried it's just going to be *another zombie short*, fear not! If anyone cares to give it a read I'd be happy to share in exchange for an opinion!
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Yes please!
A trans man and a trans woman who were best friends, reunite for their high school reunion and pretend to be each other in front of their clueless classmates that didn't know they transitioned. Hijinks ensue.
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I felt something vibrate, figured it was my phone and went looking for it. Thing is, I was using my phone the whole time. 🤣
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Jac Buchanan - Author and Ally retweeted
Trans people are being monstered exactly as gay and bisexual people always were - as would-be sexual predators, recruiters of children, defiers of biological reality, sufferers of a mental condition, creepy fetishists, and so on. Stand by our trans siblings 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️ #CisWithTheT
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I just turned my chilli chicken stock into crab and sweet corn soup. Damn that's good!
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There's the front page of a (fictional) newspaper at the start and end of "You & I", so in the #AudioBook it's more a radio news broacast with some cool news-intro/exit-music. Hope you like it!
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