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ANNOUNCEMENT/GIVEAWAY: A Little Fairy Dust – Mell Eight

A Little Fairy Dust - Mell Eight

QSFer Mell Eight has a new MM/MMM fantasy collection out: “A Little Fairy Dust.” And there’s a giveaway! Nine tales of magic, love, and a little fairy dust: A military posting at the Rapunzel Tower to avoid war in The Tower; a Brownie that just wants to do something right in Cleanly Wrong; a dream of love unfulfilled in A Heart’s Dream; saving the victims of an evil witch in The Red Apple Witch; a boy who just wants to go to the ball in Cinder-Elle; a cursed kingdom and search for lost love in The Curse; a thief and … Read more


Seventh - Rachel White

Rachel White has a new MM gay fantasy romance out: “Seventh.” And there’s a giveaway! Hynd Perrent leads a lonely life, rejected by most of society after a debilitating illness permanently changed him. He has spent nearly a decade investigating the disappearance of a military unit, Seventh Dragoons, in a war nearly a century prior, content to immerse himself in the frustrating search and the book he intends to write about it. When his sister sets him up with a handsome stranger, Hynd can scarcely believe his luck, unable to recall the last time somebody wanted to be near him … Read more

FOR READERS: Characters With Different Abilities

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FOR READERS Today’s reader topic comes from QSFer Tracy Timmons-Gray: Since we need more books including characters with different abilities (mental and physical), what disabilities would you like to see a Main Character have/represent in a story? What would you like to see most? And what are some examples of this, done well? Writers: This is a reader chat – you are welcome to join it, but please do not reference your own works directly. Thanks! Join the chat

Special Needs in Strange Worlds

J. Kathleen Cheney

Writers always try to research things when we write about them. When I wrote about a character who had suffered an amputation during war time, I tried to do my due diligence, reading up on how characters who endured a Civil War Era amputation survived the surgery, the infection, and the terrible conditions. And then there’s the struggle to live on with the change in one’s state, both the physical and mental aspects of that. In a piece I’ve been working on, I have a character with an amputated arm. (The setting is 1815 Russia, but the medical process then … Read more