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Good morning, all! I can’t believe how quickly June went by, but today is release day for Giving Best the second installment in the Foxes of Synn summer serial!

Giving Best is the story of Cleo Malimore’s first challenge as a Ranger: defending her home and family while maintaining her commitment against physical violence.

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#RedefiningDisability Awareness Challenge — Week Six

Originally posted on The Rattling Bones:

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Every Monday for the next 47 weeks, I will be participating in Rose Fischer’s Redefining Disability Awareness Challenge. It is my hope that by sharing my stories about my disability of mental illness, that I can be a beacon of hope to others suffering the same debilitating illness.


Are your activities of daily living affected by disability?

The problem with mental illness as a disability is that since there aren’t any physical issues, generally, most people don’t understand why it is hard to get out of bed, take a shower, work a job, take care of a family, and do every day activities.

Depression steals your life away from you. You lose interest in ordinary daily activities, hobbies, associating with others, and sometimes with living. From my own perspective, my mind constantly feeds me negative thoughts, those thoughts create a huge cloud of worry and doubt over me and…

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Free on Amazon: Fox. Hunting (Fantasy Serial)

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One more day free, folks!

Originally posted on Rose B Fischer:

Generations ago, the world of Synn was ruled by foxes. Now only the Malimore family remains to protect the Kheldor Mountains in the North. This summer, join the Malimores in a new science fantasy serial by Rose B. Fischer.

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Diana is really mad at me about this, but I’m giving her story away for free this weekend to celebrate the Fourth of July.  Enjoy!

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Anne of Ingleside – Review

Originally posted on Order of Dynast:

Anne of Ingleside
L.M. Montgomery
1939

Better late than never! To continue the #greengablesreadalong challenge, I dove into Anne of Ingleside.

I’ve noticed a trend in the last couple of Anne books, mostly dealing with the society of women and what is expected of them. I do not agree with the society, but I’ve learned and come to accept that was the era these books were written in, so close to the time when women were fighting for the vote in Canada. It is a part of our history and we must realize that times were different in the past and learn from them for the future.

It was because I had these uncomfortable feelings with the past two books that I went into Anne of Ingleside a little worried. This was my second time reading it and I did not remember much. I was worried that there will be…

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Free on Amazon: Fox. Hunting (Fantasy Serial)

Generations ago, the world of Synn was ruled by foxes. Now only the Malimore family remains to protect the Kheldor Mountains in the North. This summer, join the Malimores in a new science fantasy serial by Rose B. Fischer.

download

Click to download free on Amazon

Diana is really mad at me about this, but I’m giving her story away for free this weekend to celebrate the Fourth of July.  Enjoy!

Feminist Friday: The Myth of “Girl Stories”

Originally posted on Eclectic Alli:

When I asked my friends for fantasy book recommendations for an 11 year old, they had many wonderful  suggestions.  I hadn’t mentioned the gender of the child in the original post and a few posters made assumptions which appeared to influence the recommendations they gave (much to their chagrin).  When I noticed this was happening I pointed it out, and that led into some great conversation.  One friend, Lynn, had recommended books that her son enjoyed, but noted that she “assumed the child in question was a girl, but only because she liked the Princess Bride — interesting huh?  I kind of hate to admit that.”

“It’s incredibly frustrating that parents, educators, and librarians continue to say that boys don’t have to read books that center on girls. There’s no reason that boys can’t empathize with girls, other than that we don’t teach them to. And as we continue to not teach them…

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Redefining Disability Challenge – Question 20

Originally posted on DeeScribes:

Each Wednesday, I post my response to a question from the Redefining Disability Challenge. This is my response to the twentieth question in the Challenge. As usual, I am not looking ahead to future questions, so I may inadvertently address some topics which will come up later in the Challenge.

Here is this week’s question:

Do you have preferred language when it comes to disability?

I have been waiting for the “language question.” As a speech-language pathologist, I recognize the importance of language. As a person with a disability, I am particularly sensitive to language used to describe me and others like me who live with disability. As you read this post today, please remember I am writing from my point of view and not on behalf of all people with disabilities. Language is important to many, and there is more to using respectful language than just being “politically correct.”

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