10 Reasons to Romanticize the Donkey - SFWA Blog Post (Jan 29, 2018)

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I am delighted to share with you a blog I recently wrote for SFWA (Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America).   As many of you know, in addition to writing, publishing and consulting, I live a secret life as a Fairy Godmother to all creatures great and small.  My husband and I live on a small horse farm in beautiful Bucks County, PA and we share our home with all manner of pets and transient guests - including a multitude of ghosts - all of whom just kind of show up and either take their rest and leave or, well, stay.  We don’t have much say in all of this.  I suspect there is a secret council that deliberates on the outcome for these visitiors and we simply count ourselves lucky to aquiese to their decisions on such matters.  This, combined with my many years as a veterinary technician, has given me a unique perspective on animals and how to represent them accurately in fiction while giving them a broader role and agency. 

Enjoy the read and please leave comments here or on the SFWA site -  I always want to know what you think and what else you’d like to read about. If you are a SF/F writer, then you should absolutely be a member of this incredible non-profit writer’s resource and advocacy group. 

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Me and my girl

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Unicorn Cindy! (Note the silver hooves)

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