Nothing Without Us- An Aurora Nominee!

I’m super excited!

Nothing Without Us has been nominated for an Aurora Award for Best Related Work. This anthology of short stories is so important to me. It features my short story The Descent and I couldn’t be more thrilled!

Nothing Without Us is an anthology of short stories that are written by authors who deal with disability, mental illness or are neurodiverse. Here’s a bit about the book:

We are the heroes, not the sidekicks.

“Can you recommend fiction that has main characters who are like us?” This is a question we who are disabled, Deaf, neurodiverse, Spoonie, and/or who manage mental illness ask way too often. Typically, we’re faced with stories about us crafted by people who really don’t get us. We’re turned into pathetic, tragic souls; we merely exist to inspire the abled main characters to thrive; or even worse, we’re to overcome “what’s wrong with us” and be cured.

Nothing Without Us combines both realistic and speculative fiction, starring protagonists who are written “by us and for us.” From hospital halls to jungle villages, from within the fantastical plane to deep into outer space, our heroes take us on a journey, make us think, and prompt us to cheer them on.

These are bold tales, told in our voices, which are important for everyone to experience.

You can get your copy here:

Voting for the Aurora Awards

I’m just so thrilled that a book containing my story has been nominated! I’m doing a happy dance for sure!

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