So far I have 2 publishing credits in 2018:
“Wampum Writing” is a non-fiction piece that’s been accepted in the indigenous anthology: Voice:Appropriation and Representation in Canada. I received the check for it. It’s a historical piece and not related to my scifi and fantasy works, but I couldn’t help expressing my opinion on this issue.
“Welcome, Furries” has been accepted into FurPlanet’s Exploring New Places anthology. It’s about spoiled cat aliens.
Nationality: New World (Turtle Island)
The man’s given name was crossed out and the word “Atotorah” was printed in red ink. Was Atotorah some black magic incantation?
I made my first reprint sale this week. “Pretty White Snake” will be in Augur magazine’s premiere issue.
Encyclopedia Of The Haudenosaunee by Bruce Elliott Johansen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I should say I am a Mohawk, which is one of the Haudensaunee member nations. This is a good primer on Haudenosaunee history, and made me aware of things that I didn’t know of before. It’s a good starting point, but shouldn’t be the end of research on the topics it raises. The author wanted to give a general overview so it served its purpose.
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Pauline: A Biography of Pauline Johnson by Betty Keller
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This biography was an enjoyable read, even if it felt like a required read to me because of my ethnic heritage. It took a lot of boldness for a woman raised as a Victorian lady to leave home and become a stage performer. even if she isn’t as bold a trailblazer as some modern feminists would prefer. Her half-breed status limited her options for marriage yet freed her to pursue a literary career. Both as her “Mohawk Princess” gimmick and for the fact that she couldn’t be kept at home if there was no one willing to offer her an establishment. Her older sister had to find work outside the home to support herself, and Pauline’s means of support was more glamorous than others. I feel her contributions to Canadian literature get ignored by women’s studies because she was too busy making a living during her lifetime to be a campaigner of women’s rights.
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“Birth of Legends” has been accepted into the In Our Own Aboriginal Voice 2 anthology by Rebel Mountain Press. My choice of a graphic is a hint as to the main character of the story who became a celebrity in the early 20th century. We’ll see if I win any contest prizes, but I will at least get a copy of the anthology. I thought it’d be good to be in an indigenous anthology at this time in my writing career and submitted to it.