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To Valentine...or not

Amy Leibowitz culture current events Valentine’s Day

Ah, love...it’s in the air this time of year. Hearts and flowers and advertising for how to best show your sweetheart you care. Dinner dates and candy with cute sayings and the reddest roses. Wine, chocolate, and tasteful gifts.

But what if all of it is meaningless to some people?

There are lots of reasons folks might not like Valentine’s Day. Obviously, if that’s a person’s thing, we shouldn’t yuck on their yum. Go for it, have a great time and enjoy the special day with the one (or ones) you love.

We...

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2019: A Wrap-Up

Amy Leibowitz available now awards books coming soon culture new releases politics year in review

It’s the cusp of a new decade (okay, I realize not exactly, but most people see it that way). It’s been quite a year.

 



It’s been rocky in the book world lately, and indeed in the world at large. We’re all feeling the strain of recent events, whether in the physical environment, the political sphere, or our workplace.

For me, books have always been my happy place. Sometimes, we just need to escape to somewhere else for a while. We need to know that the good guys will defeat the evil forces....

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What If We Do Wait?

Amy Leibowitz culture own voices representation sensitivity social justice writing

Recently, I shared the above meme. The text of the main point reads:

i really like the advice "write marginalized characters but don’t write about marginalization unless you experience it"
absolutely i think cis people should expand their horizons and write trans characters, but they shouldn’t write stories about being trans. likewise I think allistic/NT authors should write about autistic characters! but not stories about being autistic.
represent us. absolutely. but don’t tell our stories. let us do that.

Some people took this to mean hetero-washing or...

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Ship Wrecked

Amy Leibowitz culture fan fiction media television

If you’re anything like me, you might be a fan of things that are quirky, weird, and funny, with a healthy dose of fantasy. That’s a big part of what interests me about television like Netflix’s Stranger Things and Amazon’s Good Omens. (And the book too, for the latter.) Despite some problematic elements, and the ongoing issues with the author, it’s also why I loved Harry Potter.

And if you’re like me, you might also take an interest in what fans and fan communities are saying about those shows (or books). Which means...

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