Celeste Rita Baker, someone I LITERALLY broke into the industry, is nominated for a World Fantasy Award…!

Someone I LITERALLY broke into the industry is nominated for a WORLD FANTASY AWARD…!!!
CELESTE RITA BAKER!

Someone banned me from their stream earlier because they thought I was advertising my going to stream on their channel, and now this… all in one day. I had a shrink appointment.
Oh my gooodddd…
I can’t.
What a WAY to shock you out of a depressive FUNK…!

CBC Ottawa’s All in a Day interviews me!

All in a Day show with Alan Neal interviews me and bestselling author Waubgeshig Rice!
We did a Can-Con virtual convention panel titled “Tales from Home” afterwards.
Check out the CBC interview:
https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-92-all-in-a-day/clip/15836290-tales-home-tonya-liburd-waubgeshig-rice

Canadian Authors – Toronto events featuring me

Canadian Authors – Toronto branch had an open mic on Friday that I ALMOST didn’t attend…
Holy Geez;

imagine if I didn’t go…?

Then I got invited to talk in the Women In Horror Month episode of their podcast!

You can find the podcast episode at:

PODBEAN: Episode # 10: The Women in Horror Show (podbean.com)
GOOGLE PODCAST: Words with Writers Podcast – Episode # 10: The Women in Horror Show (google.com)
APPLE PODCAST: Episode #10 : The Women In Horror Show

I’m being published in two magazines this January!

My reprint, “The Ace Of Knives”, is reprinted in Apex magazine!
I’ve had the honour of having both Nisi Shawl use it in her Writing The Other workshops, and Tananarive Due has used it as well, in her Black Horror course in UCLA. In both cases my story was used as an example of code-switching.

I have Rachel Nussbaum to thank, for if it wasn’t for her asking to interview me for an interview series she was doing on he Facebook page, Maurice Broaddus’ attention wouldn’t have been caught, and I wouldn’t have been reprinted.

I’m happy it gets such a great opportunity for reprinting!
It will be available for reading on Jan. 16th.
https://www.apex-magazine.com

Speaking of code-switching, I had originally conceived of “10 Steps To A Whole New You” walking back from rescuing an injured starling and handing it in to The Humane Society, near Queen and Broadview, around the middle of December last year, and had planned to do this story as an assignment to turn in as part of Richard Thomas’ Short Story Mechanics class. Based on how the course was designed, that didn’t work out. But I still wanted to work on it, seeing as I had never done a story in this way before. Writing a story in complete Patois had been done; heck, I’d spearheaded the way for SFF stories written in complete Patois, which is basically an English creole unique to the Caribbean, and it varies distinctly from island to island. Writing small segments of a story in Patois I’d done in The Ace Of Knives, for example. But actively switching between standard English and Patois? I hadn’t seen that done yet. So I’m assuming that’s how it got started, because I’m always striving to do something I hadn’t done previously in my work.

Fantasy Magazine will have it available for reading… and I also did the narration!… on the 19th.
https://www.fantasy-magazine.com