Month: January 2017

The Price of Silence

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photo credit: glennshootspeople We Are The 99% (2 of 27) via photopin (license)

I’ve started posts about the new political regime a dozen times and stopped. Partly because I didn’t have much to say others haven’t said far more eloquently already, partly because once I get going I’ll just rant until I can’t stop. Partly because I’m afraid.

The day after the inauguration, America saw its single largest political demonstration since the civil war. Millions of women across all seven continents went out and they marched. It was an incredibly moving, powerful, and unifying sight. Continue reading →

Posted by Kate Aaron in Tales from the Darkside

Dark and Difficult Times

Back in November, a couple of days after the election, I was asked to take part in a spotlight series on Wrote Podcast about American politics under a Trump regime. I happily agreed (parts one and two are online now) and it’s going to be a monthly thing we do for the foreseeable future. Remember the Weasley’s Potterwatch pirate radio station? It’s like that but with angry queers. Continue reading →

Posted by Kate Aaron in Tales from the Darkside

The Patreon Dilemma

patreon_navigation_logo_mini_orange The Patreon DilemmaThere has been some controversy recently about authors signing up for Patreon. For those who don’t know, Patreon is a site where people can sign up to support creators (not just authors, but photographers and artists, musicians, models… you name it) by pledging them a fixed amount of money every month. Most Patreons start at $1 or $3, and can go all the way up to hundreds of dollars per month.

I’ll be honest, I’ve been considering it for a long time, but I hadn’t taken the plunge because getting a Patreon involves two things: 1. Talking about money, and 2. Swallowing my pride. Let me explain. Continue reading →

Posted by Kate Aaron in Living the Dream

Great Expectations: 2017

SL-cover Great Expectations: 2017So, 2016 was crappy. I released one book, Dom on the Side, and while I’m pleased with it, I wanted to do more. *hangs head* But this will not be a post about The Year that Must Not Be Named. Instead, here’s what I’ve got planned for 2017. Continue reading →

Posted by Kate Aaron in Living the Dream