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New blog at Oktopus Ink: Celebrating APIA SF/F authors!

I’ve got a new post up at the Oktopus Ink blog!

In honor of May’s Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, I listed 8 science fiction and fantasy books by American authors of Asian or Pacific Islander heritage to check out.

Find the whole list here.

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New blog at Oktopus Ink

This is a week out – but it’s Tuesday again, so I can share my Top 8 Tuesday post from the Oktopus Ink blog!

This month, I talked about 8 science fiction novels by female authors that have had an influence on who I am as a writer and a reader.

At Oktopus Ink, our mission is to publish science fiction and fantasy for young adult and new adult audiences that address the diversity we see reflected in the world around us.  Each member of our team has their own reasons for this, but in my case, it’s because diverse science fiction has always driven me to think harder about the things in my own world.

Check it out here!

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Oktopus Ink logo created by Cristina Lopez

There are a lot of exciting things going on at the start of a new year, but for me, this year’s exciting thing is a little different from usual: I can finally talk about the new project I’ve been invited to work on, a publishing company called Oktopus Ink.

Oktopus Ink will publish young adult and new adult science fiction and fantasy featuring diverse characters, especially diverse protagonists.  The editors are especially looking for LGBT+ characters, characters of color, and characters who represent diversity of ability, though OI will also be interested in books with non-Western settings and representing diverse religious beliefs as well.

If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll probably know that diversity in entertainment is something I’m incredibly passionate about.  I’m incredibly excited to be on the OI team, and I’m looking forward to the work we’ll publish.

(Find out more about Oktopus Ink after the jump!)

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