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Guest Post At The Gimpy Geek – Star Trek And The Future of Disability

Guest Post At The Gimpy Geek – Star Trek And The Future of Disability

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Possibly Major Chameleon Moon Book 2: The Lifeline Signal Announcement (And Also LIFE/HEALTH)

If u’ve been following me, u know I recently suffered some hand nerve damage due to p deep cat bite on right/dominant hand (not her fault, she is Good). i already have increasing finger joint pain/early onset arthritis and it Cold As Heck. which = Pain. typing was already Slow. i still have reduced feeling… Continue reading Possibly Major Chameleon Moon Book 2: The Lifeline Signal Announcement (And Also LIFE/HEALTH)

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Book Review by Mel: Life Within Parole, by RoAnna Sylver

Originally posted on Just Love: Queer Book Reviews:
Life Within Parole, by RoAnna Sylver Series: Chameleon Moon Short Stories, Book #1 Release Date: November 11, 2016 Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Living in a city whose population has been quarantined and imprisoned over an eternally burning lake of fire isn’t what most people would…

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Life Within Parole, Volume 1 is available for Amazon Kindle (and *anything* with the app) now!

* * * Have fun! * * *

From the Back Cover:

Living in a city whose population has been quarantined and imprisoned over an eternally burning lake of fire isn’t what most people would call a ‘normal life.’ Then there are the superhuman abilities. Thousands of people with wings, scales, telepathy, sonic blasts – ‘normal’ seems long gone. But life goes on. Eventually, everyone discovers that life within Parole is just as real, meaningful, fun, frightening, mundane, and survivable, as any other. Sometimes it’s just a little more super-natural.

This collection of seven short stories from the universe of Chameleon Moon gives readers a look at everyday life in Parole, and the colorful, memorable, and thoroughly human characters who call it home.

1. The Library Ghost
2. Happy REGARDS
3. Runtime
4. Group Therapy
5. Phoenix Down
6. Un-Dead

7. Come Home Alone
8. “What You Remember,” theme to Chameleon Moon, Book 1
9. “Dream Sweet,” Memory Lullaby Waltz
Music

Happy Late Halloween, everyone! Time to Chase the Morning. Yield for Nothing.

I kind of missed doing anything for Halloween, so… Repo! time! 😀 Chase The Morning, video version. All 3 parts~ Dang this was fun. Super important song; I know it’s dark and kind of opposite to my usual style, but this show in general is really important to me for illness/disability reasons. And this felt so good. It’s been forever since I’ve sung a thing and did a video for it. Singing is… more important than I can easily say with words. (Which is why I have to sing them.)

Not as Elaborate as last Halloween’s Poor Unfortunate Souls, but even more meaningful.

I still have my voice. ❤

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Chameleon Moon: Book 1, Second Edition is Available from Amazon Now!

 It’s finally happened babies. Parole is back. They said we started out in a blaze of glory… And now we’re walking through the fire again.

That means…

Truly, deeply, this is a Life Highlight, and also a Gratitude Highlight. ❤

The super short version, in case anyone is seeing this for the first time:

Chameleon Moon (Book 1 of a series!) is an already-acclaimed and very cool book about LGBT/polyromantic/ace/disabled/neurodiverse people with super-abilities surviving a nightmarish, dystopian city precariously placed over a permanently burning lake of fire – which is terrifying, but I tried to make it chock full o’hope/love/rock n’roll (literally, this edition has songs I’m gonna do) and basically a rejection of grimdark/depressing trends and an affirmation that we can survive anything, and in fact, already are.

It was originally published through an independent Northwest publisher who unfortunately had to close their doors earlier in 2016 (a notoriously brutal year for small/indie publishing houses)… but I’m nowhere near done with this universe or this story, and after the rights reverted to me, I went to work rewriting and re-launching the series. The Chameleon Moon series has (at least) five books planned, as well as several short stories, and I fully plan to carry it out, as well as, eventually, audiobooks, graphic novels, and supplementary music, art, and other multimedia projects with fellow guest artists. (In short… it’s gonna be fun.)

But first, The Second Edition. This is Book One – better, harder, faster, stronger. (Our work is never over… but oh, this is a good first step. <3)

This new edition has several substantial updates – same basic plot, but a great deal of the book has been rewritten. In very, very good ways I think. Some of these changes are just because I’ve grown a lot as a writer in 3 years, but most of them are because I am a happier/braver/healthier person, both emotionally and physically because I got several chronic illnesses treated. And wow, less pain = better writing!).

These include (but aren’t limited to; there’s a lot) on-page #confirmed asexual main character, Even More Poly than before (and it already had a superheroine lesbian triad), another main character using they/them pronouns (they were always nonbinary but now their pronouns fit them a lot better), and… just a lot more. The story is deeper, richer, more meaningful (to me personally, and those who have read it agree, if this means anything), and a lot more worldbuilding things/expanding/hinting at Book 2 (out in December!).

…I’m just happy. Everything has gone incredibly successfully so far (I mean ‘incredibly;’ I really can’t believe it) from the cover art contest to the reception, and I can’t wait for the short story compilation in November, and Book 2.

Thank you. So much. Wow. I can’t begin to thank you enough. But I’ll keep trying every day. (My work is never over. I’ll keep trying to make every word better, harder, faster… Your support and love makes me stronger.)

 

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Chameleon Moon: Second Edition is now available for pre-order on Amazon!

Releases OCTOBER 11th! UNTIL OCTOBER 1st, send me proof of your pre-order and get CM Prequel Short Story ‘Runtime‘ for Free! If you’re seeing this for the first time, I’m RoAnna Sylver and Chameleon Moon is my really cool book about a bunch of LGBTQA (all of em), disabled, neurodivergent, poly people with super-abilities trapped in a perma-burning… Continue reading Chameleon Moon: Second Edition is now available for pre-order on Amazon!