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I check my Twitter and blog comments very very frequently, so those two avenues are the best way to get in touch with me. If not, you can send me an email at SC_Author (at) yahoo (dot) com.


  1. Is The Query Kombat contest still open for submissions?

  2. Yes! Check out the post for full details on formatting. May 22 is the day.

  3. I submitted to the IN WITH THE NEW contest and was following your Twitter feed throughout the selection process. During the review you sent out a tweet that I think may have been in reference to my book. It was encouraging and I’m always looking for feedback. If I asked, would you let me know if it was about my book?

  4. Do i need advice or someone to talk to?maybe both and my sixth sense picked you up. Lol.hope you are good.

  5. Meghana RanganathanAugust 26, 2015 at 10:35 AM

    Hi! I love this campaign and would love to participate! Is there any way I could write an article/guest post? Thank you so much for doing all of this, this is so important.

    -Meghana R.

    1. Thank you so much! Please shoot me an email!

  6. Like my mother and grandfather befor her I am part Native Amercian Indian without a tribe or much knowledge of our ancestors. I know I am part of a people who were horribly treated. I know that my childhood was hard because my grandfather was a half blood and one of the most hated races in the United States. I know I feel like a piece of me is missing and I know that I am a part of a group of people (part bloods) who are told to shut up about our Indian blood and we are laughed at and called wanna be princesses. I know something, but it feels like it's not enough. How do I handle this in my writing. I'm not a poc or own voice, (I don't think) but I am writing a fiction book about part bloods.
    So confused. A little advice from someone deep in the diverse books community would be great.
    I have thousands of hours of research and direct communications with many who identify as part blood and Indian.
    Joining a reservation/tribe was not always the way. In some cases it was a way to protection in numbers, but it does not mean that the blood line belonged to that tribe. I also know that if ancestors hide, ran or were not accepted by a tribe once arriving to a reservation during the removal they did not have their names on the Dawes rolls and no one in that blood line will ever be recognized as Native American Indian legally. Honestly, I don't need the government or anyone else to validate my blood line, but I really don't know if I can handle the attacks.
    I believe that the story I write is handed to me by my ancestors to write. I believe that I am to write it for them. It is only a story, but can and most likely will turn into a political nightmare.
    Writing contests pass over my ms because of sensitivity issues and I have had some published writers attack me over cultural sensitivity issues without even knowing who I was or what I was before speaking to that issue. (it's weird)
    I check the box on forms that says white, but It feels like I have to and that it is a lie. (in the early 1900 census, if you're neighbors didn't recognize you as Indian and even if you were, you could check white. And during the removal even if you were fully integrated into the white society you could lose everything and be marched along because of one drop blood rule.)
    Thanks for your time and hopefully insight