Kieran Wisser

I'm a YA/NA author who likes pina coladas and getting caught in the rain. Author of Adamant

kieranwritesbooks:

Hello! Long time no see… 

Well, did you download Adamant only to find that it was pretty full of errors and that it was really hard for you to read because of it? 

Well, I fixed it! Both the paperback and Kindle editions of the book have been edited, inside and out. They’re a lot less distracting and actually readable now :) 

I can’t really help the people that have already bought the book other than to send you an updated PDF of the book if you really need a new copy and you’d like to give me and Kate another chance! Just go into the contact section of this blog and email me for a fresh PDF. 

Hello! Long time no see… 

Well, did you download Adamant only to find that it was pretty full of errors and that it was really hard for you to read because of it? 

Well, I fixed it! Both the paperback and Kindle editions of the book have been edited, inside and out. They’re a lot less distracting and actually readable now :) 

I can’t really help the people that have already bought the book other than to send you an updated PDF of the book if you really need a new copy and you’d like to give me and Kate another chance! Just go into the contact section of this blog and email me for a fresh PDF. 

Possibilities

elloellenoh:

medievalpoc:

Today on medievalpoc we brainstormed historically accurate Asian women as Robin Hood in Medieval England, with possible Trotula the Medieval gynecologist as a Merry Woman, touched on 30 ways to become An Immortal from a non-Western perspective (including eating mermaid meat!), revisited the accurately diverse demographics of the Caribbean and possibilities thereof (including LGBT pirates), saw some average peasants of color from the Renaissance doing their peasant thing, learned about the legendary beauty of an enslaved man named Paul in Pre-Revolutionary France, attempted to clarify the sociopolitical nuances of terminology, religion and race in 16th century Spain and Portugal, and called out Gilgamesh for being a raging tryhard.

^ In one day. Which is kinda the point here-and why I can be pretty critical of how we see the same things over and over and over in Medieval style fantasy media.

No writer or creator is limited by history or “historical accuracy”.

Anything you can possibly imagine has a historical precedent.

I find that prospect absolutely thrilling, and I hope you do, too.

Agree 100% and thank you!!

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Anonymous asked: Do you have any recommended reading? :)

radicalvulnerability:

Ofcourse azizam! Since you didn’t specify what you’re looking for I’m just going to give you some of my favourites. 

Feminist readings

Crucial Sontag Readings

Crucial Baudelaire Readings

Crucial Rilke Readings

Poetry

Other: My favourite tragedy is Antigone and my favourite comedy is Lysistrata. My favourite Shakespeare play is Macbeth. I’m a huge fan of Proust and also Barthes, who wrote The Pleasure of the Text. I’m planning on tackling the ever daunting War and Peace this summer, along with Dante’s Divine Comedy. This and this helps me on rough days. Hope you enjoy them!

I got a REALLY REALLY helpful new review! I will definitely be taking it into account and actually just this morning wrote a conversation in Iron in which Kate’s bisexuality is actually stated, word and all. 

Kate identifies, like I do, as queer/bisexual, so those are the words that get used.

This is another case of me thinking that heavy hinting was enough (particularly for the audience I was shooting for), and it wasn’t, and I apologize for that. As a queer woman myself, I know just how important language and terminology can be. 

Also, to Lauren! (spoilers below for people that have already read)

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auggusst:

twoheartsneverlie:

sannapersikka:

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Oh my god that is the cutest thing ever

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