Exciting Announcement

Hello everybody!

Interviews shall resume next week (and I still need more, so please keep sending those interview requests!).

Today I have an exciting announcement about an upcoming appearance.

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Yours truly is going to be in Artist Alley at Ace Comic Con with my series The Shape Shifter Chronicles! I’m super excited about this show because it’s freaking massive. I love meeting readers and fellow aces at these shows. And I’m also going to be table neighbors with a fellow ace artist, who was actually featured on this site a while back (Hallopino: Tumblr & WordPress).

Here’s the message that was sent with this shiny social media badge: “I am thrilled to announce I will be appearing at @acecomiccon Midwest at Chicago’s Navy Pier October 12-14th alongside Tom Hiddleston, Josh Brolin, & many more for an amazing weekend! Want to join us? Get your tix here: http://ow.ly/uqjO30l7DOf #acecomiccon”

It’s going to be a great show.

If you’re planning on attending, please drop by Artist Alley and say hi!

Thanks, everybody!

ADDENDUM: Ace Comic Con has nothing to do with asexuality. Rather that’s more a hilarious coincidence :-p

Personal Signal Boost

Hello all!

I hope you won’t mind a small personal signal boost.

I have been working so, so hard on my fifth novel and the release date is fast approaching (I seriously can’t believe it).

As part of the release, there’s going to be a cover reveal happening on the 28th and I would love it if some of you were able to help me reveal the cover. That would be such a great start to 2017!

Here’s what was written on the Snowy Wings Facebook page: Help reveal the cover of Lauren Jankowski‘s newest fantasy novel, THE DWELLING OF EKHIDNA, coming in January! Learn more about the book and sign up for the reveal here: https://goo.gl/forms/dfke77F1zQ0WfKdA2

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As I mentioned before, I’m now publishing with Snowy Wings Publishing. It’s a new group and it promises to be simply amazing.

As part of their launch, they’re putting together a Street Team to help get the word out about our upcoming releases. It’s a great opportunity to get behind the scenes looks and special goodies, perfect if you’re a book fanatic.

From their Facebook page: Did you hear? We opened doors to our brand new Street Team, The Snow Angels!

Join us at http://streetteam.snowywingspublishing.com

Get ARCs, direct access to the authors, first looks, behind the scenes, exclusive stories and content, events, games, challenges, AND the ability to earn feathers for your wings which you can redeem as prizes (small things all the way up to big things like signed books) Trust us, you don’t want to miss you!

If you’re a book lover, trust me, this is for you 🙂

Thank you, everybody!

Signal Boost: Embraceable

Hello all!

This is a bit of a personal signal boost, so I apologize if I’m all over the place. I’m just ridiculously excited.

Shortly after I started Asexual Artists, I was contacted by August McLaughlin. August is the host of the radio program “Girl Boner Radio” (available on iTunes) for a segment she was doing on asexuality. She had found me on Twitter and wanted to know if she could interview me. I must admit, I was more than a little nervous: the sex positivity movement has often been rather indifferent towards the asexual community, occasionally even hostile. However, August was quite reassuring and I was impressed with her. So I agreed.

To date, it was one of the most pleasant and respectful interviews I’ve ever had the pleasure to participate in. August did her homework, didn’t ask any dehumanizing questions, and was the most professional and friendly interviewer. I walked away from the interview feeling empowered and I hoped that I had been a worthwhile interviewee.

Shortly after that wonderful interview experience, August approached me again and asked if I would be interested in contributing an essay to a book she was putting together about women’s sexuality. I was absolutely stunned and it took me maybe half a second to accept the offer.

I hadn’t really thought about how difficult the essay would be to write. I had to revisit a rather painful time in my life, what I frequently refer to as my “closet days.” However, I knew it was important that I do so. I finished the essay and sent it to August, who has done an absolutely phenomenal job with this book.

Embraceable was released on Kindle last Sunday (it will probably come out in paperback in early January). You can get a copy here. I realize that I’m quite biased, but it is truly an awesome book.

Let me tell you why this is really incredible: it is extremely rare for an openly asexual woman to be included in any kind of feminist anthology, let alone one concerning sex positivity. Guys, that’s super awesome!

I will forever be grateful to August for this opportunity. She’s exactly what a good ally looks like: she used her platform to highlight asexual voices, rather than talk over them. I am continually impressed with her own activism (Girl Boner is quite an interesting show, which covers a variety of subjects). She has done a spectacular job putting this book together and deserves a standing ovation for it. You can find out more about August and her own work on her personal website: https://augustmclaughlin.wordpress.com/

I hope some of you will check out the book. If you’re wondering how I got my start or why I created Asexual Artists, the story is in Embraceable.

Thank you.

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