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This is my very private personal blog and it remains infinitely more popular than my official author blog where I try to come off as a real live professional person/ author.

I'm Mik. I have a love affair with Impalas. I am afraid of spiders and alcoholics. I am a yogurt connoisseur. Future meta-magician. Former logic clinician. Former model. Former bookstore owner. Some other stuff. Currently mother, author, freelance editor and editor for Kleft Jaw Press.

Testimonial from a former roommate:
"Living with you was like living with a quiet little opinionated deer person who floated around like a ghost and said smart/nutso things and ate seaweed. "

I divide my time between Boulder, Colorado and Wichita, Kansas. I love mountains. I love hiking. I read and write. I raise my daughter to the best of my ability. I have lupus and have defeated early-stage cancer twice, so I pretty much fully support the use of medical marijuana.

 

Can you guys help me out with a signal boost?

My bookstore, Barinfood, is hosting an event a week from today (Saturday, May 11th, at 3pm) for trans* individuals, and their family, friends, and significant others. It is a book reception and meet-and-greet for Eleanor Hubbard and Cameron Whitley’s recent book Trans Kin, a compilation of resources and anthology of experiences of the family, friends, and significant others of trans* individuals. 

Eleanor and Cameron’s hope, in publishing the book, was to reach out to the family, friends, and significant others of trans* individuals and to help them understand what their loved one is going through and that they are not alone. By assisting the loved ones of trans* individuals, they hope that the loved ones will be more supportive, and that trans* individuals will benefit from increased support systems. 

If you’re in the Boulder or Longmont area, I really hope you will be able to make it out! Even if you are not trans* or the family or friend of a trans* individual, I hope you’ll be interested in showing your support. 

More info is one the Facebook event, and please, even if you don’t reblog this post, please RSVP and invite your friends. By doing so, you really help us reach a greater number of people. If I can reach just one unaccepting mother, father, significant other, sibling, whatever… If I can reach just one person and help them to accept their loved one(s) just the way they are, I will consider this event a success. Thank you so much for your help.