I discovered this intriguing bit of werecat mythology while doing research for the forthcoming, final installment of my Werecat series: The Sim Ru Prophecy. In Chavin culture, a pre-Incan civilization that resided in the region of modern day Peru, potters made clay jars shaped like seated, curled cats. Like ancient Amerindian artwork elsewhere, the cat’s head is exaggerated, almost cartoonish, but the rosette spots are suggestive of the jaguar, which thrived in the region at the time.
I’m joining with thousands of writers across the country and around the world in the Writers Resist: #WriteOurDemocracy campaign.
I haven’t shared my thoughts on the U.S. presidential election here at my website, though those of you who follow me on Twitter have seen that I have had plenty to say.
It’s that great time of the year when the American Library Association (ALA) celebrates the right to read without censorship. Here are some of my favorite “banned books.”
Over at Queer Sci Fi, the Hogwarts G.S.A. was inspired to write up a retrospective piece in tribute to author and activist Perry Moore.