The Two Gay Geeks 🏳️🌈 have a chat with Marcy Rockwell who writes under the name Marsheila Rockwell. We chat about how she got into writing as well as her current work. Marcy writes in the fantasy genre and also writes poetry and she tells us where her work can be found. Have a listen and we hope you enjoy this as much as we did.
About Marsheila “Marcy” Rockwell
Multiple Scribe and Rhysling Award nominee Marsheila (Marcy) Rockwell is the author of twelve books to date. Her work includes 7 SYKOS, a near future SF/H thriller co-written with writing partner/husband Jeff Mariotte; The Shard Axe series, the only official novels that tie into the popular fantasy MMORPG, Dungeons & Dragons Online; two collections; dozens of short stories and poems; multiple articles on writing and the writing process; and a handful of comic book scripts. She is also a disabled pediatric cancer and mental health awareness advocate, and a reconnecting Chippewa/Métis. She resides in the Valley of the Sun, where she writes dark fiction and poetry in a home she and her family have dubbed ‘Redwall.’ Find out more here: http://www.marsheilarockwell.com/ or follow her on Twitter at @MarcyRockwell.
The rights to the Renegade Legion game system have been acquired by Budgie Smuggler Games, and one of the things they are doing to promote it is a prose anthology called Voices of Varuna. I have a story in it called “Stepping Stones,” which is about colonization and assimilation, but from the Native POV (I am Chippewa/Métis, so this is a subject near and dear). I’ll attach a cover, and here are the buy links, in case you want to put that info anywhere.
Turning the Tied is a charity anthology; all proceeds support the World Literacy Foundation.
this is the anthology that has Marcy’s Ozma story (it’s called “A Prisoner Freed in Oz”):
“I learned to read when I was three, and the first book I can remember reading is Ozma of Oz. The first character I can remember wanting to be is Ozma—beautiful, wise, kind, powerful, but still just a kid like me. When I saw she was one of the characters available for this anthology, I jumped at the chance to write about her.
Ozma is arguably one of modern SFF’s first transgender characters. I knew I wanted to write about that aspect of her identity because of a young transgender girl I love very much who recently came out to me. I wanted to write a story affirming her and all transgender kids that was still very much an Oz story. I hope I’ve succeeded.”
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- TG Geeks Episode 325
- TG Geeks Episode 328
- Hamish Downie’s Five Questions With – McKegg Collins
- Andrea’s Angle | Without Remorse Delivers A Stale Story, But With Emotional Acting
- Hamish Downie’s Five Questions With Ace Artemis
- Becoming Cruella Featurette Released to Tease Movie Premiere May 28th
- Hamish Downie’s News Sushi #117: Morsels of News From Japan and Beyond
- Nerdy Chupacabras #050
- DaVette “Sees” Movies | Cruella – (not) An Origin Story
- Julia Scotti: Funny That Way – A Documentary by Susan Sandler
- The Boss Baby: Family Business in Theaters and on Peacock July 2nd
- Hamish Downie’s Five Questions With Belle Adams
- This Got Made hosted by Carlton Tetley – Season 2: Episode M – Fun N’ Games
- The Arkle Times Post Dispatch News – The Human Arkle on Twitter @arkle — Be sure to take a look at Arkle’s other venture: Arkle Studios presents Shameless Cash Grab
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