We’re Pleased to Welcome Natacha Guyot!

A few weeks ago, the fabulous Natacha Guyot offered to guest post here and I, of course, said yes. πŸ™‚ We haven’t worked out a date for her first post to run yet, but when we do, you can be sure I will announce it ahead of time, it will be Star Wars-related, and you won’t want to miss it.natacha

Natacha is a French independent researcher, writer and public speaker. She works on Science Fiction, transmedia, gender studies, and fan communities and practices. She is also a vidder, bookworm, fangirl and feminist. She will be writing here about Science Fiction and female characters.

You can find more about her projects, including her upcoming books Women in Science Fiction Television (Scarecrow Press, 2015) and A Galaxy of Possibilities: Representation and Storytelling in Star Wars (Self-Published, 2015) at natachaguyot.org.

Natacha and I have been chatting on the Internet for almost a year, and she hosted not just one, but two of the Feminist Friday discussions last year. She’s actually the first person I met through WordPress who offered to guest post here, but we decided to run her Feminist Friday posts at Science Fiction, Transmedia, and Fandom instead.

SF, TM, FDNatacha has a standing invitation to guest blog, so you never know when you might see a post from her hereΒ  πŸ˜‰

You can Tweet with Natacha @natachaguyot. If you want to know even more about her, check out this Q&A she did with @RonovanWrites for LitWorldInterviews in November.

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Meet Melissa Barker-Simpson, and prepare for some Arrow!

I am thrilled to announce that author and blogger extraordinare Melissa Barker-Simpson has joined the mighty mbsimpsonSourcerer crew for 2015. Melissa is a writer, a sign language interpreter and a mother. She is also a movie buff who loves superheroes and all things fantasy. She runs a fabulous writing blog. If you’re looking for writing prompts to help you get going, check out her Writing Room 101. You might also find reviews and interviews there πŸ˜‰

Melissa has graciously agreed to review Arrow here. (Yes, I just said Arrow!) And you know how much we love TV reviews with comics tie-ins around this place. πŸ˜€

Arrow-arrow-cw-fanpopShe’s also working on an occasional, just-for-fun series. That one will be better if we let the details be a surprise, so I’ll just say the concept is brilliant and leave it at that for now. Look for Melissa’s posts to begin once we get a little closer to the Arrow mid-season premiere on January 21.

You can find information about Melissa’s books at her blog, which includes her author page. She also has a Facebook page and tweets @mbarkersimpson.

Melissa and I met a while ago through mutual friends. We did a word sprint together. When I advertised for early-week contributors back in the fall, we struck up a conversation. I’m glad we did, and I am oh so happy to have her aboard.

Arrow image: Free wallpaper from Fanpop.