Katie Rose Guest Pryal

Novelist, Journalist, & Freelance Academic Freelance WritingNovels

The Racism False Equivalence Strikes Again

Image Alt Text: A Photograph of an empty classroom with chairs stacked on the desks. Image via Pixabay. I follow Bomani Jones on Twitter (and you should too), and this morning his feed alerted me to a news story about the firing of a Black, non-tenure-track (NTT)...

How To Write An Amazon Book Review

Authors depend on book reviews written by readers. If you read a lot of books, and you don't know this yet, you can read about why here, and here, and other places too. It's good information to have. Writers and readers have always had a close relationship, unless...

Disability Portrayal, a Hollywood Tragedy

Image Alt Text: A fisheye photograph of the Hollywood sign from the back at sunset. Creative Commons image via Pixabay. I was skimming through my Instagram, when I came across a recent post by my friend Tipsy Tullivan. (Tipsy is a pseudonym for a great writer who...

The Invisible Adjunct Hero at Kentucky

Image Alt-Text: The University of Kentucky Logo with the hand-written word FAIL in red across it.  A story recently broke about stolen exams at the University of Kentucky, how a student crawled through an air duct to steal a statistics final in order to cheat. He let...

Latest Monthly Missive: Daytime Moon

My latest monthly email missive, "Writing Isn't Sexy," just went out today, titled "Daytime Moon." Here's an excerpt: I was walking home from my favorite coffeeshop the other day and pow, there was a daytime moon straight ahead. You can't always see them here in NC...

Men Demand Things of Me

I woke up on International Women's Day to this: yet another demand (via email) by a man I do not know for free labor by me for his personal benefit. In this case, the man wanted free career coaching, something I do for money. Requests like these happen far more often...

We Are All Enemies of the State

Image Alt-Text: Monochrome photograph of a stone wall with a metal-barred window with one glass pane shattered. What does it mean for a presidential administration to declare itself at “war" with the U.S. media, to declare the U.S. media an “opposition party” and then...