When award-winning author Mary Anne Mohanraj learned she had breast cancer, she immediately began recording the details in her blog. Tornado is her honest, day-by-day account of diagnosis, chemo, surgery, radiation, and reconstruction, over a three-year period.

One out of eight women gets breast cancer. You know someone who has it, or work with someone, or may have been diagnosed yourself. This is a book for all of us, but especially for anyone facing a breast cancer diagnosis for yourself, or for someone you love.

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I did make these phone cases

While I was up at the workshop last week, I knew I’d have some time when I was tired of talking and also of staring at computer screens, so I brought along my big folder of botanicals and some resin projects. I didn’t get a lot done in the end — too busy talking to people. 🙂 But I did make these phone cases — iPhone 13 Pro Max. I’m working at Berwyn Sprout 10-3

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Publishing question

Publishing question — it looks like authors can access their print Nielsen Bookscan numbers for the past two years (on some of their titles, at least), through Amazon. How would I go about getting access to the full Nielsen numbers going back further? Is that possible? And does Nielsen only do print? Does anyone do this for ebooks? Thanks!

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The story of

Mary Anne Mohanraj

Mary Anne Mohanraj is author of A Feast of Serendib, Bodies in Motion, The Stars Change, and twelve other titles. Other recent publications include stories for George R.R. Martin’s Wild Cards series, Perennial: A Garden Romance (Tincture), stories at Clarkesworld, Asimov’s, and Lightspeed, and an essay in Roxane Gay’s Unruly Bodies.


Mohanraj founded Hugo-nominated and World Fantasy Award-winning speculative literature magazine Strange Horizons, and serves as Executive Director of both DesiLit ( and the Speculative Literature Foundation (  She is Clinical Associate Professor of fiction and literature at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Books Published

Current Books Progress

Vegan Serendib 99%
Jump Space 95%
Cancer Log 50%