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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Go, little dehydrator, go.

I had a bad headache and a slight fever earlier today, and was good for nothing until 3 or so. But started feeling a bit better at that point, so did a little bit of crafting. I have SO MUCH computer work that’s due in the next week, but I just couldn’t concentrate on any of it. Slicing fruit, though, was within my capability. Go, little dehydrator, go.

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Yes, it took me at least 30 minutes to do the chalk sign

Hey, folks — I’m doing a little 30% cookbook sale at Sprout this weekend, in celebration of Sri Lankan New Year, which is this weekend. Discount taken at register on checkout, sale is live now, through Sunday April 15. (Yes, it took me at least 30 minutes to do the chalk sign. But I’m getting better at them, I think. Serif font! 🙂 )

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Flowers just EVERYWHERE

The Thalia white daffodils are out in force — they spread in my zone, so I’ll be digging up the bigger bunches soon and placing some elsewhere in the garden, and giving some away. Redbud and plum trees starting to bloom. The garden is really wacky right now — flowers just EVERYWHERE. This is probably the most floriferous week in my garden — hopefully it makes all the pollinators happy. It makes me happy. 🙂

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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%