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Good Fiction Makes For A Better Reality wih J.M. Frey

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Good Fiction Makes For A Better Reality wih J.M. Frey

It's a rough world out there -- it can be unfriendly, misogynist, fatalistic, full of fear. You would think that science fiction and fantasy has nothing to do with what we have to deal with. Yet I would challenge you to think about it as a genre that opens you up to what is possible -- where the idea of tolerance, curiosity, the seemingly impossible and the eternally open mind is hailed as the way to the future. Join me with fanthrolopogist and award-winning science fiction/fantasy author J M Frey as we discuss how the view of SF/Fantasy has changed over the decades, and why it may just be the way to save the future.

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J.M. is an actor, voice actor, and SF/F author, fanthropologist and pop culture scholar. She’s appeared in podcasts, documentaries, and on television to discuss all things geeky through the lens of academia.

Her debut novel Triptych was nominated for two Lambda Literary Awards(SciFi/Fantasy/Spec Fic & Best Bisexual), nominated for the CBC Bookie Award – Best SciFi/Fantasy/Spec Fic (2011), was named one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2011 – #3 in SciFi/Fantasy/Horror (2011), was on The Advocate’s Best Overlooked Books of (2011) list, recieved an honourable mention at the London Book Festival in Science Fiction (2012) and won the San Francisco Book Festival for Science Fiction (2012).

Other publications include “The Moral of the Story” in Tesseracts 18 (Edge 2015), “The Twenty Seven Club” in Expiry Date (Edge  2014), “Hero is a Four Letter Word” (FastForeword, 2013), “On His Birthday, Reginald Got” (Kindle, 2013), ”Whose Doctor?” in Doctor Who In Time And Space (McFarland Press, 2013), “Maddening Science” inWhen the Villain Comes Home (Dragon Moon Press, 2012), ”The Once and Now-ish King” in When the  Hero Comes Home” (Dragon Moon Press, 2011), and The Dark Side Of The Glass,(Double Dragon  Press, June 2012). J.M. can be found in the documentaries “Leaving Mundania” (2011) and “The Maud Squad” (2011), as Sarah in ”Ext. 5683 (l-o-v-e)”, as various voices in the radio play “The Weight of Information”, and as the voice of Lillian H. Smith on the soundtrack for the musical “A Life in the Library” (2012). Frey’s pie-in-the-sky dream is to one day sing a duet with John Barrowman.

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About Corbie Mitleid:

Corbie Mitleid has been on the mystic’s path for over 30 years -- meeting challenges, always questioning, leading the “examined life.” It’s proved to her an essential Cosmic Truth: God gives all of us what we need for a life filled with miracles and joy, and as long as our hearts are open, whole, and aligned with our Source Energy, anything is possible. (And it never hurts to bring laughter on the path with us!) If she can share that blessing with you, she feels she's doing things right.

While she’s now a full time intuitive counselor and psychic medium, her career has encompassed positions as a professional actress, television producer, radio personality, executive recruiter and “power behind the throne” for a number of high-profile CEOs.  Corbie knows what it is to live life on a roller coaster with no brakes: she’s survived divorce, abuse, poverty and life-threatening illness, always maintaining her strength, courage and humor. “We have opportunities we can go after, and challenges to get past. After dancing with breast cancer three times, I learned that first-hand. My job is to give you the tools and courage to deal with both situations. Everything else is free will, and up to you!”

Corbie travels internationally, bringing insight, hope and encouragement to clients dealing with indecision, confusion, fear, even depression.  Now she expands her work to a worldwide radio audience.  Listen, connect, and cross the bridge from where you are to where you want to be with Fire Through Spirit on Empower Radio!