Hi all - glad to be a new member of the group! I'm a retired military officer and current university prof with expertise in gender, militarism, and learning. While I still publish academic articles and books, I'm now focusing on fiction. I have a completed short story collection centring on the intersection of women, war, museums, and heritage sites; completed historical fiction about three generations of Acadian women from Prince Edward Island who struggle with preternatural abilities and a phantom ship; and, an in-progress speculative fiction that I'm conceptualizing as "Lost in Space" meets "Stepmom." I'm going to participate in the Autumn Pitchfest for the historical fiction. Looking forward to learning from all of you.