NWU Author Interview: Laurie Stewart

A disabled main character in a Samhain story? I’m feeling downright catered to.

Nothing Without Us


Nothing Without Us is an own-voices, multi-genre collection of short stories where the protagonists identify as disabled, Deaf, neurodiverse, Spoonie, and/or manage mental illness.


Nathan Fréchette, Publishing Director of Renaissance, interviews Laurie Stewart, author of The Blessing Cookies, which will appear in the Nothing Without Us anthology this fall.

Story summary: It’s the Harvest Festival and time for the Blessing ritual. The family matriarch has been the Voice of Lethe for decades. The cookies must be doled out, and the crystal will decide. This will be a miserable day.

Watch now! Closed captions are available for this video.

Interview with Laurie Stewart. Closed captions are available.

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