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.

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All the pieces are incorporated

All the pieces are incorporated on the wedding bouquet arch; just poured what I hope will be the the top coat. We’ll give it a day to cure, and then see if it needs any final sanding or another finishing coat. I think I’m going to let the final rose extend out just a little, rather than making the surface completely smooth, but will wait to make that decision ’til tomorrow. Was exciting unmolding and

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I’m calling this table “Blaze”

New mold — a rectangular table! I ran out of room on my working table, so I started this one on the floor. Not positive the concrete basement floor is level, though, so I’ll move it up to the table for later layers. I’m calling this table “Blaze,” because it’s entirely made up of Blaze climbing roses. Next layer will be leaves (and possibly some more petals / roses). Third layer will be imitation gold

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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%