I adore M J Locke aka Laura J Mixon. I adore her writing, her books and the way her mind works. I like what she writes. I agree with her. I am educated by her. I am better for her. I wish her blog had been submitted as related work. She writes about fandom and meta issues. Am I being unfairly focused? Is my definition too strict? It’s harder to tell with someone whose politics align with my own. Still, for me, one of my favorite writers will not be best fan writer. She did not improve my understanding or love of works in the sf/f realm. I’m sticking to my definition. And feeling sad.