Celebrate Black Speculative Fiction Month (#BSFM): Meet Chudney Defreitas-Thomas

 

ChudneyHello everyone. First off, I have to say thank you to Alicia for having me here and second thank you to everyone that stopped by to read it. When Alicia asked me to talk about my book on her blog, she asked that I keep one topic in mind, diversity in fiction. And so when I began to write this post, it dawned on me that I needed to define what diversity in fiction meant to me.

Join me at the Decatur Book Festival

   Join me and my writing sisters as we discuss #wereaddiversebooks at the Decatur Book Festival.  We’ll be at the GRW Writer’s Pavillion. Here are the dates and times of my panels at Decatur Book Festival: Saturday, August 301:45-2:30 #WeReadDiverseBooks: African-American Popular Fiction GRW Pavilion Alicia McCalla, Seressia Glass, Piper Huguley, Vanessa Riley, Lauren Kelly3:00-3:45 Beautiful and Sultry […]

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Soul Eater Series Update: Going forward with a Summer Nanowrimo

SoulEater 300x200Last November, I participated in Nanowrimo during the month of November. It was an amazing experience. I was able to complete the first draft of my Soul Eater novel.  What I figured out, though, was that this was more than one short novel.  After much thought, gnashing, and trepidation, I came to the conclusion that what I was really writing ended up being a 3-part serial or episodic novel.

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Guest Fest: Rasheedah Phillips Discusses her Debut Novel and Black Motherhood

Rasheedah PhillipsWhy did you decide to use the theme of intergenerational poverty?

As an attorney representing low-income tenants living in public housing, intergenerational poverty is something that I witness daily in both my work and my community, and something I have had personal experiences with. It felt both natural and necessary to weave those topics into my stories, which are speculative re-tellings of real life experiences.  Outside of the context of politics and policy, where they are spun and distorted, these complicated tales of intergenerational poverty are rarely heard and rarely analyzed. .

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Guest Fest: Meet Paranormal Romance Author Shonda Brock!

Shonda Brock PsHave you ever been dying to tell a story, yet at the same time afraid to tell it?  I don’t mean just any around-the-way tale, but a true story that happened to you and no one else knows. I’m talking about every time you think to open your mouth to tell it, your heart starts pounding, your tongue becomes the Sahara Desert and the fear of saying it out loud makes you change your mind.