Want to thank all of the people who regularly read and comment on my blog. Lately, I’ve been under a tremendous amount of stress and need to take a couple of weeks to catch up on my writing. I’m on a tight deadline and need to finish the edits on Breaking Free. No worries I […]
This week the winner of the giveaway is Julie Witt! Congratulations Julie! I’ll contact you via e-mail Woohoo!
This week’s topic deals with Back to School. It’s weird for me since I’m an educator in Georgia and we’ve been back to school for well over 2 months. My mind is thinking Halloween and Thanksgiving. LOL!
I was too excited to sit on my first author panel. It was an honor to share the spotlight with Milton Davis, Nicole Kurtz, and Dada Aum Ra. The panel lasted over an hour but we had a great discussion. The image is clickable so take a look!
Ok, it’s truth time. Deep down inside I secretly despised the tragic mammy. I know, my rage about the image was totally wrong, illogical, and unlike the normal me. I’m usually very accepting of all types but the whole Black mammy thing pissed me off. I was the kid who stared at the Aunt Jemima pancake box. I didn’t like that little woman with the red head rag. I ate my pancakes better when Quaker gave her a perm. And, that woman from Gone with the Wind, uggh, I wanted to slap her. She should’ve known how to birth a baby…
Today’s Giveaway [for people over 13, internationally]: Winners announced Sept. 16 at the next YA Indie Carnival. Just comment Alicia@aliciamccalla.com on any Q & A post ALL DAY TODAY and tweet the carnival [#yaindiecarnival] to win ebooks from the carnival authors:
I met Nicole Sconiers at OnyxCon 3 in Atlanta. I immediately downloaded the Beckyville short stories and dug-in. I couldn’t stop reading them. The stories push the envelope of issues that pertain to African-American women such as issues surrounding hair, attitude, rage, and injustice. These stories are not for the faint of heart. Sconiers uses speculative fiction to share those internalized emotions and feelings that some Black women have towards being victimized and treated as if they are racially inferior but it’s done in a snarky, satirical manner. I especially love the stories that expose issues surrounding Black women’s hair. I know I am always asked about my Sisterlocks. LOL!