Writing stories that you love is an awesome vocation and I know most will say that they’d write even if they never received the recognition. I tend to agree. I must write. It’s just a burning passion that I have to share my stories but it’s always wonderful to receive recognition for your hardwork. I’m […]
I was very excited to learn of a course where students studied Black women’s speculative fiction. I would have enjoyed taking a course like that in Grad school. Several of my sister writers are being interviewed for this assignment (Kenya Wright and Crystal Connor are two that come to mind). After working with Elizabeth, I thought it’d be neat to bring Academia into the world of the writer. Here are Elizabeth’s very conscientious and thoughtful interview questions. I appreciated her hard work and thoroughness.
I’ve been diligently working on the Soul Eater book for Nanowrimo. Each morning, I’ve been waking up to write 1700 words. The Soul Eater gushes out in a deep purge. Most mornings, I have no idea the direction that this story will take. The process is mindboggling. In fact, this entire African Elementals series has taken me for a ride. As I unveil the Soul Eater cover, here’s some of my thoughts about this dark urban fantasy series that just refuses to let me go. Let me know what you think:
I have been fascinated with American Horror Story Coven. When the series launched, I must confess that I wasn’t so taken with it. Was it a True Blood knock off? I was hanging out in the Reading in Black FB group, when my writing buddy, Lynn Emery made mention of the historical in accuracies of the show. I’m always fascinated with Lynn’s work, especially when she discusses New Orleans so I gradually became fascinated with the TV series, just to find out what was going on… Lynn agreed to allow me to interview her about the series. Here’s our discussion:
Everything has a cost, the universe is resolved in this. And so it is too with our very own lives; for each action a price; for each decision, a consequence; for each path, a toll. Even for the very air we breathe, a star had to die to produce the elements and complex molecules needed carry on the chain of life.
Like the sweet nectar of a picture plant I want to lure you closer to me w/the tip of my pen.
Wielding the dominance of my prose w/the dangerous skill of a powerful alchemist, I want to distort your senses until the only thing you see, the only thing you want, the only reason you breathe is to breathe…for me.
I want to run my fingers thru your imagination.
When I started writing science fiction, I thought it was the best that had happened to me. I was only a child, almost at the cusp of teenage-hood. Science fiction – in the form of Japanese cartoons (or properly termed “anime”- had opened my eyes to many worlds inhabited by different people. Likewise, I had also started reading voraciously and my worlds were dragons, spaceships and androids.
DragonCon news: The State of Black Science Fiction presentation will be Friday, August 30th at 8:30 p.m. in Embassy A-B at the Hyatt. Join Balogun Ojetade, L.M. Davis, Alan Jones, Alicia McCalla and Milton Davis for a lively discussion on where we’ve been and where we’re headed. The Ethnic and Racial Diversity in Urban Fantasy Protagonists Panel will […]
If you haven’t had a chance, take a look at my latest series. Lots of action, adventure, and paranormal activity. It’s sure to please…
A.D. Thank you for agreeing to interview with me. I’m so excited about your work. When I read Dark Genesis, I became enamoured with the story and plight of the lovers and the family. You did an amazing job at weaving ancestors, slavery, family history, vampires, and a to-die-for love story.