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.
I have a special guest this month. Here’s my guest interview with author, Kelbian Noel. She has a wonderful series and also runs a terrific website, Diverse-Pages, that features main characters of color in Scifi, Fantasy, and Paranormal. Check out her interview and be sure to leave her a comment or two.
I’ve been working diligently on fine tuning Iniko. I’m very excited about this novella and the bonus material that will be included. Are you ready to meet Mawu? She is a beautiful West African Earth goddess who is kicking butt while pregnant. That wasn’t elegant was it? LOL!
I’ve been working on my latest project. Iniko is a short novella about the bi-racial daughter of the West African goddess, Mawu. This project has been intense and emotional but I believe that readers of the African elemental series will be excited. There’s plenty of sword action and of course, controversial issues that relate to Africana women. So far this series has tackled, domestic violence, female genital mutilation and now trokosi slave wives.
Alicia kindly asked me to come and talk about my website, Alien Star Books, how it all came about, and what I’m doing with my vast proceeds of 54 cents for the past year. (Ummm, nothing, they don’t pay out until you’ve reached $10!)
Over the last couple of months, I’ve been working on the foundation of my upcoming African Elemental series. In some ways, it’s been an adventure. Research always does that to writers. It’s a form of the creative process or creativity. Because I write dark paranormal, I don’t have to be as historically accurate or as precise as other authors. But it begs the critical question, when you’re unfamiliar with a culture or tradition, how far should you go? Then it dawned on me, why am I so unfamiliar with West African gods and goddesses? I don’t seem to have this disconnect with Greek, Roman, or Norse ones. What’s up with that?
This week, I’m author of the week with the FB Group, Reading in Black. I love this group! I also have a guest post about Black women warriors. Stop by and take a look at the post. Leave a comment or two. 🙂 Click Here to Check out the Post.