Available Now for Download and in Print! And the tale of the African Elementals begins… This prequel boxed set is the first, second and third installment in the African Elemental series. Mawu, Iniko, and Shania grow into their strength as mothers and warriors. These women wield the elements and war swords to save this universe […]
In 2007, my first novel XIII (13) was published. At the time, I was at a different mindset than I am today. I believed then, that there weren’t many African-American readers that would be interested in a paranormal thriller novel. With that belief instead of making my protagonist (Avery Hudson) Black, I wrote him as a Caucasian character.
It is my pleasure to be contributing to Alicia’s wonderful blog on the subject of multicultural speculative fiction. Or, as I sometimes call it, fantastic fiction.
Last 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.
Join me on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 9pm. I’m a guest on Genesis Science Fiction Radio with William Hayashi and the Black Science Fiction Society. Don’t forget to call in or chat via TalkShoe. I’d love to hear from you! Here’s the direct link to the show. Click here.
Have 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.
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 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:
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.
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.