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Guest Fest: Does Being Black Mean Writing Black? By Alicia Michaels

aliciamichaelsI will start this post by admitting to living in a bit of a bubble my entire life. I’m a small town girl from the suburbs with two loving parents and a little brother. The small town I lived in was situated right beside Fort Hood Army base, the largest military installation in the world. While my father got out of the army before I got to Kindergarten, the presence of the military was a strong force in my community. As such, I am accustomed to a multicultural mix of people living and working around me. It is not unusual for soldiers to come home from overseas with Korean or German wives and for biracial children to dominate schools.

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Guest Fest: GRW Member Tamara LeBlanc Shares Her “Fortuitous Moment In Time.”

Tamara LeBlancI’ve been with my critique group now for almost eight years…is it eight already, hmm, time flies. I met them by chance one afternoon in a Border’s coffee shop while I was diligently typing on my WIP and swilling Java in tandem…sip, type, sip, type.

I’ll never forget that day.

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Guest Fest: Carole McDonnell Discusses Polyamory in her Upcoming Novel

windfollower2In my upcoming novel, The Constant Tower, a character is suddenly faced with the possibilities of having two husbands. She thinks, "Yes, I can love them both. I am in their clan now. I can marry and love both of them." Something like that.

Although I'm a Christian, I must admit that there are times when being a Christian is restrictive. I understand the restrictions, mind you. I even assent to them. But, yes, I also acknowledge that there would be a different path to follow if I was not indoctrinated in Christianity.

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Black SF 2012 Author Panel was Standing Room Only

457399 3151607167791 218292551 oI almost turned around and walked away from Dragoncon. I waited for three hours in a line wrapped around the Sheraton Hotel. Both my husband and I were exhausted, hot, and tired.  What kept me going were the energetic people around me. They were dressed in costumes, laughed loudly, and were there to have a great time. 

 

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Dragoncon Here We Come!

The State of Black Science Fiction authors will be participating in a panel discussion at Dragoncon this year.  It's a great start to bringing the discussion to a large venue.  The author panel includes LM Davis, Milton Davis, Alan Jones, Alicia McCalla, Wendy Raven McNair, and Balogun Ojetale.   We're a part of the Science […]

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Noelle Pierce is an Artistic Genius: Check Out My New Book Covers

Breaking FreeI am really excited about my new book covers. Noelle Pierce did an awesome job.  I believe she created that gritty image mixed with visual interest. I hope everyone enjoys her work. The three book covers together look like a work of art. They are telling XJ's story.  I've also included the animoto book trailer I created with Asante's song.

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Summer Reading Fest: Flee (The Short Story Prequel to The Soul Eaters) Chapter Five

Flee small - CopyThis is the last chapter. I hope you all have enjoyed my Summer Reading Fest.  Don’t forget that I’ll blog next week about why I chose to include domestic violence and female genital mutilation in my paranormal romance. This is the last week to participate in the free drawing for Breaking Free so make sure you RT/Tweet, like my FB page, or sign-up for my subscriber’s list. 

 

I’m hoping that you’re on the edge of your seat. Shania’s got that creepy priest after her baby, her memories are all messed up and Corbin’s about to go through an evil awakening.  Do you agree that she should run? Finish Chapter Five of Flee.

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Summer Reading Fest: Flee (The Short Story Prequel to The Soul Eaters) Chapter Two


Flee small - CopyIs everyone ready for Chapter Two? This week proves to be interesting with Corbin’s knowledge of Shania’s pregnancy. What will he do?  Is it ok for him to propose at her grandmother’s funeral?

 

Hope you all leave me some comments today. Here’s Chapter Two.

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Summer Reading Fest: Flee (The Short Story Prequel to The Soul Eaters) Chapter One


Flee small - CopyWelcome to my summer reading fest.  I’d like to introduce everyone to my heroine, Shania. Her grandmother has passed away and left her an interesting wood box that hums and glows.  Nobody else can see that part, though. This box is opening up her earth elemental magic. It's awakening her lost memories. 

 

I’m hoping to inspire conversations around the Africana symbols, Shania’s creepy ex-boyfriend, Thor, her dog, or even if a romance heroine is allowed to have an abortion.Let me know what you think.

 

BTW, Don't forget to RT/Tweet, like my FB fan page or sign-up for my subscriber's list to win a free e-copy of Breaking Free.  Without further adieu, Here’s Chapter One. 

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Upcoming Summer Reading Fest and Breaking Free Giveaway!

Summer_ReadingWil Smith’s Summertime always brings back memories. One of the things I remember most is being able to spend hours upon hours reading until my heart was content.

 

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