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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. 

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Happy 2014! Only Kick-A$$ Black Women Heroines Need Apply…

faerie in the cityIt’s no secret that I love Urban Fantasy. It’s one of my favorite genres along with SciFi, Dystopian, and dark Paranormals. I adore Faith Hunter’s Jane Yellowrock series and Patricia Brigg’s Mercy Thompson series. But when it comes down to it, I get all excited when I see kick-a$$ black women heroines like in Kenya Wright’s Habitat series or Seressia Glass’ Shadow Chasers series. So, there I was in the middle of writing the Soul Eater when Noelle Pierce unveils this awesome dragon fairy with two guns drawn.  Why did she agree to redesign my website? Why did she provide me with this distraction? The dragon fairy princess would not stop assaulting my sleep until I wrote her introduction. I guess, it’s fitting, she is now the main focal point of my awesome website re-do so why shouldn’t I write her tale? Happy 2014! Let me know what you think of my new 2014 web design and meet Aisha, the Dragon Fairy Princess and descendant of darkness: 

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Breaking Free is an AMB Ovation Award Winner

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 […]

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Celebrate Black Speculative Fiction Month: Meet Author Alan D Jones

alandjonesEverything 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.

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Guest Interview: Meet Author Kelbian Noel and her Diverse Pages!

Kelbian NoelI 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. 

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Facing Down the Beast: African Elementals Series is birthed in 2013…

Beastofthesouthernwild1“In a million years, when kids go to school, they gonna know: Once there was a Hushpuppy, and she lived with her daddy in The Bathtub.” 

Over the holidays, I had the opportunity to sit back, relax, and watch movies.  Beasts of the Southern Wild pulled me into the world of Hushpuppy in the Bathtub and forced me into a Sankofa/Satori moment that had me blubbering and crying like a baby.

I’m a rather private person and I usually only share my woes with very close friends and family. So, it is hard for me to publically disclose the fact that I haven’t been writing.  Writing is one of the most important things in my life. If I’m not writing, I feel like I’m dying or dead inside.

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Interview with Kenya Wright: Bringing Africana Culture to the Center of Dark Urban Fantasy

Kenya WrightI’m too excited about my interview with author Kenya Wright.  She’s agreed to give away a free e-copy of her book.  I’ll also give away one e-copy of her book. So I’ll announce two winners on Friday after 5pm from the commenters on my blog about her interview.  So, get your questions and comments ready. Here’s her interview.

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Election Day: State of Black Science Fiction Anthology Released

Early VotingToday is Election Day! I’m so excited about the possibilities that this day brings.  Not only have I already “early voted” for my favorite candidate but I have the wonderful opportunity to share the release of the long-awaited SOBSF flash fiction anthology. Before I share the details about the anthology, I wanted to share my views about the State of Black Science Fiction 2012.  What’s even more amazing is that the other authors in the anthology are sharing their views so don’t forget to hop over to their blogs and read their opinions. Here’s my observations:

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State of Black SF 2012 Authors Create New Anthology

Possibilities Available as a free digital download! State of Black SF authors have created a flash fiction anthology that opens imagination to the idea of what Black speculative fiction can become.  These super short stories are morsels of raw potential.  Added to the flash fiction anthology are innovative digital artwork.  Join artist Winston Blakely and […]

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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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