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Can West African Mythology be Replaced with Greek or Roman?

Alicia McCalla poses the question about replacing the West African Mythology in her novels with Greek or Roman Mythology.

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African American Supernatural Horror

Flee began as a short story on my blog and grew into a serial short fiction Black supernatural horror series. Readers really love the African Elementals series or they have mixed feelings about it. Admittedly, the serial killer is disturbing and the complex questions driving the series can be unsettling. One thing about this series […]

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Are you going to finish the African Elementals series?

Author Alicia McCalla discusses her plans for Dead African Elementals.

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Womanism in African American Science Fiction & Fantasy

Dead African Elementals series uses symbolism found in Africana Womanism.

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And the tale of the African Elementals Begins… Diverse Book Covers Revealed!

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Courtney Milan wrote a thought provoking blog post that detailed at length the problems with the lack of diverse images on stock websites.  Her words resonated with me deeply.  But, let me go back for a minute. 

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Interview Conducted By Grad Student at University of Texas at San Antonio

EStewartI 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. 

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Guest Interview: Lynn Emery Talks the Historical Inaccuracies of American Horror Story Coven

american horror story coven cast a lI 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:

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Celebrate Black Speculative Fiction Month: Meet Author Crystal Connor

Crystal ConnorLike 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. 

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Rise of an African Elemental: A Supernatural Thriller (Soul Eater Novel 3)

Coming in 2015! This is the third installment of the Soul Eater series. An ancient evil is drawn to the shores of America where good people have forgotten their history, power, and strength. When Shania Moore’s dreams of a serial killer draining the souls of African American girls in a bizarre ritual turn out to […]

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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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