Join me at the Decatur Book Festival

   Join me and my writing sisters as we discuss #wereaddiversebooks at the Decatur Book Festival.  We’ll be at the GRW Writer’s Pavillion. Here are the dates and times of my panels at Decatur Book Festival: Saturday, August 301:45-2:30 #WeReadDiverseBooks: African-American Popular Fiction GRW Pavilion Alicia McCalla, Seressia Glass, Piper Huguley, Vanessa Riley, Lauren Kelly3:00-3:45 Beautiful and Sultry […]

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Nanowrimo 2013 Births the Soul Eater

 

SoulEater 300x200 2I’ve been diligently working on the Soul Eater book for Nanowrimo.  Each morning, I’ve been waking up to write 1700 words.  The Soul Eater gushes out in a deep purge. Most mornings, I have no idea the direction that this story will take.  The process is mindboggling. In fact, this entire African Elementals series has taken me for a ride.  As I unveil the Soul Eater cover,  here’s some of my thoughts about this dark urban fantasy series that just refuses to let me go.  Let me know what you think:

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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: Don’t Judge a Book by its Color By Christine Leo/ Christine Collier

Christine_CollierOnce upon a time, there were two little girls born into two very different worlds. One was from an affluent family who enjoyed summer vacations and regular trips to the orthodontist. Her father was a doctor and her mother was a nurse. She grew up in a nice neighborhood where they owned a great big house with a lovely green yard. When the girl finished high school, she was given a brand new car and her parents sent her away to the college of her choosing, all expenses paid.

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Guest Fest: Mocha Memoirs Press is Accepting Submissions

Mocha_Memoirs_Press_logo_b_small06/13/2012 Updated Submission information  at the end of this interview.

I’m excited that my Guestfest has begun.This week, I have a wonderful interview with Nicole Kurtz from Mocha Memoirs Press. I’m very excited to share that they’re open for submissions.  I’d like to invite readers and authors to post questions for Nicole. She said that she’d be available to respond. 

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Haven’s Bad Boy Has a Steamy Interracial Love Affair

Duke_and_EviThe second season of Haven has picked up. I’ve got so many questions about each of the main characters. I want to dig more and dig deeper. One character that I think is a “hot” bad boy is Duke Crocker played by Eric Balfour. He is always engaged in some form of criminal behavior that involves smuggling something to a secret location.  He is the gothic hero because I still feel like he’s got some good values buried underneath. So imagine my suprise when Evi Ryan played by Vinessa Antoine steps-in.