It’s that time of year again! I love February because it includes Valentine’s Day and Black History Month. This year I’m excited to share my love of Black speculative fiction by offering a Kindle Fire HD 6 Tablet as a Giveaway or a USD $99 Amazon Gift Card to one lucky winner. So if you’d […]
Supernatural Thriller Author, Alicia McCalla, will be giving away one Kindle Fire HD 6 or a $99 USD Amazon Gift Card to celebrate Black History month this February. Entrants will be automatically subscribed to her email list and can unsubscribe at any time. Entrants will also receive a free download of the first three chapters […]
I’m too excited to share that Origins of an African Elemental is now available in print. Click here to purchase from Amazon.
Join us Tuesday December 30, 2014 from 8:00pm-10:00pm for a fun, exciting and informative Black Speculative Fiction Roundtable podcast. Hosts Ed Umoja Herman and Khalil Maasi will moderate a conversation about the power and importance of speculative fiction, countering negative Black images in the media, creating, controlling and distributing our own creative works and more with Black Creators and educators of Science Fiction, Fantasy […]
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.
Whether we all know it, diverse books are all around us. Many of us have been saying it for years. Some have only started to notice. There are authors and/or books who’ve been present for decades, and there are books and authors who make waves for themselves in our present.
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.
Why did you decide to use the theme of intergenerational poverty?
As an attorney representing low-income tenants living in public housing, intergenerational poverty is something that I witness daily in both my work and my community, and something I have had personal experiences with. It felt both natural and necessary to weave those topics into my stories, which are speculative re-tellings of real life experiences. Outside of the context of politics and policy, where they are spun and distorted, these complicated tales of intergenerational poverty are rarely heard and rarely analyzed. .
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.