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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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Top Ten Blog Posts

toptenI’m always amazed at the number of hits that I receive on my blog.  Each week I post and I wonder if people are interested in posts that deal with race, class, and gender in Scifi, Paranormal and Futuristic books, movies, and TV series. 

I get excited whenever an awesome post takes off like lightening.  I thought I’d re-share some of those amazing discussions and believe me, some of those posts, get heated…

 

 

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Thank Grimm It’s Friday!

Russell Hornsby1K. It’s truth time. I love Grimm! It’s one of my all-time favorite shows.  I have to admit, in the beginning I was simply intrigued with the “fairy tale” storyline.  When Grimm was in Season 1, I thought it was just another “fairy tale” show that would flop.  Really, I believed that there was only so much that could be done.  This season I have been pleasantly surprised and now I consider myself a legitimate “Grimm” fan.

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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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Book Two in the Genetic Revolution Series is Coming...

doubleIDWithin the last couple of months, I received lots of tweets and emails asking about Book Two in the Genetic Revolution Series.  Double Identity is scheduled to come out 2014.  I’m working hard to build or create a series that readers will continue to love and enjoy.  I’m hoping readers will enjoy book two. Double Identity picks up where Breaking Free ended.  Here’s the description.

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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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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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Guest Fest: Constance Gillam Discusses the New Orleans Voodoo Chronicles

ConstanceGillamOne of my favorite cities is New Orleans. When I walk the streets of the French Quarter, I feel as though I'm reliving history. Most of the original buildings from the 18th and 19th century still stand in the Quarter along with cobblestone streets. None of the other coastal cities, Savannah, or Charleston leave me with the feeling that I can reach out and touch the African slave experience of two hundred years ago.

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