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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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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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Guest Interview: A.D. Koboah’s Darkling Series has African Magic and Vampires

AD KoboahA.D.  Thank you for agreeing to interview with me.  I’m so excited about your work.  When I read Dark Genesis, I became enamoured with the story and plight of the lovers and the family. You did an amazing job at weaving ancestors, slavery, family history, vampires, and a to-die-for love story. 

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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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Mawu: Bonus Material in Iniko's Novella

Mawu 300x200I've been working diligently on fine tuning Iniko.  I'm very excited about this novella and the bonus material that will be included.  Are you ready to meet Mawu?  She is a beautiful West African Earth goddess who is kicking butt while pregnant. That wasn't elegant was it? LOL! 

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Iniko Novella Available as an e-book Summer Read

Iniko 300x200I’ve been working on my latest project. Iniko is a short novella about the bi-racial daughter of the West African goddess, Mawu.  This project has been intense and emotional but I believe that readers of the African elemental series will be excited.  There’s plenty of sword action and of course, controversial issues that relate to Africana women.  So far this series has tackled, domestic violence, female genital mutilation and now trokosi slave wives. 

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Can African Americans come to know the African Gods and Goddesses like the Greek, Roman or Norse Ones?

flee72dpiwebOver the last couple of months, I’ve been working on the foundation of my upcoming African Elemental series.  In some ways, it’s been an adventure.  Research always does that to writers.  It’s a form of the creative process or creativity.  Because I write dark paranormal, I don’t have to be as historically accurate or as precise as other authors.  But it begs the critical question, when you’re unfamiliar with a culture or tradition, how far should you go?  Then it dawned on me, why am I so unfamiliar with West African gods and goddesses? I don’t seem to have this disconnect with Greek, Roman, or Norse ones. What’s up with that?

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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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Georgia Romance Writer’s Conference 2012 Was Empowering!

Alicia and Howard McCallaLast weekend, I attended the Annual Moonlight and Magnolias Conference for the Georgia Romance Writers. It was a wonderful experience. Not only did I have the chance to meet up with my favorite writing buddies but I was able to learn more about the craft of writing.

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