I’m too excited to share that Origins of an African Elemental is now available in print. Click here to purchase from Amazon.
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 […]
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.
I’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:
Available for Immediate Download! Every magical villain has a beginning… Iniko, daughter of a West African goddess and a Norse god, struggles with her estranged husband, who abducted their child and is intent on murdering the girl in a blood-soaked ritual to gain power for his ancient demonic master. Iniko travels to a West African castle […]
Last 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.
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 […]
I always wondered why most sci-fi and fantasy books were so…white. Reality is not white. It’s a beautiful mix of color, ethnicity, culture, and diversity. As a white writer, I obviously identify most closely with characters that look like me, but that doesn’t mean I can’t include a colorful cast in my novels.
06/13/2012 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.
I’m so excited to be interviewed by Hildie McQueen today. She asked about my five favorite things. Shout out to all my tea drinkers. I also shared about my favorite restaurant. Go check out the interview.