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Interview Conducted By Grad Student at University of Texas at San Antonio

EStewartI was very excited to learn of a course where students studied Black women’s speculative fiction. I would have enjoyed taking a course like that in Grad school.  Several of my sister writers are being interviewed for this assignment (Kenya Wright and Crystal Connor are two that come to mind).  After working with Elizabeth, I thought it’d be neat to bring Academia into the world of the writer.  Here are Elizabeth’s very conscientious and thoughtful interview questions. I appreciated her hard work and thoroughness. 

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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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Celebrate Black Speculative Fiction Month: Meet Author Alan D Jones

alandjonesEverything has a cost, the universe is resolved in this.  And so it is too with our very own lives; for each action a price; for each decision, a consequence; for each path, a toll.  Even for the very air we breathe, a star had to die to produce the elements and complex molecules needed carry on the chain of life.

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Join Me @ DragonCon Panels on Race, Ethnicity and Diversity 2013

DragonCon news: The State of Black Science Fiction presentation will be Friday, August 30th at 8:30 p.m. in Embassy A-B at the Hyatt. Join Balogun Ojetade, L.M. Davis, Alan Jones, Alicia McCalla and Milton Davis for a lively discussion on where we've been and where we're headed.   The Ethnic and Racial Diversity in Urban Fantasy Protagonists Panel will […]

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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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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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Summer Reading Fest: Flee (The Short Story Prequel to The Soul Eaters) Chapter Five

Flee small - CopyThis is the last chapter. I hope you all have enjoyed my Summer Reading Fest.  Don’t forget that I’ll blog next week about why I chose to include domestic violence and female genital mutilation in my paranormal romance. This is the last week to participate in the free drawing for Breaking Free so make sure you RT/Tweet, like my FB page, or sign-up for my subscriber’s list. 

 

I’m hoping that you’re on the edge of your seat. Shania’s got that creepy priest after her baby, her memories are all messed up and Corbin’s about to go through an evil awakening.  Do you agree that she should run? Finish Chapter Five of Flee.

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Rise of an African Elemental: A Supernatural Thriller (Soul Eater Novel 3)

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 […]

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Summer Reading Fest: Flee (The Short Story Prequel to The Soul Eaters) Chapter Two


Flee small - CopyIs everyone ready for Chapter Two? This week proves to be interesting with Corbin’s knowledge of Shania’s pregnancy. What will he do?  Is it ok for him to propose at her grandmother’s funeral?

 

Hope you all leave me some comments today. Here’s Chapter Two.

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Summer Reading Fest: Flee (The Short Story Prequel to The Soul Eaters) Chapter One


Flee small - CopyWelcome to my summer reading fest.  I’d like to introduce everyone to my heroine, Shania. Her grandmother has passed away and left her an interesting wood box that hums and glows.  Nobody else can see that part, though. This box is opening up her earth elemental magic. It's awakening her lost memories. 

 

I’m hoping to inspire conversations around the Africana symbols, Shania’s creepy ex-boyfriend, Thor, her dog, or even if a romance heroine is allowed to have an abortion.Let me know what you think.

 

BTW, Don't forget to RT/Tweet, like my FB fan page or sign-up for my subscriber's list to win a free e-copy of Breaking Free.  Without further adieu, Here’s Chapter One. 

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