Celebrate Black Speculative Fiction Month (#BSFM): Meet Carlton Holder

Spook Confessions CoverIt 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.


Celebrate Black Speculative Fiction Month (#BSFM): Meet Chudney Defreitas-Thomas


ChudneyHello everyone. First off, I have to say thank you to Alicia for having me here and second thank you to everyone that stopped by to read it. When Alicia asked me to talk about my book on her blog, she asked that I keep one topic in mind, diversity in fiction. And so when I began to write this post, it dawned on me that I needed to define what diversity in fiction meant to me.


Celebrate Black Speculative Fiction Month! Giveaways on

BlackSpeculativeFictionMonthOctober is Black Speculative Fiction Month! I’m excited to host four guest authors this month. Each one has agreed to giveaway a book!  Over the month, if you tweet #bsfm, share, sign-up for my newsletter, or comment here on their posts, you can sign-up on my #bsfm Rafflecopter to win !  Rafflecopter closes on October 30, 2014 and winners will be announced on October 31st.  Exciting!

October 10 - Chudney Defreitas-Thomas

October 17 - Carlton Holder

October 24 - DK Gaston

October 29 - Xavier Moore

Stop by and meet some great authors!

Guest Blog: Diverse Book Tours Explains “Diverse Books Are All Around Us…”

Diverse booktoursWhether 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 at the Decatur Book Festival



 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 30
1:45-2:30 #WeReadDiverseBooks: African-American Popular Fiction GRW Pavilion 
Alicia McCalla, Seressia Glass, Piper Huguley, Vanessa Riley, Lauren Kelly

3:00-3:45 Beautiful and Sultry Marriott Conference Center Auditorium 
Lindsay Evans and Nicki Salcedo

Find us under the green and white "R" on the official map:

 Please take our diversity survey:

Let's talk about the #weneeddiversebooks #wereaddiversebooks discussion!


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