It's that time of year again! I love February because it includes Valentine's Day and Black History Month. This year I'm excited to share my love of Black speculative fiction by offering a Kindle Fire HD 6 Tablet as a Giveaway or a USD $99 Amazon Gift Card to one lucky winner. So if you'd like to participate from February 1st-February 28th this year, go ahead and visit my Giveaway Page. The only requirement is that you are automatically subscribed to my email list (participants can unsubscribe at any time).
How do you celebrate Black Speculative fiction? Drop me a line and let me know!
Join us Tuesday December 30, 2014 from 8:00pm-10:00pm for a fun, exciting and informative Black Speculative Fiction Roundtable podcast.
Hosts Ed Umoja Herman and Khalil Maasi will moderate a conversation about the power and importance of speculative fiction, countering negative Black images in the media, creating, controlling and distributing our own creative works and more with Black Creators and educators of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror films, books and comic books.
CALL-IN NUMBER: 917-889-7765
The Black Speculative Fiction Radio Roundtable will include:
- Milton Davis
- Balogun Ojetade
- Valjeanne Jeffers
- Alicia McCalla
- Jiba Molei Anderson
- Hannibal Tabu
- Cerece Rennie Murphy
- Kinitra Brooks
- Naseed Gifted
- Mystery award-winning author and icon (think STAR WARS, but better; think Conan, but bigger; think Dr. Who, but cooler)!
Clear your calendars, because you DON'T want to miss THIS! Two hours of Black Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Action and Adventure...plus great conversation and a lot of knowledge dropped. Visit the show website here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/sisters-in-harmony
Courtney Milan wrote a thought provoking blog post that detailed at length the problems with the lack of diverse images on stock websites. Her words resonated with me deeply. But, let me go back for a minute.
In 2007, my first novel XIII (13) was published. At the time, I was at a different mindset than I am today. I believed then, that there weren’t many African-American readers that would be interested in a paranormal thriller novel. With that belief instead of making my protagonist (Avery Hudson) Black, I wrote him as a Caucasian character.
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