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Did you guys know “Angels and Assassins 1” went through seven rewrites before publication? I literally got to 55K words and erased everything because I hadn’t hit on Gage and Tayler’s dynamic the way I saw it in my head. There were ten for “The Woman He Wanted.” Both times I wasn’t working, so I was able to give them more of my attention.

I’m now at that place with Dez and Larke. They’re where I want them to be, so I literally can’t stop writing. Dez is surprising me a bit with his development, however. He has me feeling like I’m writing a paranormal. This man…whoa.

Dez takes you more into the world Gage introduced with his groupmates and his reaction to what they do, and having to be entrenched in that world. But he’s developed this weird little place in my heart. You want to run away and hug him at the same time.

pt_blackpanther_characterposter_shuri_155fa2daWith the popularity and success of Black Panther, is it time for writers, especially writers of colour, to forge a new frontier?

We’re conquering the literary scene with IR fiction, urban fantasy, non-fiction, etc, but are we limiting ourselves based on history?

What I would like to see is an influx of a different type of fiction hit the market; I hope to also be a producer and purveyor of a few. I would love to see a unique take on the peerage system, black dukes and duchesses. We also have the ability to create a futuristic/alternate version of Africa, one not drained of resources and pillaged into vastness mended only by time.

Let’s create new worlds, new stories. The possibilities are endless, our talents limitless.

My Kindle awaits.

Alex