Do you think that there is any added pressure on Black women in genre fiction to be "a certain way"? For instance, do you think it's more difficult/less acceptable for Black women to be portrayed as: Uncertain Insecure Vulnerable Quiet Submissive Add your own adjective There are some books, specifically those in which the female... Continue Reading →
Repost: Ladies’ Night Book Discussion for Elias The Wicked+ (via Zoom)
Reposting since the polls weren't working for some of you.
Q & A – November 14th
I've been getting some really good questions about Elias The Wicked (especially about Kennedy), so I'm planning a Q&A. I haven't decided if it'll be video or chat-based yet; it depends on what's easiest for everyone. This is just my quick announcement (I'll follow up with details later) so everyone can get their questions ready. I'll... Continue Reading →
Feelings Check In:
If you're a person who struggles with anxiety/depression/etc, how have you been handling things lately? I've found social media to be a major trigger for my anxiety, primarily because what comes down your TL is not easily filtered. I'm not able to watch police brutality videos, and Vanessa Guillen's story, I can only keep up with from external... Continue Reading →
The Litmus Test of Love
Hi loves, I have wondered, often, about the telltale sign that I am in love. Don't get me wrong, I have loved before. He knows who he is (no, not you, him), who he was. I still think about him and even though things got awful between us, I tell myself not to focus on... Continue Reading →
Why is it that in the dark, even irrational stuff is crazy? Like, I took off my glasses, noticed the bathroom door was open, went to close it but then saw a figure on the shelf. My first thought? “How did a long-necked turtle get in my bathroom?” It was a box flap. A...box...flap. Jinkies.... Continue Reading →
It is the temperature at which paper burns. I read the book (many moons ago) and just finished watching the HBO special. As usual, Michael B. Jordan did an excellent job of portraying a man with two opposing ideologies battling within him, all using the smallest shifts in his expressions. As movies do, it wasn't... Continue Reading →
When my schedule frees up some, I'm thinking about holding writing workshops. I am always looking for ways to improve as a writer, and maybe some of you are doing the same. I would love to share my knowledge of what I already know as a writer, editor, and reader. For instance: "Thirty minutes later,... Continue Reading →
Author Spotlight: Genesis Woods
Although she needs no introduction, this week's author spotlight will be on Genesis Woods.