Review: Stacey Lee’s The Secret of a Heart Note

The Secret of a Heart Note By: Stacey Lee Hardcover, 373 pages Published January 26th 2017 by Katherine Tegen Books Mim comes from a long line of aromateurs, some people call them love witches. It’s not really magic so much … Continue Reading

ONYXCON is Going to Be Lit….erary!

My first signing of the year will be at ONYXCon! I’m so excited and I want to see all of you there. So what is ONYXCon? I’ll let them tell you: The largest convention in the Southeast celebrating the impact, … Continue Reading

Birthing Your Book Baby: Diverse Books Edition

So, today is my book birthday! Yay! Some of you have already pre-ordered my book so it’s popping up in you ereaders and for others it will soon pop up in your mailbox. I’m really excited about it and it has … Continue Reading

#iwriteincolor Twitterchat: Whitewashing

We had a great time and thank you to everyone who participated.   [View the story “#iwriteincolor Whitewashing Twitterchat” on Storify]  

Whitewashing: A Hidden Menace (not unlike Black Mold or Termites)

Definition of whitewash transitive verb 1:  to whiten with whitewash 2a:  to gloss over or cover up (such as vices or crimes) refused to whitewash the scandalb:  to exonerate by means of a perfunctory investigation or through biased presentation of … Continue Reading

Mini-Review : Queen Sugar – Like Good Molasses, Not Too Sweet

Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile Hardcover: 372 pages Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books; 1st edition (February 6, 2014) ISBN-13: 978-0670026135 Queen Sugar follows Charly, a 30 something California-born art teacher who has just inherited 800 acres of sugar cane farmland in … Continue Reading

A Mini-Review: Hannah Mary Tabbs and the Disembodied Torso: A Tale of Race, Sex, and Violence in America

Hannah Mary Tabbs and the Disembodied Torso: A Tale of Race, Sex, and Violence in America 1st Edition by Kali Nicole Gross Oxford University Press; 1 edition (February 3, 2016) 978-0190241216 Hannah Mary Tabbs was working woman in the 1880’s … Continue Reading

AJC’s Talk of the Town: Atlanta writers battle the lack of diversity in books for young adults

Atlanta writers battle the lack of diversity in books for young adults | Talk of the Town via kwout

A Mini-Review: Writing My Wrongs by Shaka Senghor

Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison Kindle Edition by Shaka Senghor  (Convergent Books, January 2017) 978-1101907313 I received this book in exchange for an honest review and that’s all that I can give. Shaka weaves a … Continue Reading

The Blazing Star: A Review

The Blazing Star by Imani Josey Publisher: Wise Ink Creative Publishing (December 6, 2016) ISBN-10: 1945769165 Portia’s twin sister Alex is a genius. There’s something about being 16 that makes you insecure, but always being in the background can really … Continue Reading