I just received my author copies of A Spectral Hue, along with some swag. Including bookplates that I will sign–and signed copies will be available from the publisher if you order directly from Word Horde!
My post Harlem Renaissance fantasy story, “Black Winged Roses” is featured in the new edition of The Revelator Magazine, along side other authors and artists–Marly Youmans, Lavelle Porter, Ron Drummond, and Brian Francis Slattery and Ezra Pound (!!!!)
I am over the moon to announce that my novel, A Spectral Hue, will be published next year by Word Horde. Thanks to the publisher, Ross E. Lockhart, for taking on this weird novel of Outsider Art, ghosts, and divine inspiration. I would also like to thank the participants of the Wyrd Words workshop for their valuable suggestions and insight.
Huzzah! I’m joining the Horde!
“Beneath the Briar Patch” is my (dark and funny) retelling of an Uncle Remus folktale. It features a non-human cast.
You can check it out here!
The cover art is by Yves Tourigny. The book releases in August 2017.
The fiction app Great Jones Street has reprinted three of my stories.
Magpie Sisters – a magical realist fairytale
Circus Boy Without A Safety Net – a coming out fable about a queer black boy and his love of Lena Horne
Strange Alphabets – a historical fantasy about the French poet Arthur Rimbaud
There’s a lot of talk about diversity in publishing. Local-to-me publisher (in nearby Greenbelt, MD) Rosarium is actually doing it. In addition to publishing the critically acclaimed Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism & Beyond and Stories for Chip, (a Samuel R Delany tribute) anthologies they also publish comics and art books from a world-wide myriad of voices.
During my last appearance, at the CUNY Graduate Center, where I spoke about racism and homophobia in the speculative fiction community, I didn’t have a chance to highlight the various presses that are bringing diverse voices to publishing and speculative storytelling. Rosarium exemplifies that ideal.
In a few short years, Rosarium Publishing has produced some awesome and provocative material. They are currently running an Indiegogo campaign, which closes in 8 days, to raise the profile of the company and fund various exciting projects.
You can learn about it here.
This cover was created by Thomas Drymon, who has done cover art for a couple of my projects. I am very pleased. The back cover copy reads:
Magic is more than skin-deep. It hides in the folds of a haunted quilt, and it illuminates the secret histories of Negro memorabilia. It reveals the destiny of a great storyteller and emanates from a sculpture by an obscure Harlem Renaissance artist. It lurks in the basement of an inner-city apartment building and flourishes in a city park. Magic is more than skin-deep; it shimmers in the 10 stories in this collection.
The collection should be out sometime this summer from Rebel Satori Press.