Happy Black History Month! Happy Valentine’s day! In this month’s newsletter I give a shout out to my favorite black characters in urban fantasy and sci-fi from the last year, tell you about my new anthology that you could be apart of, and spotlight new books and deals!
I’m always on the search for great black characters in fantasy. Every year I will try to present some new faces. Outside of my own characters (Amina, Fran, Jaz), I really enjoyed these black characters from last year:
Hippolyta from Lovecraft Country– She was fearless, crazy smart, and loving in this urban fantasy/horror.
Naomi Nagata from The Expanse- Another baddie with a heart and she can fix a ship! I’m really enjoying her character ARC in this smart sci-fi series.
Nora from Upload– This show sci-fi doesn’t get enough love. However, this kind, thoughtful character really has a complex love story (I won’t give it away) that you want to root for. Also her coworker (another black woman) is funny.
MM from The Boys– He’s strong, has a moral compass, and looks out for his team (I mean, he’s like the mother of the group). And I’m glad they didn’t make his character exactly like the graphic novel version.
Anansi from American Gods– I’m still extremely upset they removed his character from the show. He was needed. He was no nonsense, powerful, and spoke the truth about the plight of black people throughout time. He can really have his own show (as he had his own book spin off).
Well, other than my book release, Mystic Souls, which is out now and concludes the Paranormal World series, I’m also involved in an anthology. And we are looking for writers to join us in this collection of short stories focusing on diverse, young women in tales of fantasy and sci-fi. Click here to learn more about it and how to submit your entries!
Giveaways and Author Spotlights!
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Join my new reader group for beta read opportunities and even more inside information like character takeovers, Cat’s Corner: New Adult Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance Group. Thanks!
Till next time and as always, if you’ve read my books I am always appreciative of a review on Amazon and Goodreads. I read them and they help me grow as a writer and know my audience better. Also follow me on instagram and facebook for more information.