October 2021

Uplifting Diverse Creatives Gollancz Book of South Asian Science Fiction vol. 2 edited by Tarun K. Saint and Manjula Padmanabhan. Released late in September 2021, this collection contains an array of short form fiction and poetry from various South Asian authors. Featuring pieces from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tibet, Bangladesh and the wider diaspora. I've... Continue Reading →

September 2021

Diverse Author Shout Out First off, I'd like to congratulate Nakia Cook on the release of her debut novel, Inamorata, a supernatural thriller featuring a black, Muslim protagonist. It's such an achievement to get that first novel done and published, her dedication to her stories and her craft is inspiring. Her warm and authentic presence... Continue Reading →

August 2021

Supporting Diverse Writers Zoraida Córdova Zoraida Córdova is the acclaimed author of more than a dozen novels and short stories, including the Brooklyn Brujas series, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge: A Crash of Fate, and The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina. She also writes romance novels as Zoey Castile. In addition to writing novels, she serves on... Continue Reading →

July 2021

Celebrating Diverse Creators This month's shoutout goes to FIYAH Literary Magazine of Black Speculative Fiction. Their current submission theme: LOVE, DEATH & ANDROIDS is about to close July 31st, so get in quick! I'm excited for their next edition featuring a collection of short stories from Black Authors on the theme above. Keep an eye... Continue Reading →

June 2021

Uplifting Diverse Writers As you probably know, the kids and I thoroughly enjoyed The Dragon Warrior when we read it recently, I couldn't go past giving author Katie Zhao a shoutout this month since we've started yet another of her novels and her brilliant writing needs to be shared. Katie Zhao is the author of... Continue Reading →

May 2021

Uplifting Diverse Writers A quick shout out to brilliant science fiction writer S.Z. Attwell, whose debut novel Aestus has been positively compared to the first of my favourite sci-fi universe, Dune. "Aestus (Latin for heat/agitation) is an adult dystopian science-fiction series set centuries after climate change has ravaged much of Earth. An epic story of vengeance, power,... Continue Reading →

April 2021

Supporting Black Writers First off, I'd like to give a shout out to Lornett Vestal and team over at the Evolving Man Project where, among other topics and musings, "each week [they] highlight an individual that embodies what it means to be an evolved person, famous and non-famous individuals alike. [Stating that] the world needs... Continue Reading →

Life cycle of a book

Each printed marking felt warm on my leaves. Though the binding hurt a little, it was finished soon after and I was in darkness.Rumbling, stop, start, up and down, until the light came again and I saw many others like me.Many, many others.Light and dark cycled, until a creature held me.The creature opened me, our souls linking all through the wondrous moments it spent with me and my... Continue Reading →