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 →

Visitor

The grounds shuddered. The air hummed along with urgency. Something was happening. Its kin at rest, a lone creature emerged from its dwelling, peering out toward the meeting line of void and land. The hum grew violent as the void tore open with a flash. From the tear, a being of another kind tumbled into... 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 →

Somewhere Over

Human structures buzzed. Cat flicked ears. Crept beneath un-alive bushes with strange smells. Made the journey to Secret Place. Too many humans at Dark now. Can't handle Day anymore. Cat ruffled fur, warm air reaching skin. "Right there!" A child. "Shut up. Get inside." Child's Human. Child's eyes met Cat's as Human shoved Child through... 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 →

Pieces

Motes danced in the morning's first sweltering rays. Hektor savoured two plain, poached eggs, resolving to take some home one day. His mind's eye showed his home's rituals, worlds away, mrul-filled bowls steaming. He smelled its comforting decadence. Soon. Outside, planting seedlings, Hektor trained his mind toward his Earthen students, out too, exploring, growing. He... 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 →

December 2020

Current Project Update Finished the 1st alien Culture, got the foundations down, enough to write their part of the novel, and flesh out the finer details as I write. They’re an advanced race, valuing knowledge. Collecting and consolidating genetic and intellectual data from planets with life via inter-dimensional rift pathways. But they’re not all virtuous.... Continue Reading →

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