The Official NOC #CrossLines Reading List

This has been up since May and I had no idea my book was on such a great list. Seriously, the company I’m keeping is far above my station. It also happens to be a kick-ass list for fiction by and about people of colour.

My only quibble is the link to my book leads to someone else’s book instead of mine. You can find mine here, or you can just click the link right here on my blog. You know, if you still care and all, seeing as this was posted in May and we’re in November. But some of you have Christmas presents to get right? Well, here’s a list full of good options. Go have fun with it!

The Nerds of Color

This past weekend in Washington DC, the Smithsonian’s historic Arts & Industries building was home to the most important gathering of artists you have ever seen. The CrossLines pop-up culture lab on intersectionality brought together over 40 artists and scholars to explore race, gender, class, sexuality, religion, disability, etc.

I was fortunate enough to be invited and helped organize a Reading Lounge and live podcasts — while artist Matt Huynh painted a mural in real time the entire weekend. One of the questions I got asked the most was about the books we included, so after the jump you can find a complete list of books we had in the Lounge!

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NaNoWriMo And Piracity, Arrgh!

It's been a while. Hope you guys behaved yourselves while I was gone. Just a bit of news for those wondering what's been happening since I last dropped by. I signed up for NaNoWriMo for only the second time in my life because I love deadlines and I really want to get this second book … Continue reading NaNoWriMo And Piracity, Arrgh!

Success!!

Just so you guys know, it worked. You know that book I was posting bits of pieces of on here? The Nightward? Well, as planned, I finished writing it during my break. I've moved on to beta readers and continuous edits, which will end either when the book is bought and polished, or when I trunk it. … Continue reading Success!!

New Caribbean Beat Magazine Interview!

Hope you've all been behaving yourself while I'm away, putting the final scenes in my latest book. Remember I mentioned some good things were coming up for me soon? Well, one of them just dropped. Caribbean Beat magazine, the free in-flight magazine for Caribbean Airlines--one of the largest carriers in the Caribbean--interviewed me a while … Continue reading New Caribbean Beat Magazine Interview!

The Bookshine Bandit – New LEX TALIONIS Review

Happy New Year, everyone!! Yes, I know I'm very late. But I'm only one week late in China! I should have come by at least a couple of times last month, but in my defense, I was writing pretty steadily. I'm still at it and I've also been very busy at work, but I have … Continue reading The Bookshine Bandit – New LEX TALIONIS Review

Public Service Announcement!

You may have noticed I've been gone a while. That was due to several factors including illness, a very busy period at work, trying to write more, a vacation and general laziness (not in that order). However, I've since got over my bronchitis, killed my work assignment and had a blast on vacation in St. … Continue reading Public Service Announcement!

3 Day Quote Challenge! And They’re Off!!

I've been nominated for the Three Day Quote Challenge by Erin Burns! She has a wonderful blog in which she reviews books, among other things. She's extra special to me because not only did she read and like my novel LEX TALIONIS, she left reviews for it all over the place. If she wasn't already … Continue reading 3 Day Quote Challenge! And They’re Off!!

A Talk And An Award

* Edit:  It appears I got my history a bit wrong. Marlon James is the first Jamaican to win the Man Booker. However, the first Caribbean national to win it appears to have been V.S. Naipaul. It just so happens he was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago!  Yesterday I had a great time … Continue reading A Talk And An Award

A Few Good Women…

Earlier this year, Barnes and Noble did a great article featuring 7 speculative fiction books that feature strong female characters. Is it exhaustive? By no means. But it has a nice mix of modern and classic and also had the good sense to include the queen of Caribbean speculative fiction, Nalo Hopkinson. Seriously, if you … Continue reading A Few Good Women…

Tantie, Papa And The Mango Tree On Diego Colony

A bit from a story I'm still working on. Funny thing is, I finished another story with the same character and it got an Honourable Mention in the Writers of the Future Contest last year, but for some reason this story is just not cooperating. It won't tell me how to get to the ending, … Continue reading Tantie, Papa And The Mango Tree On Diego Colony