So last week was my birthday, and the day after I went to my first literary festival as a panelist. This was all new to me, and I was nervous at first, but lucky me, I had some really lovely people at my side to keep me grounded and help me feel confident. I got … Continue reading My Life As A Panelist or Bocas Lit Fest 2015
Yes, in my world, these two actually go together! First, I've been gone for quite a while because my computer died on me and for several weeks I had nothing to write on. No blogging, no writing, nothing. This was me the entire time: Then, when I found someone who could fix it without demanding my first … Continue reading Games of Thrones and the Bocas Lit Festival
Hey! I've been a bit too tired this week to blog, but I thought I'd just make a little announcement. LEX TALIONIS is currently available for sale at RIK Bookstores Limited in Trinidad. I'm in my local bookstores! I know right? Crazy! Anyway, if you're a Trini, or you plan to be in Trinidad … Continue reading An Announcement for the Trinis
Yep, you heard me. For about a month or so now, I've been working hard to make sure I write Monday to Friday, no exceptions. This is a big departure for me. I'm an expert procrastinator and although I've finished about a dozen novels, I've never set myself a schedule. However, I take my writing … Continue reading In Which She Attempts to Write Five Days A Week, No Matter What
Hello there! Most of you know me well enough by now that you're aware I come here to natter to myself every once in a while. However, some of you may be coming by for the first time, so I'll just take this moment to let you know that this is also where I talk … Continue reading In Which There Is Shameless Self-Promotion
I'm so excited. Cheryl Morgan wrote an amazing article about Afrofuturist writers in scifi...and she mentioned me! Sure, I'm 'the newest kid on the Caribbean block', but my interview is on there and everything. And I got mentioned in the same breath as Samuel R. Delaney, Octavia Butler, N.K. Jemisin, Karen Lord and Tobias Buckell. … Continue reading I Got Mentioned in The New Watershed Article by Cheryl Morgan!
Really, Amazon, really? This is what we've come to? I won't even bother to talk about the absurdity of trying to rope indie and self-publishers into your argument with a publisher they have NOTHING TO DO WITH. Smarter people than I have already done that. And this is a reader's perspective on this. If you … Continue reading Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is, Amazon
This is your writer speaking. And what indie writer Ninie Hammon has to say is what EVERY writer--famous our not--would love to say if they weren't worried about coming off as pushy, demanding, ungrateful or off-putting. In today's world, your open and vocal support has become something we cannot do without. Once upon a time, … Continue reading What Everyone Who Loves Books Needs to Know
Red letter day over here! My first interview as an actual official author just went live over at Geek Syndicate! I'm totally on the front page and everything! *Fans self nervously with hands* So if I haven't completely scared you off with my ramblings and ridiculous love affair with gifs, you can find out more about … Continue reading My First Interview – Geek Syndicate UK!
Scientists have created the first living organism containing artificial DNA. If that doesn't both excite and terrify you, you need to put those brains down and focus, zombie man. I mean, aside from the fact that we seriously weren't sure this was even possible, the mind-blowing possibilities for biology and humanity's ability to adapt and create life...well, … Continue reading Artificial DNA Coming Soon To Bacteria Near You!