The Lee and Low New Visions Award opened on June 1st. The deadline is Oct 31st.
I’ve listed the details here: Lee and Low 2014 new Visions Award
Here’s the link to the Lee and Low website and the page listing the contest:
After I put up the post EACH ONE, REACH ONE I decided there was more I needed to do, besides putting links in the sidebar of this site.
So on this day remembering Martin Luther King Jr, I’m setting up a new site, one that I hope will become a one stop shop if a reader (or author) wants to peruse books with protagonists of color in all genres. The books won’t be sold on the site, but there will be links directing buyers and others to the websites where an author’s work can be purchased. I’m working on the new site now, on another browser. If you’d like to take a peek at what I’ve got so far, the site is
This is how I’m trying to set it up (columns, video set up, featured books slider)
Right now I mainly have place holders up. My hope is simply to become an asset for those without advertising budgets, or those new to self publishing, or those who aren’t listed on the front page of Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Maybe I can compile a decent database of authors and their novels. And I’ll have GIFs and book trailers up there also.
I’d also like to promote sites that review multicultural works, and those that interview authors of color. Hopefully, the site will be fully functional by February
Iron Mike is an artificial intelligence male, or A.I.M. See, one day a little girl went on a school field trip and . . .
A bit of a teaser for JUKEBOX Volume Two, set for release in September.
Country deep Southern Rock, the first sighting of Glitter and Glam, and Soul Music gets downright Funky. Simone, Eli and Johnny are forever changed during the decade of free love, black power and violent protests over the Vietnam War.
While JUKEBOX Volume one was a YA novel, Volume Two is an adult historical.
Also, a free excerpt of the paranormal serial novella RAZHER will be up this week!
The Olympics will be held in London, England from July 27th until August 12th (dates include opening and closing ceremonies)
This book was an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Quarterfinalist in 2011. It will be released in July.
In the YA multicultural romance novel HEAVEN, A therapy dog transforms the lives of the teen inmate who trains her and the wounded young marine who becomes her owner.
Now that Jukebox is no longer in the running for one of the top three slots in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards, I’m releasing the ebook Tuesday, June 5th and using the semi-finalist status for marketing purposes.
I’m still trying to figure out how to add the back cover to Kindle so I’ve downloaded a few tools to study, like Mobi and Calibre.
Congrats to the finalists in YA fiction and General fiction! Please go to Amazon and read their excerpts so you can vote for the winners in these two categories.
Summer is almost here!
So more time can be devoted to my multicultural ebooks and covers. I created a teaser/mock up of a new teen heroine. She’s a Shieldmaiden in training and her ebook, like Razher’s will be out this summer:
If you haven’t seen The Avengers yet, I urge you to do so. It’s funny, fast paced and a comic book geek’s dream (like me and my family).