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 🙂
Twenty before 20 is a New Adult Novella. An excerpt can be read here
An excerpt from JUKEBOX Volume II can be found here
Iron Mike is an artificial intelligence male, or A.I.M. See, one day a little girl went on a school field trip and . . .
Malia’s YA Paranormal excerpt can be read here.
Meet Valkyrie Jones, AKA Valencia Perez
Her novella will be out in late October and you can read an excerpt here
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!