We may be a little late for Hanukkah and Eid al-Adha, but that doesn't mean the season for giving is over! For the month of December, we are hosting a series of interviews of authors, bloggers, agents, editors and many more who promote diversity in books. Some will be traditionally published, some self published, and we will also be hosting a giveaway of several ebooks, as well as an audiobook, a 5 dollar Amazon giftcard for the US site, and a bundle featuring Tiffany Trent's books "The Unnaturalists" and an ARC for it's sequel "The Tinker King!"
Our first guest will be Steampunk fiction author Balogun Ojetade! Not only does he star a strong historical figure like Harriet Tubman as his leading lady in his "Moses: The Chronicles of Harriet Tubman", he drops her off in a world he created, as well as battle an often invisible war in the Black Community: Colorism.
We are still in the aesthetics of our the giveaway options(waiting on a few who may donate, and how the entries will be determined), so we will put up the rafflecopter widget as soon as it's ready to start accepting entries. Until then, here is a list of what is to come!
1. Balogun Ojetade- Author of Moses: The Chronicles of Harriet Tubman, a steampunk adventure
2. Lisa T.Cresswell- Author of Hush Puppy, an interracial romance to remember
3. Ruth De Jauregui- Creator of Alien Star Books a website promoting children and Young Adult novels with people of color protagonists
4. Tricia Drammeh- Author of "The Seance" and "The Claiming Words" two multicultural paranormal-fantasy books
5. Heather Heffner- Author of "The Year of the Wolf" a multicultural fantasy ride
6. Dennis Upkins- Author of "Hollowstone" professed Geek
7. Red Harvey- Author of "Cursed" a multicultural paranormal romance book
8. Kelan O'Connell- Author of "Delta Legend" a multicultural fantasy tale
9. Tiffany Trent- Author of "The Unnaturalists" steampunk adventure book
10. Ellen Oh- Author of "Prophecy" a fantasy book that will help Legend of Korra fans sleep while we wait for a new season
11. Stacy Whitman- Editor at Tu Books, an imprint of Lee and Low books, a publishing house that's speciality is diversity on books
12. Janiera Eldridge- Author of "Soul Sisters" series, paranormal adventure featuring a pair of Twinjas!
13. Camille Picott- Author of "Raggedy Chan: A Chinese heritage tale, and many more featuring Asian protagonists
14. Jacinda Buchmann- Author of Indigo Incite, paranormal romance also featuring twins XD
15. Jessica Negron- Agent at Talcott Notch Literary Services
16. Aya Ling- Author of the "Princesses Don't..." series, fantasy-comedy series
17. Jacqueline Koyanagi- Author of "Ascension:A Tangled Axon novel, multicultural science fiction novel
18. Audrey Gonzalez- Blogger at Rich in Color
19. Rachel Halpern- Fantasy/Sci fi book lover/ Entrepreneur
20. Alicia McCalla- Author of "Breaking Free" and many more multicultural SFF titles
Inteview with Adam Gidwitz and Aaron Blank
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