Fresh Selections

Fresh Selections

Into the Blogosphere

I am the pleased recipient of an Emerging Artists Grant, which means I’ll be blogging for the first time. To follow that particular journey meet me here starting May 23rd.

Out and About in March

–For those attending this year’s AWP in Tampa, March 7th @7pm come check out Centenarian Vision, an AWP offsite reading features authors based in San Francisco and Tampa Bays.

–Early Risers, March 16th @8:30am I’ll be performing a selection from an upcoming audio project at the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts in Orlando.  I’ll be sharing time/space with Charles Vess and lewis lain who’ll be presenting their fine work as well..

–March 23rd and 24th, come enjoy and engage in Nassau at the University of the Bahamas’ Blue Flamingo Literary Festival where we’ll delve into Afrofuturism. Exact time forthcoming.


Sycorax’s Daughters Is a Stoker Award Finalist

Congrats to the editors and my fellow authors and poets for the nomination. Kudos to all this year’s nominees.

Listen to the Opening of evolution®

Check out to hear the opening of evolution®,  the second and final book in the R/evolution duology, out in 2017.

Smoketown Wins the Carl Brandon Parallax Award –and there’s more

I’m honored and excited to say that Smoketown won the 2011 Carl Brandon Parallax Award–and R/evolution was an honorable mention.That’s a good day in my book.

Congratulations to Andrea Hairston who won the Kindred Award and all the honorees (such good company). Here’s a link to check out the honorees


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R/evolution on the Radio

Heads up. Radio, my romantic favorite, is still out there and this week “How the Carters Got Their Name” tripped across its waves. It was featured on the Black Tribbles show’s inaugural Octavia City  episode, a showcase of all stories and topics, Afrofuturistic. Check out it here

New Smoketown Review

Dear Author has just reviewed, Smoketown and here’s a bit of the reviewer had to say:

“The characters each had not exactly a secret, but maybe a small mystery behind them, which are  first hinted at and then revealed in each individual’s “song” which is played in the main symphony. I say “song” not because every character in the book was singing, but because at times the writing felt very musical and very passionate to me .
 . . I truly did feel that the city of Leodaire was a living breathing thing in this book; the city which was still hurting from the traumatic event of its past and which finally started healing at the end of the book.
 I really loved how the hope and darkness are both present in this story and that hope eventually prevails.”

The full review is available here.

“Swell of the Cicadas” in Shades of Blue and Gray

“Swell of the Cicadas,” my foray into ghost stories is coming out in Prime Books’ Shades of Blue and Gray, a collection of Civil War ghost stories, due out in August 2013.

Only Then Can I Sleep Excerpt

Just posted a short reading/excerpt from Only Then Can I Sleep if you’re looking for some alien love and metamorphosis. Now back to work on the fiction album.

Girls Out Loud Music Fest

This Sept. 15th I’ll be appearing with fellow author Lynette Mae at the Girls Out Loud Music Fest in St. Pete. GOL will feature Hunter Valentine, Geri X, and a ton more talented musicians and DJs.

KGB Reading was a Great Time

Jeff was wonderful as always. Had great conversations, audience, and meal. Thanks again to Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel for the invite and to everyone who showed up. You all made it a great night. 

T-minus 5 Days Until the Fantastic Fiction Reading @KGB

Am I excited? You could say that. Back in NYC to read with the great Jeffrey Ford and revisit my old stomping grounds and good friends. It’s the perfect antidote to the Floridian heat.

“Only Then Can I Sleep” Available in Love and Darker Passions

Double Dragon has just released the Love and Darker Passions anthology.

Love and Darker Passions is a collection of provocative short stories by today’s up-and-coming authors of dark, urban and Gothic fantasy. One man falls in love with an ancient monster, another becomes enchanted by a voice that drives him to a frenzy of self-punishment, and another can’t understand three very odd days he’s spending with his girlfriend. Award-winning author Karen Duvall sends a Millennial Alice through a very different looking glass, and acclaimed author Lee Barwood sends the Sighted bard of her upcoming series into the passionate world of faerie to find a child and a special destiny. Bestseller C.E. Murphy makes her twisted fairytale tell what drives a lover into the arms of her questionable beloved, and Tenea D. Johnson works a soul-stealing spell of magic. In Love and Darker Passions, edgy and cult fantasy authors combine their talents to make us question what inspires love, why we crave revenge against those who’ve stolen love from us, and why we despair when love’s pain is lost.

Book Excerpt up at Shewired

Shewired has posted an excerpt of Smoketown on their site. You can check it out here.

The Banal and the Profane, Me Edition

If you ever wanted to stalk me (and I trust you don’t), here’s a head start.