Tuesday, December 2, 2008

New York Magazine approves

New York Magazine places National Buy a Book by a Black Author and Give it to Somebody Not Black Month on the brilliant side of their approval matrix. Aw shucks!

11 comments:

Therese said...

And on the Highbrow side, to boot!

Nice going.

Now, when will we see you on the morning shows? :)

Maryann said...

I think it's time Oprah picked you up. Congrats, Carleen. All your hard work is finally being recognized all the way around.

Bernice L. McFadden said...

That is soooo cool!

Lisa said...

Oooh, I'm with Maryann. Or maybe one of the Obamas will hear of this and we'll have a new literary cabinet post established, or maybe...

Gosh, and we'll be able to say, "we knew her when..."

Congratulations! And don't forget to tell people to buy your book, dammit. :)

Carleen Brice said...

Thanks friends! I'm just happy the word is spreading!!

Nichelle Tramble said...

This is great! Hope it sends a lot of traffic your way.

Amy MacKinnon said...

Carleen, you're doing something important here.

As a white author whose main characters happen to be African-American -- it's just how they appeared to me -- you've made me reflect on the authors behind the words even more.

Books I've bought this month:

THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD by Zora Neale Hurston

and

THE UNTELLING by Tayari Jones.

Maybe I'll give them as gifts, maybe I'll keep them.

Sustenance Scout said...

Oprah all the way, Carleen! Is it any wonder this terrific project is getting so much attention? You've obviously hit on something big. K.

Lafreya said...

Horray and Congradulations
And the more book by black people that are bought means that agent and editiors have to pay more attention to considering black fiction. I'm so glad you are doing this!!!! As my agent says it all about if you can make publisher some money

Doret said...

A New York Magazine nod, very cool. Have you framed it yet?

Michelle Sutton said...

I was told about your site on the Urban Christian Fiction blog my friend hosts. I have to say I thought the video was funny and entertaining. I've been reading novels written by black authors since the (gasp) late 1970s when I discovered Alex Haley's novels Roots and Queenie and I've been hooked ever since. And yes, I'm not black (on the outside, anyway).