Tuesday, January 5, 2010

News and notes


Publishers Weekly has some great reviews of upcoming releases. Gonna be a big spring!

One is for Jabari Asim's A Taste of Honey: "Asim successfully delves into politics, domestic violence, racial identity, young love, and more in this humorous and poignant collection, although often the characters feel too rich for the format."

They also loved Uptown by Deberry and Grant: "DeBerry and Grant capture timely and increasingly universal themes with this dramatic, epic and often tragic story of triumph and failure."

Of Suzetta Perkins' Nothing Stays the Same, "This tight sequel to Ex-Terminator checks in on the fortunes of the “Ex-Files,” a group of friends who’ve helped each survive life after divorce."

Blonde Roots, a British parody of the slave trade by Bernardine Evaristo, hits the states this month. Here's a review.

Online chats
RAWSISTAZ have some great authors in the queue, including Darnella Ford on her latest novel Finding Me.

They're also celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Sugar online today. Congrats Bernice!!!

Interviews and blog posts

The Defenders Online talks with author Elizabeth Nunez about her novel Anna In-Between.

Tu Publishing's editor Stacy Whitman talks multicultural sci fi and fantasy for kids and YA.

A book reviewer calls for diversity in publishing in wake of Cybil Awards controversy. Check here for more from Black-eyed Susan on the topic of diversity in children's literature.

Ishmael Reed wonders what 2010 holds for black literature.

Contests and free books!
I'm holding a contest to promote the LMN movie "Sins of the Mother" based on my novel Orange Mint and Honey. Go here for more details.


Anonymous said...

Hi Carleen, really glad I found your blog. Thank you for the great resources and happy new year! :)

Zetta said...

I don't know HOW you manage to pull together everything that interests me, but I appreciate it! And the new look is fabulous...

Carleen Brice said...

Thank you both!

printersrowpoet said...

I've only been reading your blog for about a month, but I'm inspired! I have a gift card burning a hole in my pocket, so I'm going to march into that African-American Lit section of the bookstore and buy one of your suggestions. Thanks!

Inda Lauryn said...

If I may be so bold, I would like to draw your attention to my books. I am currently promoting my works THE PEOPLE IN MY HEAD and IN TIME. You can go by my website for book trailers, previews and other cool stuff. I also have links to where you may buy my books. Take care and I hope you decide to drop by.

Inda Lauryn