Major congratulations to legendary mystery author theValerie Wilson Wesley on the release of her latest book ☛A GLIMMER OF DEATH [pub: Kensington] today. I’m embarrassed to admit that I did not know that the woman behind the beloved Tamara Hayle series is thankfully still writing books.
Somehow after performing her beautiful and brilliant poem, “The Hill We Climb” for the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, 22-year-old poet Amanda Gorman found time and the bandwidth to tweet that her forthcoming books ☛CHANGE SINGS: A CHILDREN’S ANTHEM [Viking Books for Young Readers] and ☛THE HILL WE CLIMB [Viking Books for Young Readers] are already topping Amazon’s best sellers list,
Novelist Ladee Hubbard‘s second book ☛THE RIB KING [pub: Amistad] releases today. The New Orleans-based author’s first book ☛THE TALENTED RIBKINS [pub: Melville House Publishing] not only won the 2018 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Debut Fiction,
Celebrated poet Mahogany L. Browne‘s debut novel ☛CHLORINE SKY [pub:Crown Books for Young Readers] releases today! “Chlorine Sky is about an African-American teen dealing with fractured friendships, first romances, and her own empowering coming-of-age.” If you missed the chance to purchase tickets to Well-Read Black Girl’s Friendship Summit celebrating Chlorine Sky‘s launch today,
ICYMI: Beautiful sister authors Maika and Maritza Mouliteappeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers last night promoting their latest novel ☛ONE OF THE GOOD ONES [Inkyard Press]. Maritza actually interned for NBC once upon a time and shares a hilarious admission with Seth Meyers.
Debut author Mateo Askaripour‘s “raw and intimate” novel ☛BLACK BUCK [pub: Houghton Mifflin] releases today. If you’re thinking, “Wait. Isn’t ‘Black Buck’ offensive?” Yup. And it’s meant to be so. Not to mention the main character works at Starbucks, plus there’s the almighty Black dollar—all of which contribute to the provocative title.