Keep me posted on the latest book releases, signings, conferences and conversations.

Book Releases

Queenie By Candice Carty-Williams

Happiest of pub days to Candice Carty-Williams! The Jamaican Brit’s debut novel ☛QUEENIE [pub: Gallery/Scout Press] drops in the U.S. today.


Per Simon & Schuster:

Bridget Jones’s Diary meets Americanah in this disarmingly honest, boldly political, and truly inclusive novel that will speak to anyone who has gone looking for love and found something very different in its place.

I’m Telling The Truth, But I’m Lying By Bassey Ikpi


I’M TELLING THE TRUTH, BUT I’M LYING: ESSAYS [pub: Harper Perennial] by Bassey Ikpi arrives on bookshelves and e-readers today. The “Nigerian born American bred” poet is also a mental health advocate. 


Per HarperCollins:

A deeply personal collection of essays exploring Nigerian-American author Bassey Ikpi’s experiences navigating Bipolar II and anxiety throughout the course of her life.

Survival Math by Mitchell S. Jackson

Happiest of Pub days to Mitchell S. Jackson on the release of his latest book ☛SURVIVAL MATH: NOTES ON AN ALL-AMERICAN FAMILY!


Per Simon & Schuster:

In a thrillingly alive, candid new work, award-winning author Mitchell S. Jackson takes us inside the drug-ravaged neighborhood and struggling family of his youth,

If Beale Street Could Talk Novel by James Baldwin, Movie by Barry Jenkins

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Read, or um, hopefully re-read James Baldwin’s ☛IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK [pub: Vintage International] before the film releases in theaters nationwide on November 30th. While I don’t remember the age, grade or even the year, I first read Beale Street, I will never forget the taste of bittersweetness that lingered after I finished it.