Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Black Authors Discuss their Craft at Book Expo of America (Video)

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*Recently I was in attendance at Book Expo of America 2015 at the Jacob Javitz Center on New York City’s far west side. 68 years in the making, the BEA serves as an annual mecca for big time publishing companies, independent publishers and authors from across the creative spectrum.

Indeed, it was a book lover’s dream simply walking through the center, flipping through the crisp pages of the latest novel by your favorite author, or marveling at the cover art by a relatively unknown penman.  However, for our audiences, diversity is not just the cause for a day, a week or even a month, but for an entire lifetime. To that end, I searched up and down the aisles over the course of the three day festival for Black authors that you may not have heard of, but whose work is original and interesting as well.

I came across authors Christina L. BarrK. Edwards and  Celia Mai in the author exhibition section within a stone’s throw of one another. Luckily, the camera was rolling as each  explained the ins and outs of their respective works.

Christina L. Barr (science fiction, fantasy) The Color of God’s Eyes:

K. Edwards (nonfiction narrative) The Five Nincompoops, the Princess and the Savior:

Celia Mai (science fiction, fantasy) Switched: Other Side of the Wormhole:

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Ricardo A. Hazell began his career in journalism in 1996 as a Research Intern for the prestigious Editor & Publisher Co. His byline has appeared in The Root, Washington Post, Black Enterprise and he helped define culture within the African Diaspora as Senior Cultural Contributor at The Shadow League. Currently working on the semi-autobiographical novel "Remorse".

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