” My biggest luck was the Terry McMillan era, because what happened after the phenomenon of ‘Waiting to Exhale’ is that publishing woke up. They said, ‘Wow. Black people do read. “


” I started out with almost entirely black fans except for a little handful of people in the horror writers’ community, and those people really liked horror, you know. They will go to any lengths and read whomever they can find because they like that feeling of being scared. “


” I would say that in my black readership, more of my readers tolerate the horror aspect of my work, you know. ‘I don’t usually read this kind of stuff, but. “


” As a very young writer – kindergarten through about fifth grade – I most often wrote about black characters. My very early stories were science fiction and fantasy, with kids stowing away on spaceships and a girl named Tilly who was trying to get into the ‘Guinness Book of World Records.’ “


” Somehow, I realized I could write books about black characters who reflected my own experiences or otherworldly experiences – not just stories of history, poverty and oppression. “


” I believe black characters in fiction are still revolutionary, given our long history of erasure. “



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My biggest luck was the Terry McMillan era, because what happened after the phenomenon of
I started out with almost entirely black fans except for a little handful of people in the horror writers


I would say that in my black readership, more of my readers tolerate the horror aspect of my work, you know.
As a very young writer - kindergarten through about fifth grade - I most often wrote about black characters. My very early stories were science fiction and fantasy, with kids stowing away on spaceships and a girl named Tilly who was trying to get into the
Somehow, I realized I could write books about black characters who reflected my own experiences or otherworldly experiences - not just stories of history, poverty and oppression.
I believe black characters in fiction are still revolutionary, given our long history of erasure.
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