I'm choosing, with this round of storytelling, to dive into 'harder topics,' and things I want to write about. I want to give my worlds more nuance, my characters more stakes, and hopefully more heart. I write for everyone but I cannot deny my experiences--Black experiences--are what have shaped me and should shape my writing. I'm adamant about this because of the erasure of my Black characters in THE DARK WORLD series by white readers.
‘Dracula’ is Live – The End of The Dark World series Is Here
It's been a wild ride since the start of The Dark World series with Book 1 back in 2013/2014.
Naturally, a lot has changed since the first book (just read through the blog to see how much), and although this journey has been beset with trials, drawbacks, and more, I'm proud to say the series is finally finished. I feel free. Elated.
When I first wrote THE DARK WORLD at sixteen and fashioned the “impossible” woman that was Alexandria Stone into my book’s reality, the idea of Dracula having a lineage whose special blood must be honed and protected made sense. A lot of the story of THE DARK WORLD is based, yes, on blood. That’s why, […]
I got the finished art for Christian Delacroix from the lovely FeySpeaker during stream on Friday!If you missed the Newsletter that went out earlier today, check out the abridged version below! He is known as Jack the Ripper by the greater London (human) public because of is proclivity to leave his victims where he kills […]
If you completely missed the tweet of me freaking out over the art the lovely @feyspeaker made of one of the main characters in THE DARK WORLD series the other day, you missed almost crying about how wonderful the art came out.It was so serendipitous to receive the finished artwork while on stream. Because of […]