Max Rodriguez is founder and publisher of QBR: The Black Book Review; he also started the annual Harlem Book Fair. Rodriguez recently answered a few questions about his work and about trends in books by and for African Americans.
Even as she chronicles maritime history’s worst tragedy—the 1945 Soviet sinking of the German ship Wilhelm Gustloff—Sepetys reveals her characters’ profound humanity to create a story that’s urgently and radiantly told.
Urban fantasy author Hunter was born in Louisiana and raised across the South. Her popular series include the “Skinwalker” books featuring Jane Yellowrock, a Cherokee skinwalker who hunts rogue vampires, and the postapocalyptic “Rogue Mage” novels, helmed by stone mage Thorn St. Croix.
In his just published debut novel, Fallen Land, Brown draws from the vivid landscape of the past to capture the harsh realities of the post–Civil War South.
J.K. Ullrich’s self-published debut, Blue Karma, is getting rave reviews. The novel won Library Journal’s first Self-Published Ebook Award in Science Fiction, Top Medalist Honors, and the New Apple Summer 2015 Ebook Award. In this interview, Ullrich discusses the world she creates, sf, and her own reading interests. Blue Karma is available to read on […]
“People will go after you for combining poverty and abuse,” warns Sarah Payne, a writer admired by the eponymous heroine of Elizabeth Strout’s My Name Is Lucy Barton.
The first in a duology coming out in March, The Moon in the Palace by Weina Dai Randel is a stunning debut for historical fiction fans, especially those fascinated by China’s glorious past.
In Burke’s 11th novel, Olivia Randall’s once great love, Jack Harris—whose heart she broke when they were young but old enough for her to carry the guilt all these years later—returns in the most unexpected way.
Dave Ferraro’s latest title, Yokai, was recently named Best Fantasy in Library Journal‘s Self-Published Ebook Awards and is available to read on the SELF-e platform.
Balcony 7 offers an intriguing mix of titles. Recently, the company’s publisher, Randy L. Morkved, answered some questions via email about how the business got started and what they have to offer.