Posts Tagged by African-American / Black

DiverifYA: Coco Nichole

This week, the lovely Coco Nichole joins us on DiversifYA! Coco writes Multicultural YA lit and other short stories. She has a degree in English Education from the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga. She teaches High School English Language Arts. When Coco isn’t writing or telling stories, she is spending time with her fiance, […]

DiversifYA: Brandi M Ziegler

Brandi M Ziegler joins us at DiversifYA today! Brandi was my (Marieke’s) PitchWars 2014 mentee and she’s a extremely talented writer and all-round wonderful person. You can find her on Twitter and on her blog! 1. How do you identify yourself? The short answer is black. But I also identify as a woman, a mom, and […]

DiversifYA: Jenn Baker

Today, Jenn Baker is here at DiversifYA! Jennifer Baker is a writer of fiction & nonfiction, creator of the Minorities in Publishing podcast, and one of the wonderful Sr. VPs for We Need Diverse Books, where she’s getting some really exciting stuff done. Her writing appeared in Newtown Literary, Boston Literary Magazine, Eclectic Flash, and […]

DiversifYA: Randi Pink

Today, we have the most wonderful Randi Pink here at DiversifYA! Randi is the author of one of the 2016 debuts I’m most excited about, a YA about “sixteen-year-old Latoya Williams, who is black and attends a mostly white high school in the Bible Belt. In a moment of desperation, she prays for the power […]

DiversifYA: Trakena Prevost

I love getting contacted by peope who share their passion for diversifying YA and have a fantastic story to tell in the process. Trakena Prevost is one of those people, and we’re very excited to host her here today! Trakena’s debut YA Urban Fantasy CURSED (Evernight Teen) hit shelves in 2013. If you want to […]

DiversifYA: Brandy Colbert

We’re back! Hooray! We’re starting off our spring quarter with a fantastic interviewee, and I’m so delighted to have her here: Brandy Colbert. Brandy is a tap dancer, copy editor, and author of POINTE, one of my most anticipated reads of the year. And what’s more, POINTE just happens to release today! So check it […]

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