In what is probably the 36th Hugo-related post you've read today, I'm here to shout at you that FIYAH is being nominated for a Hugo in the Best Semiprozine category. It's a STACKED category as we're on there with some incredible friends and colleagues doing amazing work year in and out: Beneath Ceaseless Skies, editor-in-chief… Continue reading FIYAH IS UP FOR A HUGO!
Earlier this week, I mentioned that I am nearing the end of my draft of YEMI (the black mermaid WIP)(!!!!!), so thought I'd drop a little treat over on Patreon. I write a lot of shorts in my Three Known Worlds universe, the most notable of which so far is Chesirah published in FIYAH #1… Continue reading YEMI and A Sea Witch Vignette
2019 is... a lot. And we're only into February. I myself have a mixed bag of stuff going on (a drunk driver drove a truck through my parents' living room last month, and taxes have murdered me almost entirely), but most of the good is happening in my publishing career, so yay for that. TAKE… Continue reading February 2019 Wrap Up
Good news, everyone! You can now support me on Patreon. I need time and money to both write and grow my publishing activism, and you can help take the weight off my need to keep multiple jobs with as little as $5/month. I'm really excited about my FEINT project over there as well. I'm taking… Continue reading Patreon and The Dead Withheld
Self-promotion is one of those things that will never not be awkward if you've got a hint of humility in your bones. It will also never not be absolutely essential as a writer of color. So here we are. This year has been huge for me and the projects of which I am a part.… Continue reading Award Eligibility
I've spent some days sort of staring at this page, wanting to get it right, filtering in the correct amount of cleverness and professionalism for my first mentor wishlist. The result is a pre-coffee rambling littered with Bob's Burgers gifs. Hello. I'm LeKesha. You can call me L. I'm mentoring in the Adult category and… Continue reading Pitch Wars Mentor Wishlist
What an amazing week! A RUIN OF SHADOWS was released by Dancing Star Press and the reception has been wonderful. I get excited all over again when someone tweets me a picture of the book when they received it. Being in print is still surreal. Also announced last week, I was awarded the Working-Class Writers… Continue reading A RUIN OF SHADOWS NOW AVAILABLE