Written Things



SIGNAL | short story (coming summer 2019, Fireside Fiction)

TAKE THE MIC: FICTIONAL STORIES OF EVERYDAY RESISTANCE | short story- The Helpers (coming 9/2019, Scholastic/A.A. Levine)

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General Daynja Édo is a legend: head of the celebrated Boorhian Empire’s military and possessor of a mask of untold power. She has raised her Shadow Army of seven assassins from childhood. But mounting disillusionment over a life of brutality, a petulant emperor, and prodding from The Artful Djinni force her to defy orders for the first time in her thirty year career. When the empire decides they no longer need Édo if they can get the mask, she must face the monsters of her own making and the legacy they’ve turned against her.

April 2018. Dancing Star Press     $3.99 – $9.99
Paperback and ebook available at: Dancing Star Press  |  Amazon [paperback] [kindle] | Barnes + Noble  |  Kobo
Goodreads  |  Review in Strange Horizons SEUSA Issue


CHESIRAH | novelette

A fenox cannot help but burn anymore than they can help the cage they emerge into when they return from ash. Even a gilded cage is still a prison. Chesirah has decided to fight for her freedom, and she’ll torch anyone who stands in her way.

January 2017. FIYAH Literary Magazine Issue #1: REBIRTH     $3.99
2017 Nebula Reading List   |  One of The “Time to Run Some Red Lights” Sippy Awards for Excellent Action! in Short SFF   |   Reprinted @ PodCastle

Essays + Other Things

Skiffy & Fanty Signal Boost #52

POB Scoring: Growth + Accountability

FIYAH’s #BlackSpecFic Roundtable

That Which Does Not Kill Us – YA Pride

50 Shades of POC – Roundtable with Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Things I Learned from Nina Simone – Black Girl Nerds

That Time The Muppets Saved My Life – Black Girl Nerds

On Mental Health and Walking My Fault Lines – Black Girl Nerds

Incidents at the Intersection of Black Mental Health – Black Girl Nerds