Black Indie Spec Fiction Authors You Should Know - Part One
I've been a Black Indie Speculative Fiction author and publisher for 13 years. Over those years I've met a lot of other Black authors that write great books, but because of circumstances and the nature of the business, haven't received the recognition I feel they deserve. Although the current boom in Black Speculative Fiction is recent, it's a movement that has existed for a long time, and some of us that have been writing and self publishing all this time are finally beginning to see interest in what we do.
A few months ago I was asked to make a list of my fellow authors who I felt deserved attention. I balked. Lists make me nervous. There's always someone I think about after I've submitted the list, and there's always a chance someone I know might feel slighted if I didn't include them. But recently I changed my mind. I decided that if I I shared my own list, flawed or not, it might spur others to share as well and in the end shine more light on authors that deserve more attention.
So I contacted a few friends who are avid readers of Black indie speculative fiction authors. I asked them make a list of 25 authors. I took their list, compared it with mine, then chose the authors that appeared on all the lists. These are the authors that appear on all lists.
Jeff Carroll - https://hhcnf.blogspot.com/
Gerald Coleman - https://www.geraldlcoleman.com/
Crystal Conner - https://www.wordsmithcrystalconnor.com/who-we-are
Lynn Emery - https://www.lynnemery.com/
Keith 'D.K.' Gaston - https://www.dkgaston.com/
William Hayashi - https://www.thedarksidetrilogy.com/
Valjeanne Jeffers - https://www.vjeffersandqveal.com/
Alan Jones - https://alandjones.com/
Ronald Jones - https://www.amazon.com/Ronald-T.-Jones/e/B002C1OJ8Y
Nicole Given Kurtz - https://nicolegivenskurtz.net/
Kai Leakes - https://kwhp5f.wixsite.com/kai-leakes
Kyoko M - https://shewhowritesmonsters.com/
Carole McDonnell - https://www.amazon.com/Carole-McDonnell/e/B0034Q3BWG%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share
Violette Meier - https://violettemeier.com/
Cerece Renee Murphy - https://www.cerecerenniemurphy.com/
Balogun Ojetade - https://chroniclesofharriet.com/
Steve Van Patten - https://brookwaterscurse.com/
Eden Royce - http://edenroyce.com/
Aziza Sphinx - https://www.azizasphinx.com/
Zig Zag Claybourne - https://writeonrightoncom.ipage.com/index.html
Please don't consider this a comprehensive list. It's only a starting point, the tip of the iceberg. There are Black indie authors I included on my list that didn't show on the others and visa versa. I encourage everyone that reads this blog to add to this list in the comments section. I hope you find this list helpful to beginning or continuing you exposure to some great Black Indie Speculative authors and their wonderful worlds.