As an emerging writer, I'm always fascinated to learn more about authors individual writing journeys. Joy L. Smith's debut book, TURNING, comes out Spring 2022. I was really excited to reach out to her since Joy's book has similar themes to WHEN IT ALL SYNCHS UP, the book I'm currently querying - both center Black… Continue reading

Alexandra Mae Jones’s debut novel THE QUEEN OF JUNK ISLAND is a story of self-discovery and coming to terms with identity in challenging circumstances. These are similar themes to my own debut, which may not be that surprising since we share the same editor, Claire Caldwell at Annick Press. Besides a wonderful editor, Alexandra and… Continue reading