Recent Publications

I Sought Solace in my Bookshelf: on love, violence and literature at Buzzfeed Books

Move Over, Lovecraft…Fantasy Writers of Color are Coming Through at The Guardian

Dust at Lightspeed/iO9

Animal, a short story at Nightmare Magazine

Snowpiercer and the One White Dude To Rule Them All at Al Dia

NPR’s Latino USA segment on race, sci-fi and publishing featuring NK Jemisin, Nalo Hopkinson and me

The FanBros site interviews me about what I’m up to

 Jamie Moore and I interview the great Kiese Laymon about race, publishing and craft

On the Spirit World and White Supremacy in Publishing: an Interview with Latino Rebels

Specter Magazine interviews me about writing

Kimbilio Fiction interviews me about writing

Diversity Is Not Enough: Race Power Publishing at BuzzFeed Books

Gentrification’s Insidious Violence and the Truth About American Cities at Salon

Anyway: Angie, a short story in the Bone Street Rumba series at

Thom Hartmann interviews me about the White Savior Complex in slavery narratives

 12 Fundamentals of Writing ‘the Other’ (and the Self) at BuzzFeed Books

One Hundred Years of Weird Fear: On Lovecraft’s Literature of Genealogical Terror at BuzzFeed Books

What’s Like The Craziest Shit You’ve Ever Seen?” at The New Haven Review and Gawker

It’s time to take the white savior out of slave narratives at Salon

Whitewashed TV isn’t just racist, it’s boring at Salon

Another World Waits: Towards An Anti-Oppressive Sci-Fi & Fantasy at Apex

How I Found My Voice As A Feminist Of Color at Salon

An Interview With Ashley Ford

Victory Music a short story with audio

Set Truth On Stun: A Roundtable Discussion on Reimagining An Anti-Oppression and SFF

Borges’ Birdman and The Roots of Story a guest post on process and dreams

Writing From The Crossroads of Life & Death a guest post on EMS and writing

Skin Like Porcelain Death reprinted from Salsa Nocturna


3 Replies to “Recent Publications”

  1. Thank you for your insightful essay. As someone trying to break into speculative fiction and as a person of color, it really struck a chord. I remembered comments given to me at a conference about my YA fantasy. The agent said that my book wasn’t edgy enough because the protagonist, a Latina, was too close to her mother. She wanted her make snarky remarks and sound less hopeful about the relationship. After reading your article I realized that the reason I felt uncomfortable with that note was the fact that I never would have thought to mouth off and it’s a particularly Latin thing to think that way. I hope we can make room for that reality in speculative fiction. All girls can’t be Bella!

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