During the whole month of February, we celebrated Black authors and Black literature! We invited 15 incredible authors to the Pond and we shared our book recommendations to read during Black History Month (and every other month of the year!).
Black History Month 2021
Let’s Go On a Pond-cation!
- An Interview with J.Elle, Author of Wings of Ebony; On Her Debut, Identity, and Writing to Give Space and Empower
- Interview with Camryn Garrett, Author of Off the Record; On Inspirations, Researching HIV, and Authentic Teen Experiences
- Interview with Nekesa Afia, Author of Dead Dead Girls; On Writing a Historical Mystery & Centering Queer Black Women
- Interview with Ciannon Smart, Author of Witches Steeped in Gold; On Her Jamaican-Inspired Fantasy Debut, Worldbuilding, and its Gorgeous Cover
- An Interview with Celeste Harte, Author of Conquest; On Dragons as Allegories, Genres, and Indie Publishing
- Interview with Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé, Author of Ace of Spades; On Black Horror, Dark Academia, and Her Exciting Debut
- An Interview with Chrystal D. Giles, Author of Take Back the Block; On Writing Gentrification, Activism, and Cool Protagonists
- An Interview with Daven McQueen, Author of The Invincible Summer of Juniper Jones; On Historical Fiction, Friendships, and Biracial Identities
- An Interview with Synithia Williams, Author of Careless Whispers; On the American South, Black Joy, and K-Drama & C-Drama Recommendations!
- An Interview with Sarah Raughley, Author of The Bones of Ruin; On Her Inspirations, Growth as a Writer, and How RPGs Do It Better
- An Interview with L.L. McKinney, Author of A Blade So Black; On Writing Retellings, Missing Parents in YA, and Her Top Three Anime
- An Interview with Julian Winters, Author of The Summer of Everything; On Creating Communities, Queer Black Stories, and Quarantine Tunes