State of Black Sci-Fi 2012

Beginning tomorrow and going through the end of February, I will be participating in the “State of Black Sci-Fi 2012” blog dialogue with other writers and creators of black sci-fi/fantasy/spec fic.  It promises to be a great party full of  lively discussion about the present state and future of the genre by folks who are actively shaping this world.  This is your personal invitation to the party.

And this shin-dig will have some awesome party favors.  Each of the authors/artists will be giving away prizes to a lucky few who participate in the discussion.

Our first giveaway day will be Monday, February 6,2012. I will be giving away two signed autographed copies of my first book, Interlopers:  A Shifters Novel.  There are lots of ways to win.   You’ll receive:
  • 1 chance for subscribing to my blog. 
  • 1 chance for posting a comment on my weekly “State of Black Sci-Fi” blog.
  • 1 chance to win for sharing the link to my weekly “State of Black Sci-Fi” blog on Twitter (Follow me @ShiftersNovels)


  • 1 chance to win for following me on twitter.

For each chance you accumulate, you will receive one entry into the contest.  All of the entries will be totaled and two winners will be selected at random.  After 2/6, we start all over again.

Our first topic is “The State of Black Sci-Fi 2012”.   Look for my post tomorrow.

Check out the other authors/artists that will be participating:

Milton Davis, Author – Milton Davis is owner/publisher of MVmedia, LLC . As an author he specializes in science fiction and fantasy and is the author of Meji Book One, Meji Book Two and Changa’s Safari. Visit him: and

Margaret Fieland, Author– lives and writes in the suburbs west of Boston, MA with her partner and five dogs. She is one of the Poetic Muselings. Their poetry anthology, Lifelines is available from Her book, “Relocated,” will be available from MuseItUp Publishing in July, 2012. The Angry Little Boy,” will be published by 4RV publishing in early 2013. You may visit her website,

Valjeanne Jeffers, Author — is an editor and the author of the SF/fantasy novels: Immortal, Immortal II: The Time of Legend and Immortal III: Stealer of Souls. Her fourth and fifth novels: Immortal IV: Collision of Worlds and The Switch: Clockwork will be released this spring. Visit her at: and

Alicia McCalla, Author- writes for both young adults and adults with her brand of multicultural science fiction, urban fantasy, and futurism. Her debut novel, Breaking Free will be available February 1, 2012. The Breaking Free theme song created by Asante McCalla is available for immediate download on itunes and Amazon. Visit her at:

Carole McDonnell, Author–She writes Christian, speculative fiction, and multicultural stories. Her first novel is Wind Follower. Her short fiction has appeared in many anthologies and have been collected in an ebook, Spirit Fruit: Collected Speculative Fiction. Visit Carole: or

Rasheedah Phillips,Author–is the creator of The AfroFuturist Affair in Philly. She plans to debut her first spec/sci-fic novel Recurrence Plot in Spring 2012. You may catch her ruminating from time to time on her blog,

Nicole Sconiers, Author-is also a screenwriter living in the sunny jungle of L.A. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Antioch University Los Angeles, and she recently published Escape from Beckyville: Tales of Race, Hair and Rage. Visit her:

Jarvis Sheffield, M.Ed. is owner & operator of, & Visit him:

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