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It’s still 2019 somehow, which is simultaneously the longest and shortest year of my life, as we barrel toward the end of the world probably. What upsets me is just that impossible, disparate experience.

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As you can see, that long September was the more universally felt phenomena.

This was not at all supposed to be a Year In Review, or Twitter Round-Up, or whatever, but since we’re here.

Fun times in Minnesota (for the Twin Cities Book Festival), Iowa (visiting Cornell College), and Louisiana (having our first annual Melanin and Books Black Women Writers Retreat!):

And of course, my YA anthology, TAKE THE MIC, released in October!

Take The Mic

And then, all the things started for A SONG BELOW WATER, my 2020 contemporary fantasy YA, including a cover reveal and excerpt in Bustle, and lists, which is plural, and look at herrrrrr!


And so, despite the fact that it’s impossible to give you a true rundown (and seriously, you can always just follow me on literally any other of my social media accounts and be up to the minute), that is NOT why I came here.

Sometimes I just get an appetite for a movie, or set of movies, and know it’s time for rewatching.

I recently rewatched Fallen for the first time in yeeears, and while I had some thoughts on the absence of Black women and how frequently that happens, and how no one seems to have a problem with it, the execution still holds up for me.

My list of things to rewatch maybe before the end of the year:

  1. Queen of Katwe
  2. Escape From The Planet of the Apes
  3. War For The Planet of the Apes
  4. A Long Kiss Goodnight

Pretend to be surprised about numbers 2 and 3, kay? BISOU.

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