THE STONE THROWER and The Festival of Literary Diversity (The FOLD) – May 6-8

I can’t tell you how proud I am of the founder of The FOLD (Festival of Literary Diversity). A client and friend, she’s a huge writing talent and activist in the publishing community. She has big news! Jael Richardson has launched a new book today: The African-American football player Chuck Ealey grew up in aContinue reading “THE STONE THROWER and The Festival of Literary Diversity (The FOLD) – May 6-8”

Things I Wish I Knew: 5 Things To Know When Writing Diverse Characters by Dahlia Adler

You might know Dahlia Adler as an author, a blogger, a Twitter enthusiast (follow her)–or all three! But I know her as an intelligent advocate of marginalized voices and talented writer of diverse stories. She’s our next expert in the “Things I Wish I Knew” series. Writing diverse characters is a life skill for a writer. ItContinue reading “Things I Wish I Knew: 5 Things To Know When Writing Diverse Characters by Dahlia Adler”

My Controversial New Year’s Resolution. And Tell Me: What’s Your Reading-Related Resolution?

There are so many great ways to incorporate reading into your New Year’s Resolutions. Do you want to read more books in 2016? Try Harper’s 50 Book Pledge. Do you want to read books you wouldn’t otherwise? Here’s a great reading challenge from Pop Sugar! Do you want to increase the diverse reading you’re doing?Continue reading “My Controversial New Year’s Resolution. And Tell Me: What’s Your Reading-Related Resolution?”

Writing Diversity: campaigns, resources, terms and how you can help to read between your own lines

There are so many great campaigns going around the internet about diversity in publishing and books. This is my attempt to share that wisdom and it is not an exhaustive or complete list. Diversity is a word for the growing awareness (not a trend) that all types of people should honestly and accurately be represented inContinue reading “Writing Diversity: campaigns, resources, terms and how you can help to read between your own lines”