PSA: X-Men Is Still Our Story. DEAL!!!!!!

So this weekend, X-Men: First Class hits theaters. In fact, I’m on my way to go see the film after I finish with this post.

But before I do I felt the need to make this public service announcement:

Dear Racefailers,

On behalf of Negroes everywhere, X-MEN IS STILL OUR STORY!!!!

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Are we writers or gay writers?

As many of you know, my debut novel Hollowstone drops on June 17 and you can find out more about it here.

I’ll be posting more on my journey in making Hollowstone a reality in the not too distant future.

While promoting the novel, one of the things I’ve discussed is the hardships of being a marginalized writer.

While Hollowstone has many things working in its favor, because it features marginalized characters and tackles bigotry in a pull-no-punches manner, I knew it would disqualify me from many markets. Which is exactly what happened.

And while I was blessed to find a great publisher, a huge part of me mourns the incredible voices and stories we’re missing out on because of such a bigoted industry.

Suffice to say, this post which was forwarded to me, was a most interesting read. Because it’s something I can relate to all too well.