Mar 5, 2015
Jenn speaks with Daniel José Older--author of Salsa Nocturna, Half-Resurrection Blues, the upcoming Shadowshaper, and articles for Buzzfeed & The Guardian--about the need for community for writers of color, how his plan for writing helped him persevere, and also about how the industry needs to change in order to embrace more stories by writers of color.
(Note: There's a quick Selma spoiler at the 40 minute mark if you haven't seen the film yet.)
In a separate episode posting today (Episode 13.5) Daniel and Jenn discuss the first book in his Bone Street Rumba series with Penguin, Half-Resurrection Blues. Whether you have or haven't read HRB definitely listen in on how Daniel went about creating his characters and the entire fantasy world that stretches beyond this series and into his other work.