Tuesday, May 26, 2009

New to the site?

This is my birthday, so I don't feel like blogging. But I do want to link to this great article with author L.A. Banks talking about how moving her vampire books from the "black section" of the bookstore into the same section as Stephen King and Ann Rice helped her career (though she's still waiting to breakout Stephanie Meyers-style).

I'll be in New York passing out buttons at BEA so we might have some new visitors this week. If you're new to White Readers Meet Black Authors, welcome!  Please stay and have a look around.  (Usually, I post every Tuesday.)  There are plenty of recommendations for good books by black authors, reasons why everybody should read books by black authors, and discussions about what constitutes a "black book".

The holiday National Buy a Book by a Black Author and Give it to Somebody Not Black Month is in December, and yes, we will be celebrating again this year. 

There's even video!



Coming up: Father's Day book recommendations.

5 comments:

I_am_Tulsa said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you get to meet a lot of great new people at the convention...I wish I could go too....
(I am quite the lurker around here, but I wanted to wish you a happy B-day and let you know that I love your posts.)

LT said...

Happy Birthday Carleen!

Frederick Smith said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you've having a great time at BEA. Thanks for all you do with keeping up this site and discussion!

Eric said...

Happy Birthday, Carleen! I have been a lurker, too. I also found the interview with L.A. Banks pretty interesting. I also had the opportunity to interview her for the Books of Soul website. Check it out at http://booksofsoul.com/2008/11/interview-with-leslie-banks/

Angie L. Jennings said...

May 26 is my birthday, too! I'm glad I was able to catch your panel at BEA this year. Keep up the good work you do. It was my first time attending the conference and was a little taken aback at how segregated the event seemed. What are your thoughts?