3 Chapters from The Amnesia of Junebugs Published in the African American Review

Finally! "Skinny Boys," "The Molesters" + "The Symmetry of Tablespoons," three Chapters from my debut novel, BLANK, were recently published in the African American Review (Volume 43 #1). After being accepted way back in 2008, it feels so great to finally see those chapters in print. If you want to buy a copy for yourself, you can do so here. Otherwise, check it out on Project Muse for free.

2nd Story Accepted in 2008

Well, it's been a very slow trickle in the great year of 2008 so far for publications. But I got an email recently that really made my day and gave me some real hope in the world of literary fiction: "The Molesters," "Skinny Boys" + "The Symmetry of Tablespoons," three chapters from my debut novel The Amnesia of Junebuys were picked up in the African American Review, a journal out of St. Louis University that includes essays, art, scholarly essays on Black history, cultural diaspora, anthropology, literature as well as poetry and fiction.

And not to brag or anything but the list of former fiction contributors includes impressive names like: Richard Wright, Clarence Major, Reginald McKnight, Rhodesia Jackson, Percival Everett, Rita Dove, Toni Morrison, Charles Johnson, and Gwendolyn Brooks. And damn, even if my piece doesn't come out until late 2009/2010, I have to say, it feels so good to know my writing matters to someone. It will keep me going for a while now to know that words matter, language is primordial reunion, and that I will have readers to connect with.