marchoftigers
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nprbooks:

Today in Book News: NPR Books does the happy nerd dance, because two newly discovered Octavia Butler stories are about to be released! Butler, who died in 2006, wrote genre-breaking science fiction at a time when it was almost exclusively the preserve of white men. Butler’s longtime agent Merrilee Heifetz found the two early stories among Butler’s papers at the Huntington Library
Also today: Junot Diaz on the unbearable whiteness of MFA programs, and Satuday is Free Comic Book Day.  
Read more here.

sugarbooty
could play almost any role in an Octavia book that was brought to the screen.

oeblegacy:

nprbooks:

Today in Book News: NPR Books does the happy nerd dance, because two newly discovered Octavia Butler stories are about to be released! Butler, who died in 2006, wrote genre-breaking science fiction at a time when it was almost exclusively the preserve of white men. Butler’s longtime agent Merrilee Heifetz found the two early stories among Butler’s papers at the Huntington Library

Also today: Junot Diaz on the unbearable whiteness of MFA programs, and Satuday is Free Comic Book Day.  

Read more here.

sugarbooty
could play almost any role in an Octavia book that was brought to the screen.
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weneeddiversebooks:

#WeNeedDiverseBooks because:

Message from S. Morishita:

I wanted to share my body-positive comic that I’m currently running a kickstarter to help raise funds to get it in print and purchase the ISBN number to get it in bookstores. 

Love! Love! Fighting! follows the story of Oriana who is having difficulties handling the friction within her family. Now that she has recently been fired from her job her little cousin decides to trick her back to her mother and fathers home country. Krisa’s plan is to possibly find some kind of way into the lime light while Oriana is still trying to mend the patch with her family but with stress piling up and also the fact that she’s never really lived her life for herself but always for others, she’s having a hard time finding her own place in life and it’s slowly tearing her down on the inside.

I really want to cover different topics about beauty and family with a touch of fluffy romance and a whole lot of comedy. There aren’t really a lot of Asian men, black women pairing and if their are it’s very rare to have anyone be plus size and also have the story not centered totally on her being big. I want to tell a story with a girl that has a lot of other problems to deal with besides the fact that she is plus size. I really hope that this story can help encourage and strength other young or older women. This story has also been a help for me to build back up my own confidence because I struggle with a lot of things but I want to keep telling myself that it’s going to be alright and this story is a way for me to vent my frustration and encourage myself at the same time.

Here’s the kickstarter link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1524977703/love-love-fighting-vol-1-and-2

I really hope that the kickstarter is a success. I would love to get these in some of the local libraries that I’ve been to and some of the book stores as well.  I’ve had such a hard time with trying to get other peoples interest in my story but you just keep working hard and making the stories that you love, even if your the only one that loves them.