If you can stand it, check out my guest post at the Omnivoracious blog, and meet Francine Thomas Howard, author of Page from a Tennessee Journal, which comes out on AmazonEncore in mid-March! These are the questions we asked ourselves—what do YOU think?
- Most Americans like to think of US history in terms of progress, especially when it comes to African Americans (thing were bad, but they’re steadily getting better). Does historical fiction support or disrupt that theory?
- What do contemporary African American authors owe those ancestors who can no longer speak for themselves?
- Recently a black teenage blogger wrote a thoughtful post expressing how tired she is of reading historical fiction that seems to tell the same story over and over again. What does historical fiction have to offer younger generations?
This last one was originally linked to Ari’s post, but I guess it didn’t go through…sorry, Miss A!