As some of you know, I'm an educator. Long before I wrote and published my first book, I taught high school students in Baltimore City. In 2015, Baltimore City became international news after the death of Freddie Gray, by police officers, and the subsequent riots and protests.
Unfortunately, many others before Freddie Gray and after have been victims of unjustified death at the hands of police officers. George Floyd's murder and the pandemic have become a tipping point for many. A wake-up call for some. A stripping away of blinders for others.
Black Lives Matter isn't a slogan but a call to action.
In this newsletter, I wanted to take time to acknowledge major worldwide events. To recognize the pain, stress, and frustration of many. To express my dedication to continue to pen novels with African Americans as heroes and heroines. To making them the face of paranormal and fantasy worlds because representation matters.
I encourage you to find the place in your life where you can make a difference.