Next up in the Black Speculative Fiction Author Spotlight is Dormaine G.!

Dormaine was born in Long Island, New York where she lived most of her life. She may be a nurse by profession but her heart has always belonged to writing. As a young child, she spent many Saturdays in the library nurturing her love for books. There she discovered her fascination for the paranormal genre through reading and watching movies.

After many years of working in hospitals and travel nursing, she took time off to pursue a career in writing where she likes to push the limits of the imagination and delve into the world of the unknown. When she is not on her computer, she loves to spend time with her husband and two feisty dogs.

Which author inspired you the most to write your own stories? 

I love just about anything paranormal, but I especially love to write paranormal horror. Pushing the limits of the imagination is so wonderful. Writing new characters can be so amazing and developing a personality is fulfilling.

Which author inspired you the most to write your own stories? 

My English teachers have always suggested it, but the author that really inspired me was L. A. Banks. The characters in her story and the flow of the story line thrilled me. Banks inspired me to finish my novels and publish them. I too wanted characters the affected a reader as her’s did me.

Do you think we need a black speculative fiction month? Why or why not?

Yes we do. As a black female author, I know how hard it is to get recognized.

Do you remember the first time you encountered your first black character in a work of speculative fiction? How old were you? How did it affect you?

Being young, I remember seeing black characters on television or in movies but they never seemed to get the main role or their character was the silly one. It bothered me, once I realized the pattern, and decided that I wanted main characters of color throughout my novels.

You can discover more about Dormaine at her website: http://www.dormaineg.com


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