Next up in the Black Speculative Fiction Author Spotlight is Lynn Emery!
Which author inspired you the most to write your own stories?
Do you think we need a black speculative fiction month? Why or why not?
Yes. Any means to raise the profile of authors via cross promotion is fantastic.
As a reader, what would you like to see more of from black speculative fiction authors?
Mysteries set in future worlds!
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?
I don’t recall when or what age. I read Delaney not even knowing he was Black. I only recall loving his work. However, I loved speculative fiction starting when I was 9 or 10 years old. Going to new worlds, or seeing how people reacted in fantastic situations helped me deal with a hostile world, being a little brown girl I mean.
Mix knowledge of voodoo, Louisiana politics and forensic social work, and you get a snapshot of author Lynn Emery. Lynn has written twenty-two novels so far, one of which inspired the BET made-for-television movie AFTER ALL based on her romantic suspense novel of the same name.
Lynn’s recent titles include murder mysteries set in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana featuring a Creole psychic and a Cajun deputy. The titles in this series are: A Darker Shade of Midnight (#1), Between Dusk and Dawn (#2), and Only By Moonlight (#3). Into The Mist (#4) continues the harrowing case files of LaShaun Rousselle and Deputy Chase Broussard. Into the Mist will be released in October 2016.
You can find more info about Lynn here: www.lynnemery.com
In That Awful Sound, they take on the case of an old moneyed Garden District resident. Something supernatural is creeping around her grand nineteenth century mansion, and she wants it gone. On the outside, she’s the picture of respectability and decorum. Yet within those stately walls lurk generations of dark secrets. Charmaine and Jessi find themselves caught in twisted plots, betrayals, and murder. They’ll need every ounce of their paranormal skills to solve a grisly murder and stay alive.
Read Smooth Operator, another Charmaine and Jessi Joliet story. Charmaine has to outwit a couple of deadly scam artists to avoid a murder charge and get Jessi out of serious trouble.
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