Lez Get Literary: Library Journal Reviews The Dawn of Nia
Nia Ellis is deeply mourning the death of mentor and close friend Pat Carter, who dies from breast cancer at the age of 48. When a beautiful, mysterious woman shows up at the funeral and is revealed to be Pat’s daughter, Deidra, a Pandora’s box of secrets and scandal bursts open. Nia becomes a reluctant mediator between Pat’s squabbling family, while struggling with nascent feelings for the guarded yet warm Deidra, whose presence has shaken everyone to the core. Cherelle offers a lyrical portrayal of Nia’s grieving process—the rage, frustration, and sheer sadness often drives… Read more.


Middle Grade Fiction Praises Gay, African American Girls
New YA fiction novella Lyric & Blake written by social worker/therapist V. Nikki Jones, LCSW, LMFT features adventures and vulnerabilities of black girlhood outside of heteronormality and an inner-city setting. Jones is a doctoral candidate at… Read more.


Writer Catalina Sofia Dansberger Duque interviewed S. Andrea Allen (BLF Press) and Lauren Cherelle (Resolute Publishing) about their first collaborative publication, Lez Talk: A Collection of Black Lesbian Short Fiction. As Catalina explained, Allen and Cherelle collaborated to “give voice to current Black lesbian voices exploring realistic fiction, science fiction, fantasy and erotica that reflects the diverse professions, education, and socio economic experience of Black lesbians.”

Check out the full Ms. Blog Q&A here:

  • Q&A: Dr. Stephanie Allen and Lauren Cherelle on Black Lesbian Feminism and Fiction
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Catalina also featured the anthology in this HuffPost article:

  • A Dream Undeterred: An Interview w/ Black Lesbian Feminist Press On Their Debut Title, Lez Talk: A Collection of Black Lesbian Short Fiction
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Author Talk at North Carolina Central University
featuring LaToya Hankins

Fiction Writing Series