This year, I added a new event: the Journal Burning Bonfire.
I just knew that, as a black woman, if I wanted to write, I needed some credentials.
We were going to meet every Sunday after church service, Christians and sinners alike till we got the job done.
At the heart of all young adult literature is this equation: belonging + power = identity.
I wanted my stories to transport readers to someplace new and strange.
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