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Fantasy author Zetta Elliott (A Wish After Midnight, Ship of Souls, The Door at the Crossroads) takes on the issue of minstrelsy in kidlit. “Minstrelsy is the New Black” originally appeared in the third volume of our Quarterly Almanac–a quarterly collection of awesome original short fiction, essays, reviews, and reprints (edited and curated by yours […]
SFF in Conversation is a new monthly feature on The Book Smugglers in which we invite guests to talk about a variety of topics important to speculative fiction fans, authors, and readers. Our vision is to create a safe (moderated) space for thoughtful conversation about the genre, with a special focus on inclusivity and diversity […]
In which we showcase the cover (with a giveaway) of Zetta Elliott’s The Door at the Crossroads. Today we are thrilled to unveil the cover and synopsis for The Door at the Crossroads, Zetta Elliott’s long awaited sequel to A Wish After Midnight. Without further ado, behold! The smugglerific cover! About the Book: Do you […]
Title: The Deep Author: Zetta Elliott Genre: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult, PoC Publisher: Self-published Publication Date: December 2013 Hardcover: 176 Pages THE DEEP plunges readers into a dangerous, underground world policed by members of The League, a secret group of women and men who use their intuitive abilities to detect energy surges far below the […]
Welcome to Smugglivus 2012! Throughout this month, we will have daily guests – authors and bloggers alike – looking back at their favorite reads of 2012, and looking forward to events and upcoming books in 2013. Who: Zetta Elliott: black feminist, professor, poet, playwright, essayist, and novelist of some truly amazing books for young adults […]
Title: Ship of Souls Author: Zetta Elliott Genre: Fantasy (Contemporary/Urban Fantasy), Young Adult Publisher: Amazon Encore Publication date: February 2012 Paperback: 132 pages When Dmitri, an 11-year-old bird watcher and math whiz, loses his mother to breast cancer, he is taken in by Mrs. Martin, an elderly white woman. Unaccustomed to the company of kids […]
Welcome to Smugglivus 2010: Day 4 Throughout this month, we will have daily guests – authors, bloggers and publishers alike – looking back at their favorite reads of 2010, and looking forward to events and upcoming books in 2011. Who: Zetta Elliott, writer, educator, activist and author of YA and Children’s novels. We are avid […]
Welcome to our second guest post (the first one, by Michael Grant on writing dystopian fiction is here) in the YAAM – 2010 edition. As part of our celebration of all things YA, we invited authors from different genres to write articles about the books and the genres they write. We are proud to present […]
Title: A Wish After Midnight Author: Zetta Elliott Genre: Young Adult, Historical, Speculative Fiction Publisher: CreateSpace Publication Date: March 2009 Paperback: 254 Pages Fifteen-year old Genna Colon believes wishes can come true. Frustrated by the drug dealers in her building, her family’s cramped apartment, and her inability to compete with the cute girls at school, […]
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