DC native Brian Bradford discusses new mystery novel, ‘Killing a Snitch’

Brian Bradford enjoys lying. His fixation for lies is more in the literary sense, however. As an author, he said, “I am creating characters and their interactions like a child playing with figurines. I’m inspired to tell the stories of Black farmers, cowboys, schoolteachers and others.”  The Washington, D.C., native has penned his first mystery […]

Book of the Week: ‘Rainbow Milk’ by author by Paul Mendez

An essential and revelatory coming-of-age narrative from a thrilling new voice, Rainbow Milk follows nineteen-year-old Jesse McCarthy as he grapples with his racial and sexual identities against the backdrop of his Jehovah’s Witness upbringing. In the 1950s, ex-boxer Norman Alonso is a determined and humble Jamaican who has immigrated to Britain with his wife and […]

Book of the Week: ‘A Lowcountry Bride’ by Preslaysa Williams

Maya Jackson has worked for Laura Whitcomb Inc., a renowned New York City bridal gown brand for years and dreams of becoming head designer. She has the talent, she just needs a chance to showcase her unique style. Due to an illness, she’s always prioritized her career over her personal life until Maya’s father fractures […]

Book of the Week: ‘Someone Like Me’ by Marian L. Thomas

Since her mother’s death, M a Day has been no stranger to loss. But with a budding new singing career on the horizon and help from Jack and Mary Tanner, a couple that understands from experience how a troubled past can prevent someone from having a better life, M a finally gets a fresh start. […]

Book of the Week: ‘How to Find a Princess: Runaway Royals’

Makeda Hicks has lost her job and her girlfriend in one fell swoop. The last thing she’s in the mood for is to rehash the story of her grandmother’s infamous summer fling with a runaway prince from Ibarania, or the investigator from the World Federation of Monarchies tasked with searching for Ibarania’s missing heir. Yet […]