Post-It Representation

Today, I want to welcome Tiffany Rose to Read Diverse Books. Her debut novel, Hello World, will officially release February 21st, 2017. That’s tomorrow! (Add the book on Goodreads.)

If you haven’t heard about Hello World, this post will introduce you not only to the book, but also to the author and her thoughts on in-text representation of marginalized identities.

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“Problem Daughters” Anthology Is Open For Submissions And Needs Funding!

Problem Daughters will amplify the voices of women who are sometimes excluded from mainstream feminism. It will be an anthology of beautiful, thoughtful, unconventional speculative fiction and poetry around the theme of intersectional feminism, with a specific focus on the lives and experiences of women of colour, QUILTBAG women, disabled women, sex workers, and all intersection of these. Edited by Nicolette Barischoff, Rivqa Rafael and Djibril al-Ayad, the anthology will be published by Futurefire.net Publishing and is currently being crowdfunded and is open to submissions. Today, Rivqa and Nicolette talk about the value of anthologies for readers and writers, particularly marginalised writers.

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Queer Retellings, Aromanticism, and Centering Friendship in Your Narratives

Today, I’m happy to have author Claudie Arseneault on Read Diverse Books. Claudie is an important voice in the asexual and aromantic online communities . She is also behind the Aromantic and Asexual Speculative Fiction Database , which is fantastic resource for those seeking more books with aro and ace representation. Browse through the database, add some books to your TBR, and share it with others!

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Author Elliott Turner Takes On “The Rapid Fire Book Tag”!

Earlier this week, I reviewed Elliott Turner’s debut novel, The Night Of The Virgin. If you didn’t get a chance to read my review, you can do so now. However, the novel won’t release until June 2017, so keep it in the back of your mind and add it on Goodreads for now!

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[Guest Post] Writing Relationships As An Ace Author – by Rachel Sharp

Today, I want to welcome author Rachel Sharp to Read Diverse Books. She is a fun and interesting personality on Twitter who’s worth a follow. She also has a new book, Phaethon, out now! It’s an Urban Fantasy/ Tech Fantasy that nerds will love. Please read her guest post below about writing romance and sex scenes as an asexual author and then add her new novel, Phaethon, on Goodreads!

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“Saudade” In The Latinx Community – A Guest Post by Jude Sierra & A Book Giveaway.

Latinx Heritage Month technically ended yesterday, October 15th. But I still have a few blog posts to share with you all. I figured we shouldn’t limit Latinx voices to any one specific month. Yes, we should celebrate during times like Latinx Heritage Month, but also continue to support Latinx talent for the rest of the year!

So here’s a post by poet and romance author, Jude Sierra!

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Reading Villalobos in McAllen

A guest post by Elliott Turner:

About seven years ago, I was broke. I was drowning in student loan and credit card debt. I had a wife and young family in Latin America, and needed a steady job in the US ASAP to be able to bring them to the US. I’d crashed at my mom’s place a few months, but couldn’t stay there forever. Thus, I scanned job openings online every day and applied for a gig in an area of the United States often overlooked: the Rio Grande Valley, that patch of arid Texas land just North of Mexico.

It was a decision that would change my life forever. And I will forever link that period of my life to a groundbreaking novella about the narco-estado by Juan Pablo Villalobos.

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From Love, Community

A guest post by Sabrina Vourvoulias, author of the dystopian novel, “Ink.”

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“Abre Los Hojos” – ​Désirée Zamorano on the dangers of selective perception

A guest post by Désirée Zamorano on the dangers of selective perception.

From Wikipedia: “Selective perception is the tendency not to notice and more quickly forget stimuli that cause emotional discomfort and contradict our prior beliefs.”

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Guest Review: Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera

I want to give a huge thanks to Brendon from Gaming For Justice for cross-posting this wonderful review on my blog for Latinx Heritage Month .

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