by Carleen Brice
AND THE WINNER IS...Nicole! Please send me your mailing address and I will send you a signed copy of my book. Hope you like it! Thanks for leaving comments everyone!
First, I must send you all over to my other blog to celebrate National Buy a Book By a Black Author and Give it to Somebody Not Black Month. Author-friends are suggesting great books for gift ideas AND giving away signed books. I'll wait while you go check it out.
Children of the Waters.
2010 was a wonderful year for book releases by black women. Brava sister-writers! (Of course, our own Lori L. Tharps and Ernessa T. Carter had great debut novels this year!) Here are 10 others that stand out and would make great holiday gifts for readers:
Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self by Danielle Evans: Debut short story collection that is one of Alan Cheuses' tops of winter 2010.
Broken Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin: 2nd in an amazing fantasy trilogy.
The Girl Who Fell From the Sky by Heidi Durrow: national-bestselling story of a young mixed-race girl who survives a family tragedy.
Glorious by Bernice McFadden: glorious story about the Harlem Renaissance and an Oprah-magazine pick.
Moonshine by Alaya Johnson, who mixes prohibition mobsters and vampires to create a mighty brew.
Uptown by Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant: Speaking of timely, this is a story about real estate and family drama.
Wading Home by Rosalyn Story: I'm impressed by writers and impressed by musicians. A writer who is also a musician? Wow! Father-son drama set in New Orleans as Katrina hits.
Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez: Heartwrenching novel about four women friends and their lovers (who also happen to own them) who visit a real-life resort right before the Civil War.
What Mother Never Told Me by Donna Hill: Like mother-daughter stories? Check this "good read" out!
Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor: Another one for fantasy lovers. Amazon picked this as one of their top 10 of 2010.