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GoodReads Giveaway!

Enter to win an advance copy of A Soul Reclaimed! Goodreads Book Giveaway A Soul Reclaimed by Shayna Grissom Giveaway ends April 13, 2019. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter Giveaway

PreOrder: A Soul Reclaimed

On Amazon: (More outlets to be determined!) Thank you to all the people who have been along for the ride. If someone told me five years ago that I'd be a business major who's job was a full-time author that makes her money by selling cakes... Well, not sure what I'd say.

Policing minorities in YA

In the second time this year, a YA novel has been put on hold at the request of the author due to social media blowback. More or less, people were offended and then a pile-on ensued. The authors decided the best course of action was to pull their debuts rather than "cause harm." The first novel was Blood Heir by Amélie Wen Zhao, and now Kosoko Jackson's A Place for Wolves. You can read more about these authors Here  and Here . What is this? Why would the writing community go from pushing the controversial envelope to pre-censuring novels? There is a lot at work here, but in my opinion, it boils down to policing minorities. Agents and Editors have been demanding diverse authors. It's no coincidence that a Chinese Immigrant and a Black Queer author were targeted. Zhao's book was a six-figure deal, Jackson was a well-established sensitivity reader (someone who looks for discrimination in books), these were people that many would be jealous of. Once the i