Why I want to write “BEAUTIFUL MONSTERS”

When I was seventeen years old, I was sitting in my family's living room contemplating two things at once : why I enjoyed CRAZY RICH ASIANS by Kevin Kwan so much and why I haven't ever read a black romance. I am, of course, a hopeless romantic -- I've devoured classics like THE NOTEBOOK by… Continue reading Why I want to write “BEAUTIFUL MONSTERS”

Why I wrote “Of Blood and Roses”

OF BLOOD AND ROSES is what I often like to call my passion project. It was the one story that stuck with me since the age of thirteen until now, so I'm not exactly surprised that it's the one that got me my literary agent and is on submission to editors as we speak. The… Continue reading Why I wrote “Of Blood and Roses”

Why I want to write “When Black was Beautiful”

I’m used to reading books about slavery. Growing up as a black girl in the western world (I was born in London, England before I moved to Canada when I was nine), I was desperate to see myself in any form of literature or media, and most of the time that translated to feature films… Continue reading Why I want to write “When Black was Beautiful”


“There has never been a time when black was beautiful. Least of all now.”  # The year is 1965. The Jim Crow Laws have finally ended, and Bourbons Academy for the children of the rich and powerful is forced to accept its first batch of dark skinned students. But the Academy isn’t about to let… Continue reading WHEN BLACK WAS BEAUTIFUL


Angel N’Da  is an upstart black teen from downtown Toronto with a pocket full of dreams. When she lands a once in a lifetime opportunity to work with renowned photographer Amanda Collins and her troop of supermodels for the Black is Beautiful movement, she never expects to meet Adonis Mendeles, the light skinned king of… Continue reading BEAUTIFUL MONSTERS


Blood. Grit. Honour.  Those are the Guardian's Guild words. For the past five years, trapped in the underground Vesperian fighting Pits designed to turn even the most innocent of boys into hardened killers, that witless mantra is all that Draxler Druen has ever known. Light, warmth, and love have all become things of the past.… Continue reading OF BLOOD AND ROSES