Friday, December 12, 2014

My Writing Journey?

Ask me how to write a post apocalyptic dark fantasy novel and I’d probably stare at you blankly and shrug my shoulders. But ask me how to write a story about a frightened and troubled young woman? I could tell you. If you ask me how to write a story about a man whose love for a woman spans time and space, and I can do that too. Tell me you want to know how to write a story filled with action and fear, sorrow, hope and a bevy of interesting and unusual characters, I’m your girl. Tell me to throw in some bad guys, good guys, and ambiguous guys and I’ll take care of it. But asking me how to write a post apocalyptic dark fantasy novel is like asking me to build a staircase to the moon. 
Daughter of Gods and Shadows is my first foray into the world of fantasy. It took me four years and six complete and total rewrites to find this story. There was no straight line getting from point A to B. My writing process for this project took a lot of twists and turns. I stumbled and fell and gave up, then got up, and started over. If I had to do it over again, would I? Hell yes!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Thanks to Tananarive Due’s speech on YouTube at the 2014 Platform Summit, I think that I have found my tribe.  Afrofuturism is—as best described By Rahkyt/Mark Rockeymoore at as “a movement represented by black authors, academics, Hip Hop headz and performers alike, all sharing a similar fascination with futuristic themes and expressions of modern societal tropes under the guise of the fantastic.”

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Pre-order your copy of Daughter of Gods and Shadows!
Artist:  liselotte-eriksson


The past, present, future, and the afterlife converge on Andromeda, the Seer of the Ages.   At any given time, she can exist in more than one dimension and has insights into the world unlike any other.  Her role is to see that the Prophecy of the Omens is fulfilled and she has sacrificed herself to the torturous ways of the Demon to ensure that it is.  The first Redeemer played her part four thousand years ago.  Now it’s time for the reborn, the Redeemer reincarnated to finish what her predecessor started.  Andromeda’s job is to orchestrate this symphony to perfection and wait for it to play out.
Daughter of Gods and Shadows by Jayde Brooks will be released February 3, 2015