Brookwater's Curse

Black Speculative Fiction Authors

Nicole Givens Kurtz is the published author of the futuristic series, Cybil Lewis. Her novels have been named as finalists in the Fresh Voices in Science Fiction, EPPIE in Science Fiction, and Dream Realm Awards in science fiction. Nicole's short stories have earned an Honorable Mention in L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of The Future contest, and have appeared in Crossed Genres, Tales of the Talisman, and numerous anthologies such as Baen's Straight Outta Tombstone and Onyx Path's V20: Vampire Masquerade Anthology. For more, visit

Milton Davis - In 2005, Milton Davis decided to gather hundreds of pages of unfinished manuscripts and pursue a lifelong dream of completing a novel. He fulfilled that dream in 2008 with the release of Meji Book One through his own company, MV Media. Since that time Milton released four more novels; Meji Book Two,  Changa's Safari, Changa Safari Volume Two and A Debt To Pay. Each book has been well received by sword and sorcery fans around the world. Milton has also been credited in leading the revival of Sword and Soul, a heroic fiction sub-genre created by Charles R. Saunders, author of Imaro and Doussouye. Milton and Charles Saunders combined talents to release Griots: A Sword and Soul Anthology, in 2011 to excellent reviews. Milton currently resides in Metro Atlanta with his wife and children. He continues to work as a chemist while finally enjoying his passion for writing. For more, visit

Balogun Ojetade - is the author of the best-selling non-fiction books Afrikan Martial Arts: Discovering the Warrior Within, The African Warriors Bible, Surviving The Urban Apocalypse, The Urban Self Defense Manual and The Young Afrikan Warrior's Guide to Defeating Bullies and Trolls. He is one of the leading authorities in Afroretroism - film, fashion and fiction that combines African and/or African-American culture with a blend of "retro" styles and futuristic technology, in order to explore the themes of tension between past and future and between the alienating and empowering effects of technology. He writes about Afroretroism- Sword & Soul, Rococoa, Steamfunk and Dieselfunk. For more, visit,

Gerald Coleman -  Gerald L. Coleman is a Philosopher, Theologian, Poet, and Author who resides in Atlanta. Born and raised in Lexington, he did his undergraduate work in Philosophy and English at the University of Kentucky before completing a Master's degree in Theology at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tn.His most recent poetry appears in, Pluck! The Journal of Affrilachian Arts & Culture Issue 13 (University of Kentucky Press),the anthology Drawn To Marvel: Poems From The Comic Books (Minor Arcana Press), Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel Vol. 18, the journal of Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative, Diode Poetry Journal's 10th Anniversary Issue, and About Place Journal's 'South" Issue. He is the author of the Epic Fantasy novel When Night Falls: Book One of The Three Gifts and poetry collections, the road is long, falling to earth, and microphone check. He is a lover of espresso, Radical Orthodoxy, Wittgenstein, early mornings on the golf course, and Lexington in the fall. He is a co-founder of the Affrilachian Poets. For more, visit

Kyoko M. - "If Liz Lemon and Chandler Bing had a baby and she was black, that'd would be me. I am the author of the Black Parade series, which is on sale at Amazon and Smashwords, and I'm working on two more fantasy series. I adore Tumblr. Batman is my role model. Sarcasm is my second language. I eat junk food and I am completely unapologetic about it. I'm easy to talk to once I get over my shyness. I love animals. I watch an inordinate amount of movies, TV, and anime. If that doesn't scare you off, have at me." For more, visit

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