For the Kids in Oakland Walking Around Believing in Fairytales

“Can you believe that? A kid from Oakland walking around and believing in fairy tales,” Which translates, can you believe there are young minds in urban settings filled with wonder? The answer is Yes! Filmed briefly in Oakland Black Panther, captures that  wonder   That wonder was not ignored when I penned the Tales of…

Alaya Dawn Johnson Knows Vampires

Alaya (rhymes with “papaya”) lives, writes, cooks and (perhaps most importantly) eats in Mexico City. Her literary loves are all forms of speculative fiction, historical fiction, and the occasional highbrow novel. She plays the guitar badly and eats very well, particularly during canning season. She has published six novels for adults and young adults, including…