Yesterday I took the day off to celebrate some football with my husband so I did not post day 7 of my Black Authors I LOVE feature. Today I am making up for it so here is my entry for Day 7: OCTAVIA BUTLER!
I fell in love with Miss Butler’s books back in the 90s and had the honor of meeting her at a book reading in Charlotte, NC before her passing. She was a true inspiration and her characters are nothing like I have ever read. A true pioneer, her work is classified as Science Fiction and she was one of a handful of black authors who wrote in this genre. If you haven’t read her, I urge you to read at least one of her books. I am sure you will want to read more once you do. A few of my favorites are Kindred, Mind of My Mind and Fledgling. If you have read her, what are your faves? Leave a comment on the post.