Happy Tuesday! Fantasy fiction with Black girls who aren't nice? Yes, please. Chelsea and I discuss her debut novel, We Are The Origin. We talk about the intricacies of the domains she created, why she created her own gods for the book, the power behind making dark-skinned people the standard of beauty, and being unapologetic about creating Black girls who are NOT nice.
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C. M. Lockhart (also known as Chelsea) is a Black writer of fantasy because she loves creating worlds, exploring relationships, and writing stories about Black girls who aren't all that nice. She is the founder of Written in Melanin LLC — which encompasses the Melanin Chat, a weekly podcast, and a YouTube channel of the same name — and the Melanin Library, an online database of books written by Black authors.
She is also a lover of video games and anime, so whenever she isn't reading and writing — or talking about reading and writing — she's watching anime, playing her Switch, and dreaming about the day her books get animated.