TODAY’S BLACK SPECULATIVE FICTION MONTH SPOTLIGHT IS CAROLE MCDONNELL!
Carole McDonnell holds a BA degree in Literature from SUNY Purchase and is a writer of Christian, speculative fiction, and multicultural stories. Her writings appear in various anthologies including “So Long Been Dreaming: Post-colonialism in science fiction,” edited by Nalo Hopkinson and published by Arsenal Pulp Press; “Jigsaw Nation” published by Spyre publications, and other publications. Her reviews appear in print and at various online sites. She is a columnist for several Christian and African-American magazines. She lives in New York’s Hudson Valley with her husband, two sons, and their pets. Her first novel, Wind Follower was published by Juno Books in September 2007. Her second novel, The Constant Tower, was published in June 2013
Her Published Fiction and Essays include:
— “Oreo Blues”– Essay in LIFENOTES: Personal Writings By Contemporary Black Women, edited by Patricia Bell-Scott. Published by W.W. Norton.
— “Homecoming” – Short story. Won first prize in New Mass Media’s Annual contest and was a third place winner in the annual national Contemporary Western Fiction contest.
— “Lingua Franca” – Short story. So Long Been Dreaming: Post-Colonialism in Science Fiction — Arsenal Pulp Press – October 2004.
— “Black is the color of my true love’s hair,” – Short story. Fantastic Visions III – Fantasist Enterprises – August 2005.
— “The Australians”– Essay in LIFE SPICES from Seasoned Sistahs: Writings By Mature Women of color, Published by Nubian Images Publications.
— Homecoming at the Borderlands Cafe – Short story to be published in Jigsaw Nation anthology – DNA Publications March 2006
— “The Cat Came Back” – Nudges from God anthology.
— “That Smile” – “Then an angel came along” anthology.
— Additional devotionals appear in Christian print magazines and websites.
The Gleaners — in Black Faery anthology
So Far — in Black Science Fiction Society anthology
Changeling — in Griots edited by Milton Davis and Charles Saunders
Housewarming — in When the Morning Stars Sang anthology edited by Lyn Perry
A Cry For Hire – Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, edited by Warren Lapine