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Pearls: Science Fiction, Speculative Fiction, & Fantasy

The following authors will be reading excerpts from their work: K. Aten, Tenea D Johnson, Regina Hanel, JB Marsden, K. Ancrum, and Eboni Dunbar.

February 19 @ 1:15 pm 1:45 pm EST

  • K. Aten from Elemental Attraction,
  • Tenea D. Johnson from Frequencies, a Fiction Album,
  • Regina Hanel from Cassethea of Mercia,
  • JB Marsden from Virago,
  • K. Ancrum from The Weight of the Stars,
  • Eboni Dunbar from Stone and Steel

K. Aten is an award-winning author, Technical Analyst, and Social Media Manager living in Michigan with her wife, two kids, two cats, and a dog. She’s published more than a dozen novels across multiple genres since 2018, and is currently penning for Flashpoint Publications. For more information about this author and to view book purchase information, visit the Authors page.

Tenea D. Johnson is a multimedia storyteller, musician, editor, arts & empowerment entrepreneur, and award-winning author of 7 speculative fiction works, including 2021’s releases, Frequencies, a Fiction Album, and Broken Fevers, of which Publisher’s Weekly wrote “the 14 hard-hitting, memorable short stories and prose vignettes in this powerhouse collection… are astounding in their originality.” For more information about this author and to view book purchase information, visit the Authors page.

Regina Hanel lives in the mountainous suburbs of Northern New Jersey with her partner of twenty years. Her first novel, Love Another Day, received the Alice B. Readers’ Lavender Award certificate in 2012, which is given to “promising writers of lesbian fiction” and represents, to this author, a heart-warming affirmation that anything is possible through hard work and the love of creating. Other novels by this author are White Dragon, A Deeper Blue, and Cassethea of Mercia, which is her fourth and latest novel. For more information about this author and to view book purchase information, visit the Authors page.

JB “Joey” Marsden wrote her first short story at age ten, but, needing to make a living, spent most of her life writing academic tomes that no one enjoyed reading. Now having published six novels, she has realized her childhood dream. Her books are published by Sapphire Books and are available on Amazon: Reclaiming Yancy, The Travels of Charlie, Bobbi and Soul, Prairie Hearts, Family Ties, and Yancy in Love. For more information about this author and to view book purchase information, visit the Authors page.

K. Ancrum is the author of the award winning thriller THE WICKER KING, a lesbian romance THE WEIGHT OF THE STARS and the upcoming Peter Pan thriller DARLING. K. is a Chicago native passionate about diversity and representation in young adult fiction. She currently writes most of her work in the lush gardens of the Chicago Art Institute. For more information about this author and to view book purchase information, visit the Authors page.

Eboni J Dunbar (She/her) is a queer, black woman who writes queer and black speculative fiction. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her wife. She received her BA from Macalester College in English and her MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College. She is a VONA Alum, and the managing editor for FIYAH Literary Magazine. Her work can be found in Stellium Literary Magazine, FIYAH Literary Magazine, Drabblecast, Anathema: Spec from the margins, and Nightlight Podcast. She also has a novella, Stone and Steel, out now from Neon Hemlock. For more information about this author and to view book purchase information, visit the Authors page.

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