Deadly Ever After

The Writing Adventures of The Undead Duo–Julie Hutchings and Kristen Strassel

Why I Will Probably Not Ever Write a Black Main Character

Our very own Callie got the fabulous Candice thinking…

The Amazing Interrobang‽

I’m writing this blog post for more reasons than I can count. I will say, however, that the things that drove me to put my thoughts down on cyber-paper are as follows:

1. Kristen Strassel (@KristenStrassel on Twitter)

My beautiful friend Kristen wrote a great book with a biracial main character (Callie’s half Jamaican—West Indies, y’all!) and it made me wonder about the last time I read something in my own genre (New Adult—hollaaa!) with a black, half black, African-American, West Indian (whatever version of this you want to call it) MAIN character. Thing is, I don’t think I ever have.

I can’t even think of an NA novel on my TBR with a black MC.

After realizing that, I realized something else. I wasn’t upset by this. Every time I think about how under-represented minority characters are in fiction, I can link a certain…

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