Sarah sits down to discuss Kenya Nelson’s debut novel, UNGRATEFUL. Listen in as they chat about Kenya’s process when developing characters, the #metoo movement, and the alternative rock industry.
I didn't get a chance to share these photos the day after the book launch. I was in a whirlwind of anxiety and excitement. Like Alimah says, "my nerves were a balled-up piece of paper thrown against the wall". I was up and down. Frazzled and a bottle of rosé was my saving grace. I... Continue Reading →
My brother and I collaborated on my book trailer, and it turned out amazing! This trailer truly embodied the mood and aesthetic of the novel. My brother, Ken Nelson Jr., is an award-winning filmmaker and editor, with an even more impressive resume. You can learn more about his work at http://www.raymediacreative.com. https://youtu.be/cTYixhPgtsA https://read.amazon.com/kp/card?asin=B08R8FNFW2&preview=inline&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_YWVZG89NN60EX5HXQ4B3
This year I teamed up with other literary experts at Literature & Pen to design and lead workshops for writers, readers, and others! So, I'm starting 2022 off pretty well. 👩🏽✍🏽 The title of my workshop is "Un-stereotyping: “Decolonizing” Offensive and Racial Tropes in Ethnic Literature". I will discuss the history of various racial tropes... Continue Reading →
...I was also writing my graduate thesis. 😱😭 I had started writing the novel (which was probably the fifth or sixth freakin' rewrite) back in 2020. That was a lot. But I did it. 🥳🎉 So, I'm sharing the graduate thesis that I have written and finished this past summer. The major theme of my... Continue Reading →
Alimah Kebede, a singer-songwriter, breaks barriers in alternative rock with chart-topping hits and high-grossing tours, at the cost of losing her sanity—and almost her life. Inspired by Me Too and its international impact, “Ungrateful” is a tale of a young Black woman’s spiritual battle against drug addiction, racism, and a sexually abusive CEO of a record label.