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For Black History month, we wanted to shine our light on the tremendous work done by African-American and black women fiction authors.

Today we highlight the work of debut American author -- Tomi Adeyemi (Wikipedia, Amazon). 

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Like so many first generation Americans, Ms. Adeyemi was not taught about her Nigerian heritage, her parents did not to teach their children their native tongue. As an adult, she found herself called to her heritage.

Ms. Adeyemi graduated from Harvard University with an honors degree in English Literature. She studied West African mythology and culture on fellowship in Salvador, Brazil.

Her debut novel, Children of Blood and Bone (2018), debuted at #1 on the New York Times Bestselling list. The book is the first in the Young Adult trilogy, the  Legacy of OrÏsha. The second book, Children of Virtue and Vengence, is due out in 2019.

Children of Blood and Bone was optioned for a movie and is currently in development. 

When she is now working on her fiction, Ms. Adeyemi works as a creative writing coach. She writes passionately about "Telling a Story that Matters." Through her website, Ms. Adeyemi provides a depth of resources to help people "stop messing around and start achieving your writing dreams."

If you are an author, we encourage you to join Ms. Adeyemi's website to learn more about the craft.

We encourage you to read Children of Blood and Bone.

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