2018 Black History Month Author Appreciation: Troy Cle

For Black History Month 2018 we here at BlackSci-Fi.com want to celebrate a group of black speculative fiction authors who are killing the game with a wide variety of quality speculative fiction including science fiction, fantasy, steam funk, sword and soul, and horror. These are the men and women (from past and present) whose imaginations soar in creating some of the most creative speculative fiction content out there. If you’re looking for some good books to read, and a creative way to celebrate Black History Month, look no further.

Editors Note: We know there’s many more kick butt authors out there than 28, so please be happy to know we will focus on these authors throughout the coming year.

Photo credit Rayon Richards.

From the author’s website: “Troy CLE is the author of The Marvelous World Saga (Simon & Schuster / Random House Listening Library Audio) along with being the creator of Marvelous World University, and possesses a personal story of dedication, perseverance, and ingenuity. When he could not find a literary agent or major publisher, Troy CLE took his destiny into his own hands, employing his education, multimedia skills, and entrepreneurial zeal to self-publish and promote his novel. Using an alias to act as his own publicist, he generated the exposure needed to land two major publishing deals.

The Marvelous World Saga was launched nationwide in hardcover and audio and was awarded the Essence Literary Award for Children’s Literature. Troy CLE and his efforts as an author and educator have been featured by The New York Times, CBS, ABC, BET, PBS and many other major media outlets. He is a graduate of New York University (BA American Literature and English, MS Digital Design) and a highly experienced lecturer who has been invited to speak at many middle schools, high schools, colleges, and organizations such as the Harvard Graduate School of Education, UCLA, Seton Hall Prep, and the New York Public Library. Troy CLE currently resides in his hometown of East Orange, New Jersey.”

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