Black Publishing Power

This week, we’re supporting a campaign to show support for Black Lives Matter in the bookstores in addition to participating in our nationwide protests. The #BlackPublishingPower challenge urges people to buy any two books by Black writers between Sunday, June 14, and Saturday, June 20. Check out the hashtag #BlackoutBestsellerList on Twitter for ideas about what to buy. Also see this Mixed-Up Files post f or this one or ideas about other ways to support and create equity for Black creators.

Black publishing Power

Heather Murphy Capps
Heather Murphy Capps has always had a deep appreciation for comfort and elegance. She and Claudia would have run out of money quickly together but would absolutely have been on the same page about taxis and nice restaurants. And of course, solving mysteries about beautiful art. That said, Heather also appreciates Jamie’s love of complication, which is why she spent several years living in rural Kenya and then became a television news reporter, which involved standing for hours in the middle of hurricanes and political battles. Now she’s raising middle grade readers and writing for them. She loves to read and write books with lots of great science, magic, mystery, and adventure. Heather is an #ownvoices author and committed to creating more diversity in publishing.