Yesterday one of my son’s favorite authors, Rick Riordan (the Red Pyramid series, the Percy Jackson series, etc.), announced he will match donations up to $10,000 for my publishing colleague’s crowdfunding campaign. Who is this friend of mine? Bill Campbell, the mastermind behind Rosarium Publishing.
I first met Bill when another colleague, author K. Ceres Wright, invited me to a talk being given by Phenderson Djèlí Clark on the long-overlooked African American works of science fiction from the 1800s and early 1900s. It was a great event, one that was standing room only, and afterwards a group of us–authors, editors, and artists, including Phenderson–went out to break bread together.
Bill was part of that initial group, some of whom have gone on to form the Diverse Writers & Artists of Speculative Fiction (of which I am a founding member–more on that soon!). We’ve hung out off and on since…
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