books-1245690.jpg

ABOUT

Blackbone Books is a burgeoning publishing company created by Chicago born/LA Based writer Breeze Vincinz. Our goal is to promote "out of the box" stories with strong characters, narratives, and distinct points of view from authors of African descent. We ARE your grandmother's publishing company because she was a kick-ass woman with a ton of interesting stories, and we want to make sure they are all heard. When it comes to offering resources, original content, and support for Black authors, we're going to put our BLACKbone into providing quality literary material. 

INSPIRATION

 

BOOKS

 
dreamstime_xl_789449_edited.jpg

CALL FOR AUTHORS

We want to create a network of authors whereas we can share our work, commonwealth our experiences, and provide support for one another. We are in the process of creating a book club focusing on anomalous stories of Black life, and we also are looking for authors to add to our team. For more information to be in the know with updates, leave your contact information below, and we’ll keep in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you!

BLACKBONE BOOK CLUB

The Blackbone Book Club meets every 2nd Sunday of the month. We will discuss fiction and non-fiction titles that creatively address issues dealing with race, gender, sexuality, and politics in unconventional/unorthodox ways. All are welcome to attend with discussions lasting around an hour. A virtual experience, no more than five (5) participants will be allowed per meeting with questions and comments acknowledged from the audience at large during the course of the broadcast.

 

For more info and to join the online panel, please CONTACT US.

PAST MEETINGS

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Ride. Share. Stories. by Breeze Vincinz

>> Read More

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Adjustment Day by Chuck Palahniuk

>> Read More

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Adjustment Day by Chuck Palahniuk

>> Read More

NEXT MEETINGS

Sunday, February 14, 2021


WICKED: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST BY GREGORY MAGUIRE This is the book that started it all! The basis for the smash hit Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Gregory Maguire's breathtaking New York Times bestseller Wicked views the land of Oz, its inhabitants, its Wizard, and the Emerald City, through a darker and greener (not rosier) lens. Brilliantly inventive, Wicked offers us a radical new evaluation of one of the most feared and hated characters in all of literature: the much maligned Wicked Witch of the West who, as Maguire tells us, wasn’t nearly as Wicked as we imagined. >> Purchase Book




Sunday, October 11, 2020


POSESSING THE SECRET OF JOY BY ALICE WALKER From the author the New York Times Book Review calls “a lavishly gifted writer,” this is the searing story of Tashi, a tribal African woman first glimpsed in The Color Purple whose fateful decision to submit to the tsunga’s knife and be genitally mutilated leads to a trauma that informs her life and fatefully alters her existence. Possessing the Secret of Joy, out of print for a number of years, was the first novel to deal with this controversial topic and managed to do so in a manner that Cosmopolitan called “masterful, honorable, and unforgettable storytelling.” >>Purchase Book >>Facebook Group (Sign Up) >>Bookclub Meeting




Sunday, November 8, 2020


THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO BY JUNOT DÍAZ Oscar is a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd who—from the New Jersey home he shares with his old world mother and rebellious sister—dreams of becoming the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien and, most of all, finding love. But Oscar may never get what he wants. Blame the fukú—a curse that has haunted Oscar’s family for generations, following them on their epic journey from Santo Domingo to the USA. Encapsulating Dominican-American history, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao opens our eyes to an astonishing vision of the contemporary American experience and explores the endless human capacity to persevere—and risk it all—in the name of love. >> Purchase Book




Sunday, December 13, 2020


AFRO-VEGAN: FARM-FRESH AFRICAN, CARIBBEAN, AND SOUTHERN FLAVORS REMIXED BY BRYANT TERRY In Afro-Vegan, renowned chef and food justice activist Bryant Terry reworks and remixes the favorite staples, ingredients, and classic dishes of the African Diaspora to present more than 100 wholly new, creative culinary combinations that will amaze vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores alike. >> Purchase Book





 

RESOURCES

Poets & Writers


This website not only provides ready access to databases of literary magazines, small presses, literary agents, MFA programs and writing contests, it also has information about how to get published, and an active community of writers who share information, support, and advice. >>Read More




Grammar Girl


Aptly billed as “your friendly guide to the world of grammar, punctuation, usage and fun developments in the English language,” Grammar Girl will set you straight when you’re feeling insecure about your use of a semicolon. >> Read More




Jane Friedman


When it comes to the topic of publishing in the digital age, there are few people more knowledgeable than former Writer’s Digest publisher Jane Friedman. Her blog includes posts on topics ranging from “how to find a literary agent,” to “best practices for author Facebook pages,” and “the complete guide to query letters.” >>Read More




Brain Pickings


If it’s inspiration you’re after, look no further than this treasure trove of ideas. Curated by the endlessly curious Maria Popova, Brain Pickings is a one-woman labor of love that will provide you endless intellectual and creative stimulation. >>Read More




Writer’s Digest


Another great one-stop shop for creative writers, this site hosts everything from writing advice and prompts, to publishing tips, to community forums and blogs (and you don’t have to be a magazine subscriber to access it). >>Read More




poets.org | The Academy of American Poets


When you’re in need of motivation, this website has lots of essays on “why writing matters.” It also has an extensive collection of over 5,000 poems by writers past and present. >>Read More




Literary Market Place


The LMP is a directory of book publishers and literary agents in the U.S. and Canada. >>Read More




Kirkus Reviews – “Word on the Street”


Every week, Kirkus posts a Q&A with a publisher, agent, or bookseller on the Pro Connect part of their website. This is a great resource for writers looking for the inside scoop from industry professionals. >>Read More




Literary Hub


Dubbed “the best of the literary internet,” LITHUB curates daily and weekly lists of engaging and informative articles from across the literary spectrum. They also publish original content and exclusive excerpts by great writers. >>Read More




U.S. Copyright Office


This is dryer reading for sure (it’s the government after all), but here you will find everything you need to know about copyrighting, including a step-by-step guide to registering your work. >>Read More




Writers Guild of America West


The Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) is a labor union composed of the thousands of writers who write the television shows, movies, news programs, documentaries, animation, videogames and new media content that keep audiences constantly entertained and informed. >>Read More




Roadmap Writers


Roadmap Writers is a screenwriting education and training platform for Career Writers looking for a guided path to success. Our programs are hosted by working industry executives and are designed to empower writers with actionable tools and insights to elevate their craft and cultivate relationships with industry professionals. >>Read More





"If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it."

-Toni Morrison

 

CONTACT

info@blackbonebooks.com

Tel: 818-660-6574

18336 Soledad Canyon Rd, Ste 2801

Canyon Country, CA 91387

  • Facebook
  • YouTube
  • Pinterest

(c) Blackbone Books | All rights reserved | Website designed by MR Cooper Design