Last night, Kalisha Buckhanon read several beautifully written excerpts of Solemn and answered questions about her writing process and general experiences as a writer. There was particular interest in her experience writing as a black woman. Many publishers told her she'd have no audience for her stories about black families and black struggles. Yet she stood there last night in a room full of people who love her work! It was truly inspiring to see. We can't wait to see what Kalisha comes up with next and we look forward to workshopping her next novel. Be sure to pick up a copy of Solemn to experience this woman's incredible writing!