5 Indie (And Small Press) Authors Who Are Breaking the Rules and Kicking Ass!

Around the World in 80 Books

By Tqwana B.

Some rules are meant to be broken…


Especially when those rules are set in place by an industry as resistant to change as legacy publishing. This is never more apparent than when it concerns diversity and diverse books. But, there are still authors who are doing things their way and totally killing it!

Here are just a few of my new favorite authors whose books refuse to fit inside the very small box of what others find acceptable.

1.Rebekah Weatherspoon – I recently discovered this author on Twitter (much better ‘discoverability’ tool than any newsletter from the Big 5 in terms of diversity) and love the choices she makes in subject matter and starring characters. I’m mostly familiar with her Interracial romance and erotica trilogy, Fit. Her heroines aren’t always African-American like she is. Nor are they always hetero. Weatherspoon is also great with promoting body-positive images for…

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