Footnotes Newsletter

My writing craft column “Longhand” has a new home! Subscribe to the Footnotes newsletter for weekly-ish mailings with inspiration and tips on the writing life, as well as the monthly craft column for premium subscribers.

KEKE Magazine – “Can the Romantasy Genre Bridge Diversity Gaps in Publishing?” – Read the article

NPRs “20 new books hitting shelves this summer that our critics can’t wait to read”Read

Wish I’d Known Then… For Writers podcast – Listen to the interview

The Novel Creature Network with MontrezWatch the interview

Black Writer Therapy podcast – Listen to the interview

Fantasy Magazine – “Worldbuilding While Black: The Hair Edition” – Read the essay

Sci-Fi Talk podcast w/ audiobook narrator Shayna Small – Listen to the interview

Fantasy Cafe Guest Post – “When Fantasy and STEM Collide” – Read the post

Washington City Paper – “Leslye Penelope Imbues Black Broadway With Literal Magic”Read the article

NPR’s Code Switch – “Black reality in a world of fantasy” – Listen to the episode

Washingtonian “The Monsters We Defy” Is a Historical Ghost Novel Set in DCRead the article

Publishers Weeky – “A World Began to Take Shape” – Read the interview

Lithub essay – “Writers and Liars: On Fact, Fiction, and Truth”- Read the essay

Locus magazine interview – Read an excerpt (Full interview in the August, 2022 issue)

ConTinual Interview with Jean Marie Ward Watch the video

Between the Reads interview – View the interview

At the Bar with Arley Sorg interview – Read the interview

Self-Care Saturday with N.D. Jones – “What it Means to Be a Black Woman in the 21st Century”Watch the discussion

ONYX Pages – Written with Purpose Author series interviewWatch the interview

TIME’s 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time

Song of Blood & Stone was selected as one of TIME’s Top 100 Fantasy Books of All Time. “The romance is fresh and fun to read, and L. Penelope’s world-building is a feat to watch develop throughout the book…” Read the post

Woman’s World magazine feature

Cry of Metal & Bone makes the list of the week’s best new books in the August 24, 2020 issue of Woman’s World magazine!

“Action, adventure and dynamic characters come to life in this epic saga about two magical kingdoms desperate for peace.” Read the feature

Locus Magazine – Guest Post

“Over the past few months, as I’ve struggled to write the fourth and final book in my epic fantasy series, Earthsinger Chronicles, I’ve thought a lot about endings…” Read the guest post

Written in Melanin Podcast Interview – Watch the video

Eating the Fantastic Podcast – Listen to the episode

kt literary Podcast – Listen to the episode

You’re Doing Great! Podcast – Listen to the episode

Deadline – Frolic Podcast Network Aims At Romance Fans With 13 Shows Showcasing The Genre – Read more

The Virginian-Pilot – “Penelope is coming to Norfolk (click image to enlarge) Read the article

TIME – “The 10 Best Fantasy Books of 2018 – See the List

From Self-Published to Mainstream: An Indie Success Story Publishers Weekly, Read the Article

Quantum Froth Dispatches Podcast Episode 10 – Listen to the podcast

Reading Glasses Podcast Episode 52 – Listen to the podcast

Penelope Sings a Song of Blood & Stone – Unbound Worlds, Read the interview

Smart Podcast Trashy Books – Episode 297 – Listen to the podcast

USA Today Happy Ever After Interview – Read the interview Interview – Listen the interview

Penelope Launches New Series with Major Publisher Library Journal, Read the article

Author spotlight on Harper Miller’s blog- Read the interview

Indie Author turned Traditional – Read the article

Indie Author Day webcast replay – Watch the video

Transforming Lives: Phenomenal Authors with L. Penelope – Watch the interview

Black Science Fiction Society Podcast  – Listen to the interview

I'd love your thoughts, please comment.x