Even for someone who writes stories, it’s hard to pinpoint exactly where they come from. Yet to celebrate Black History month, I’m going to do my best to explain what inspired me to write Lionheart Girl.
Books have fascinated me to the point of obsession for as long as I can remember. Reading them and writing my own stories have been favourite pastimes since my childhood, while more recently I’ve developed the bug for book collecting. So when Otto Penzler of the Mysterious Press invited me to contribute to his legendary series of Bibliomysteries, I pretty much bit his hand off.