Carla is a book publicist and writes regularly for New York Magazine. Her work has also appeared in New York Times, The Ringer, and Lenny Letter, among others. She is a books editor at Well Read Black Girl.
I was on a podcast!
For Literary Hub, the hosts of the Fiction / Non / Fiction podcast asked me and Karen Gu of Graywolf to discuss all things book publicity. Available wherever you listen to your podcasts, or you can stream it directly from the Lit Hub website here.
WELL READ BLACK GIRL: Finding Our Voices, Discovering Ourselves
The very first Well-Read Black Girl anthology, edited by my friend and hero, Glory Edim, goes on sale next Tuesday, October 30! I’m so excited and humbled to be included in this collection, along with some truly phenomenal women writers like Jacqueline Woodson, Tayari Jones, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Jesmyn Ward, and many, many others.
Pre-order your copy TODAY from Indiebound and support your local independent bookstore!
Instagram, My Three-Year-Old Daughter, And Me
“I remember being a child and watching home videos of myself three, five, ten years prior with a mix of pride and embarrassment. According to my mother, “I wanna watch Carla!” was a familiar request of mine, symptoms of an early onset narcissism-lite that I am now tickled to see reincarnated in my daughter. I’ve always appreciated record-keeping — photographic, epistolary — as a sort of re-orientation of my present with my past selves. It’s both enlightening and humbling; my preferred way of staying grounded.”