Repost from @authorbwsmith:
Black Authors have excelled in the Christian Fiction, Romance, and Street Lit genres. This success is a beautiful thing, but we are capable of writing about more than church, broken hearts, and thug life. Some of us have taken the leap into genres that have very little black representation like: Sci-Fi, Mystery, and Thrillers. In order for us to gain traction in these genres – that according to the industry “black folk don’t read” – we need your support.
Step outside of your comfort zone and read a few novels by black authors that are written in genres you normally avoid. You can start with my bestselling Mystery series (The Sleepy Carter Mysteries). I promise you, you won’t be sorry.