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Zetta Elliott

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I’m a Black feminist writer of poetry, plays, essays, novels, and stories for children. I was born and raised in Canada, but have lived in the US for 20 years. I earned my PhD in American Studies from NYU in 2003; I have taught at Ohio University, Louisiana State University, Mount Holyoke College, Hunter College, Bard High School Early College, and Borough of Manhattan Community College. My poetry has been published in the Cave Canem anthology, The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South, Check the Rhyme: an Anthology of Female Poets and Emcees, and Coloring Book: an Eclectic Anthology of Fiction and Poetry by Multicultural Writers. My novella, Plastique, was excerpted in T Dot Griots: an Anthology of Toronto’s Black Storytellers, and my plays ...more

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Zetta Elliott Thank YOU for sharing inclusive fantasy fiction with your family. Please tell your daughter that I *just* finished THE WITCH'S APPRENTICE and the publ…moreThank YOU for sharing inclusive fantasy fiction with your family. Please tell your daughter that I *just* finished THE WITCH'S APPRENTICE and the publisher has agreed to a fourth book as well, THE ENCHANTED BRIDGE.(less)
Zetta Elliott That's great! Thanks for the support. The sequel comes out in October but right now the publisher isn't interested in a third book--they don't think s…moreThat's great! Thanks for the support. The sequel comes out in October but right now the publisher isn't interested in a third book--they don't think sales are high enough. I plan to write another book but would try to sell it to another press or self-publish it as part of my urban fantasy series City Kids.(less)
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IMG_4841I just received a thoughtful email from Owen at Nonna Terra. He was reflecting on the year that was and looking ahead to 2023. It’s that time, I guess…the holidays are fast approaching, which means those dreaded book lists are appearing online. I’m happy that MOONWALKING made it onto the NYPL’s 2022 Best Books for Kids, but know that so many excellent titles get overlooked every year. THE WITCH’S

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“I’m not sure which matters more—where the seed comes from, or where it takes root and grows.”
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“your smile is not owed to any man -- genuine compliments are free”
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“Do you not have hands? A woman can wield a weapon as easily as any man.”
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