Oprah Winfrey, Brad Pitt, MGM Team for Adaptation of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ ‘The Water Dancer’

Kamilah Forbes, who directed the theatrical event of Coates’ ‘Between the World and Me’, will also produce. Oprah Winfrey and Brad Pitt are teaming up to adapt The Water Dancer, the best-selling novel by Ta-Nehisi Coates, for MGM. Winfrey’s Harpo Films and Pitt’s Plan B are producing along with Kamilah Forbes, who previously developed and directed the theatrical event of Coates’ Between the World and Me at the legendary Apollo Theater and … Continue reading Oprah Winfrey, Brad Pitt, MGM Team for Adaptation of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ ‘The Water Dancer’

The Prince’s Bride | Blacklanderz Interview with J. J. McAvoy (EXCLUSIVE)

J. J. McAvoy, thank you so much for allowing us to interview you and get to know you better. For us, it all started with The Prince’s Bride! However, before we get to the book, we would love to give our followers some background information about you. Shall we? BACKGROUND First off, J. J. McAvoy is a pen name. Is there a reason you use … Continue reading The Prince’s Bride | Blacklanderz Interview with J. J. McAvoy (EXCLUSIVE)

The Prince’s Bride by J. J. McAvoy

The Prince’s Bride by J. J. McAvoy I came across J. J. McAvoy’s The Prince’s Bride on Instagram and was impressed by the quality of the book cover. However, just from its title, it appeared at first to occupy a familiar territory, the common trope. The tale of a prince who comes to American seeking . . . [fill in the blank]. A young woman … Continue reading The Prince’s Bride by J. J. McAvoy

Author Diana Gabaldon on Her Favorite Books and How Outlander Came Into Being

PBS’ The Great American Read, hosted by TV personality and journalist Meredith Vieira, is returning this fall when the novel that received the most votes from the 100 best-loved novels selected by the American public will be announced. But before The Great American Read returns in September, readers are being encouranged to read as many books as possible, vote on their favorite works of fiction, … Continue reading Author Diana Gabaldon on Her Favorite Books and How Outlander Came Into Being

Blacklanderz Amanda-Rae Prescott in WHY I GEEK: An Anthology of Fandom Origin Stories

Our verra own Blackanderz, Amanda-Rae Prescott (@amandarprescott), contributed an essay on why she is a proud period drama fan to this new anthology! Amanda is obsessed with PBS, period dramas and she loves cosplay. She makes her own costumes, attends conventions and meetups with other fans. She’s even reviewed The Hot Topic & Torrid Outlander collection. Her essay, Ringing the Period Drama Klaxon, is a … Continue reading Blacklanderz Amanda-Rae Prescott in WHY I GEEK: An Anthology of Fandom Origin Stories