Krystal A. Smith on Speculative Fiction and Writer’s Block

Happy Thursday everyone!

Here’s a snippet of an interview I did with Black Lesbian Literary Collective as a part of their new series. The full version will be available in BLLC’s literary journal, Serendipity.

The following excerpt is the first in our new interview series where we talk to members of the lesbian literary community. A longer version of this interview will appear in an upcoming issue of our literary journal, Serendipity

A North Carolina native, Krystal A. Smith (i.e. K.A. Smith) is a Black lesbian writer of poetry and speculative fiction. Her work has been described as “lyrical” and “intriguing.” Her poems have appeared in Tulips Touching (UltraVioletLove Publishing 2011) and recent short stories have appeared in Ladylit Publishing’s Summer Love: Stories of Lesbian Holiday Romance (2015) and Lez Talk: A Collection of Black Lesbian Fiction (BLF Press 2016). Her debut collection of short fiction Two Moons: A Collection of Short Fiction (BLF Press) will be released in 2018.

Two MoonsCover-Final copyWhen did you start writing speculative fiction? Who are your major influences in this genre?

I had imaginary friends growing up. Little Bruno, Bubba, Shubby. My older…

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