News! Brand New Cover and Reading Guide Series for Oscar’s Gift

In preparation for an upcoming month-long daily series of posts that will serve as an online reading guide to my historical children’s novel, Oscar’s Gift: Planting Words with Oscar Micheaux, I am happy to reveal a brand new cover! This new printing also includes some small changes and corrections to the text (not yet available in the “Look Inside” feature … Read More

Lisa RiveroNews! Brand New Cover and Reading Guide Series for Oscar’s Gift

Who was Oscar Micheaux?

Oscar's Gift Paperback Cover

This video by Total Vision Media is an excellent introduction to the life and work of pioneer feature filmmaker Oscar Micheaux, the subject of my children’s historical novel, Oscar’s Gift: Planting Words with Oscar Micheaux: Oscar Micheaux from Total Vision Media on Vimeo.

Lisa RiveroWho was Oscar Micheaux?

Pardon the Construction

After watching and hearing the experience of several writing friends and after two years of blogging, I am finally ready to make the switch from WordPress.com to a self-hosted WordPress.org blog (read Carrie Mumford’s excellent explanation of the differences). If all goes well, the new layout and host should be up and running by the end of the week. I … Read More

Lisa RiveroPardon the Construction

Thursday This and That

Several Unrelated Thoughts, Links, and Announcements 1. Tomorrow: A Guest Post by Christine Fonseca and an Ebook Giveaway! I’m happy to be a stop tomorrow on Christine Fonseca’s blog tour for her latest book, Lacrimosa, which is part of her Requiem series. Be sure to stop by to read an excellent guest piece from her on being fearless and for a … Read More

Lisa RiveroThursday This and That

Oscar Micheaux: Indie Author (and a Goodreads giveaway!)

Oscar Micheaux, the focus of my children’s historical novel, Oscar’s Gift: Planting Words with Oscar Micheaux,  not only broke ground as a homesteader and filmmaker, he also was an indie author. Patrick McGilligan writes in his biography of Micheaux that after receiving only “bulky rejections,” Oscar eventually self-published his first novel, The Conquest: The Story of a Negro Pioneer, in the … Read More

Lisa RiveroOscar Micheaux: Indie Author (and a Goodreads giveaway!)