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We love coffee and we love books. The two are made for each other. We’re Mocha Memoirs and we’re dealers of diverse speculative fiction. Like a favorite coffee house, we offer new flavors for every reader. Taste one of our delicious and daring titles today!

What Waits in the Dark?

  Here we are in June, and summer is racing around the northern hemisphere with temperatures that may yet again break records thanks to climate change (seriously – the Earth has warmed 2 degrees in the past century); however, the official start of summer doesn’t occur for another week and

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The Blank Page

Trying to fill a blank page is tough. Really tough, as anyone who’s ever been forced to write the dreaded “Five Paragraph Essay” or “How I Spent my Summer Vacation” report can attest. What most people don’t realize is that it isn’t only writers who struggle with blank pages; readers

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Press Release for Night Shadows

May 11. 2021 — Rock Hill, SC From the Publishers of Mooner, Bloody Rain, and Nightmarescape, comes yet another spine-tingling tale of terror sure to leave you on the edge of your seat. Mocha Memoirs Press, LLC is pleased to announce the release of Night Shadows; a tale of eldritch

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Press Release for Telecommuting

May 4, 2021 — Rock Hill, SC. Mocha Memoirs Press, LLC is pleased to announce the release of Telecommuting. Readers are already raving about this terrifying new suspense novel from renowned author L. Marie Wood. “Powerfully frightening and relatable, a mirror in which it’s all too easy to see ourselves.”

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Press Release for Slice Girls

Press Release February 9, 2021 — Rock Hill, SC. The publishers of SLAY, Black Magic Women, and The Grotesquerie are pleased to announce a fourth anthology of groundbreaking femme-centric horror: Slice Girls. Mocha Memoirs Press is on a mission to amplify marginalized voices in speculative fiction by publishing diverse and

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#BlackSpeculativeFictionMonth Celebration

October is #BlackSpeculativeFictionMonth, and we’re proud to celebrate; Black Speculative Fiction is our lifeblood. Started by a Black woman on a mission to amplify marginalized voices in speculative fiction, Mocha Memoirs Press was founded with the purpose of publishing those mainstream presses often ignore. From groundbreaking Afrocentric horror anthologies to

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Sheree Renée Thomas Slays Eleven Questions (repost)

(Originally posted on the MVMedia Blog) 1). Tell us a bit about yourself. I was born by the river, in a little tent. And just like that river, I’ve been writing ever since. Hat tip to Sam Cooke! No but seriously, I’m a Memphis-based writer, born near the Mississippi River

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Milton Davis Slays Eleven Questions (repost)

(Originally posted on the MVMedia Blog) 1). Tell us a bit about yourself. I’m an indie author and owner of MVmedia, LLC, a publishing company specializing in science fiction and fantasy based on African/African Diaspora culture, history and traditions. I’ve written and published 21 novels and edited/co-edited seven anthologies. 2).

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Dicey Grenor Slays Eleven Questions (repost)

(Originally posted on the MVMedia Blog) 1). Tell us a bit about yourself. Been practicing law in TX since 2005. Been married since 2007. Been a mom since 2007. Been writing and publishing sci-fi fantasy horror fiction since 2011. Been hosting the Sex & Horror Podcast since 2019. Been writing

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Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki Slays Eleven Questions (repost)

(Originally posted on the MVMedia Blog) 1). Tell us a bit about yourself. My name is Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki. I am an African speculative fiction writer from, and resident in Nigeria. I am a slush reader, writer and editor. 2). Who is your favorite vampire author? Anne Rice. 3). If

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