FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 18, 2023
Nicole Givens Kurtz
Mocha Memoirs Press
New All-Black Horror Anthology
Non-traditional stories of the undead, as told by authors from the African diaspora
Rock Hill, South Carolina: Mocha Memoirs Press, in conjunction with horror writer and
podcaster Tonia Ransom, will be releasing a new anthology of stories written exclusively
by Black writers exploring non-traditional stories of the undead on June 23. Blackened
Roots is the 13th anthology released by Mocha Memoirs Press, and the first publication
the press has co-edited with World Fantasy Award winner Tonia Ransom.
Four episodes selected from the anthology will also be published on the NIGHTLIGHT
podcast in June in celebration of Juneteenth.
Blackened Roots will be available starting June 23, at $20 for a paperback copy, and
$28 for a hardcover, but it is available for pre-order now on Amazon, or via the Mocha
Memoirs website. For more information on Blackened Roots, visit
About Mocha Memoirs Press: 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!
About Tonia Ransom: Tonia Ransom is the World Fantasy Award-winning creator and
executive producer of “NIGHTLIGHT”, an IGNYTE Best Fiction Podcast featuring
creepy tales written by Black writers, and “Afflicted”, a horror thriller audio drama. Tonia
has been scaring people since the second grade, when she wrote her first story based
on Michael Myers. She successfully scared her teacher—just not in the way she
intended. She lives in Austin, Texas. You can follow Tonia @missdefying on all the
socials. Risen is her debut book.