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Maurice Broaddus


Maurice Broaddus graduated in 1993 from Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis and holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Biology (with an undeclared major in English). He works as an environmental toxicologist for a local firm, Commonwealth Biomonitoring. He comes from a family that includes several practicing obeah (think: Jamaican voodoo) people, but is now the facilitator for the church.

Genres: Fantasy

   Orgy of Souls (2008) (with Wrath James White)
   Devil's Marionette (2009)
   I Can Transform You (2013)
   Buffalo Soldier (2017)
   Sorcerers (2020) (with Otis Whitaker)
Anthologies edited
   Dark Faith (2010) (with Jerry Gordon)
   Dark Faith: Invocations (2012) (with Jerry Gordon)
   Streets of Shadows (2014) (with Jerry Gordon)
   Powered Up! : An Earth Prime Anthology (2020) (with Eytan Bernstein, Richard Lee Byers, Nathan Crowder, Isabella Faidley, Crystal Frasier, Kelly Goodman, Skyler Graye, Nathan Meyer, Jennifer Povey, Aaron Rosenberg, Caias Ward, Andrew Wilmot and Russell Zimmerman)
Maurice Broaddus recommends
Lost Gods (2018)
(Lost Gods , book 1)
Micah Yongo
"Lost Gods is a fully immersive experience which made me a fan again. It made me seriously take my time, soak in its prose, get lost in this fully realized, rich and vital world, and get whisked along in its adventure. Micah Yongo pays respect to his elders, like Charles Saunders, while defining a space for himself in the pantheon of great sword & sorcery (sword & soul!). He is a griot, a true storyteller, coming into his own."
The Black God's Drums (2018)
P Djèlí Clark
"This mashup of history and culture has been perfectly distilled into a world fully realized and authentic. AU-THEN-TIC. Down to the sounds and tastes. Clark is a griot of the first order and The Black God's Drums is a call from the ancestors, an invitation to join in with them to celebrate story."
The Conductors (2021)
(Murder and Magic, book 1)
Nicole Glover
"The Conductors is a conjured novel. Reimagining a past that helps us navigate our present, it weaves a rich tapestry of history and magic to create a story of resilience and resistance through the power of Black girl magic. It’s the perfect book for our times."
The Freedom Race (2021)
(Dreambird Chronicles, book 1)
Lucinda Roy
"You ever have the feeling that if you don't read something, you may be missing out on something momentous happening? . . . I got that vibe from the first page of The Freedom Race. It has a prescience about it in the tradition of Octavia Butler. . . . If 'resilience' was a book, it would be The Freedom Race."

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