Author Spotlight: Nicole Givens Kurtz


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An active author in the Charlotte area, Nicole Givens Kurtz is also a publisher of the Mocha Memoirs Press. Her press concentrates on diverse speculative fiction, written by diverse authors with diverse characters on diverse subjects.

Her most recent publication is a weird western collection, Sisters of the Wild Sage.

Ms. Kurtz is a strong voice encouraging diversity. Her publishing house mission statement is “We believe representation in speculative fiction (science fiction, horror, fantasy) is not only important, but a necessity. We publish engaging stories that amplify diverse experiences with vivid storytelling, robust protagonists, and fearless voices.

And she and those she hires really do understand that engaging stories is core to creating representation of all women and people of color.

You want some good stories – from science fiction detectives to magical knights – check out her writings. If you want a cup of mocha steam or horror, look at her publishing house.

Nicole Givens Kurtz’s website is here:

Mocha Memoirs Press website is here: