About

Troy L. Wiggins is from Memphis, Tennessee. He was raised on a steady diet of comic books, fantasy fiction, and role-playing games. His short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Griots: Sisters of the Spear, Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction From the Margins of History, The Mash-Up Americans, Literary Orphans, and Memphis Noir. He is a contributor at Book Riot and Panels. Troy lives in Memphis with his wife and their tiny expuptriate.

You can find him on twitter @TroyLWiggins.

 

 

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27 thoughts on “About

  1. I am: 21 years old, Multiracial, female, a writer, and absolutely loving your blog right now. I haven’t had a chance to comment on posts yet, but I am definitely reading through it. I look forward to reading more from you. Cheers!

    • Thanks for all the love, Aly. I’m glad that you don’t find me immensely boring. πŸ™‚

      Feel free to leave a comment wherever you choose. And I’m not afraid of a little criticism, either.

  2. Hey there, I’m your blog’s newest fan.
    I’m 22 yo from Indonesia, my favorite genre is high fantasy and my favorite author so far is Brandon Sanderson.
    Greetings from rainy Indonesia

  3. I’m hugely glad I stumbled upon your blog at this point and time! It was really interesting to read this little bio because when I decided I wanted to write fantasy, it was a long time after I realised I’d been influenced by fantasy in popular culture for the majority of my life. I am slightly biased and I do prefer fantasy in the SF&F equation, but the more I ventured into the genre the more I became aware how underrepresented my culture is (I’m Black British, Caribbean heritage). Even though I feel this is being addressed, now I’m wondering about loads of other ethnic groups who are under- or misrepresented, or are ever candidates for being a protagonist. It makes me feel weird too, I thought my fiction has a diverse cast but narrowing that down to main characters, not a huge number of them are black although some is definitely better than none, considering my childhood influences.

    SOO besides the pointless rambling, thank you for sharing this blog, it’s definitely going to help me improve my work. Peace outtt.

    • Thanks for stopping by, Ashana!

      I think that we’re in the middle of a speculative fiction revolution. There are hundreds of people from underrepresented cultures writing and publishing speculative fiction now, and they are doing it in their home markets as well as globally. Recently I was introduced to the work of Joyce Chng/JDamask, an Singaporean author writing speculative fiction set in Singapore and featuring Singaporean main characters. World SF has anthologies featuring writers from Latin America and Africa. There are groups who are doing their own thing in their own ways and in their own worlds. This is an amazing time to be a writer and reader of Fantasy (my first love as well) and Science Fiction.

      Again, Thank you so much for stopping by!

  4. Hi Troy, Thank you so much for writing A Score of Roses. I needed that. I felt the love and the sweetness of one’s own power. And you know dat ain someting we ‘customed to. Congratulations and Right On!

    • Thank you for reading, Celeste! You know, power was one of the things that I really wanted to examine in that story. I guess it’s just a bonus that this examination of power and privilege comes out of it. πŸ™‚

  5. I’d love to keep in touch. It seems that we have a lot in common. Mainly being that we love to write in genres that underrepresented in minority literature. I’m planning to start a project that includes great creative works in the fantasy, science fiction genre, Let me know if you’re interested.

  6. Hello! I just found your page recently when I was googling black fantasy writers. Is there a way to subscribe to this place that I missed, or do I just have to bookmark?

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  8. Hey Troy! Not sure if you’ll get this message.
    I work with a comic book publisher producing diverse narratives in the fantasy genre. We would love to send some complimentary copies for your review and enjoyment. Feel free to shoot me an email and we’ll be in touch!
    brooklyn@strangercomics.com

    Thank you!

  9. Awesome blog, nice to see the emerging marking of Urban Fantasy featuring POC’s. Book 1 in my series came out last year, No Trail Behind Me, and book 2, Black Stones will be out next year:) Keep it up bro!

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