The Goddess Twins, OUT NOW, a Summer Vacation Read

As a kid, I absolutely adored reading for pleasure! When school was out during the summer, my very favorite thing would be getting a fat stack of books from the library and diving into new worlds like a solo adventurer. The phrase ‘summer reading’ brings up the fond memory of our local library’s annual summer reading contest. Each year, the Mt. Healthy library held a scavenger hunt style reading competition, divided by age, for kids.

There would be a list that you’d have to complete with a short summary of the book that applies to each suggestion. Every summer, I would complete the reading challenge as soon as possible to gain the delicious reward of a bakery gift card and name posted in the library’s window all summer long! Sweets and bragging rights? What more does a nerd girl need?! But even without this external challenge, I was “that kid”, always with a book under her nose, even when school was out.

I am grateful for the cosmic timing that resulted in The Goddess Twins being launched as a ‘Summer Reading Book’. It’s got witty and expressive characters, an intriguing family mystery, and unique mythology of magical and Caribbean origin. It so definitely qualifies as a treat for the mind and I hope readers enjoy folding themselves into this tale. From conception, I intended to create the type of story that the younger me would have loved to read. I can verydefinitely picture my teenage self, lying stomach down on my bed, reading this book from day to night! I’m excited to present an escape into a thrilling feminist universe. I cannot wait to hear how readers feel about their adventure into the world of The Goddess Twins! It’s finally out dear friends, available NOW through IndieBound and Amazon!

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Yodassa Williams is a powerful conjurer of black girl magic (70% Jedi, 30% Sith). A Jamaican American writer, speaker, and award winning performing storyteller, alumna of the VONA/Voices Travel Writing program and creator of the podcast ‘The Black Girl Magic Files’, Yodassa (Yoda) launched ‘Writers Emerging' in 2019, a wilderness writing retreat for women of color and non-binary people of color. In 2020, Yodassa's debut YA Fantasy, The Goddess Twins, will be published by Spark Press. She grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and currently resides in the Bay Area.

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