Monday, June 15, 2020

Monday, June 15, 2020 10:03 am by Cristina in , , ,    No comments features writer L.L. McKinney, whose latest work is Nubia: Real One.
Author McKinney is not new to using her platform and work to highlight social and racial injustice. She’s the creator of the hashtag #WhatWoCWritersHear, an avid gamer, and a self-professed Blerd (a smart, black girl nerd) –for those who are unfamiliar with the lingo. Some of McKinney’s other works include: the Nightmare-Verse books, starting with the A Blade So Black trilogy, the upcoming Marvel’s Black Widow: Bad Blood as presented by Serialbox, Broken Wish of the Mirror novels by Disney, and the Jane Eyre reimagining Escaping Mr. Rochester. (Lynnette Nicholas)
Escaping Mr Rochester is scheduled for winter 2022 according to Publishers' Weekly.
Carolina Ortiz at HarperCollins has acquired L.L. McKinney's Escaping Mr. Rochester, a YA reimagining of Charlotte Bronte's classic novel that asks: what if the real villain of Jane Eyre was actually Mr. Rochester? In this queer romance, Jane Eyre and Bertha Mason—Mr. Rochester's wife, whom he's imprisoned within the house for years—must save each other from the horrifying machinations of Mr. Rochester. Publication is planned for winter 2022; Victoria Marini at Irene Goodman Literary Agency negotiated the deal for world rights.
AnneBrontë.org discusses criticism and Charlotte Brontë. Waking Up with the Brontës. who claims to have been Maria Brontë, discusses reading Jane Eyre for the first time (and 'being' in it as Helen Burns). So... erm... yeah.


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