The theme for this year’s Black History Month is ‘Proud To Be’, celebrating Black individuals and communities making history today, as well as the contributions and achievements of Black people throughout history.
Catherine Ross, Editor at Black History Month UK, explained why they are launching the campaign:
“It’s been a challenging time for many Black and Brown people, with so much in the media about racism, inequality and injustice. We wanted the theme of Black History Month 2021 to focus on celebrating being Black or Brown, and to inspire and share the pride people have in their heritage and culture – in their own way, in their own words.”
As part of our celebrations for Black History Month, we’ll be shining a light on our amazing Black authors across the globe. We’ll hear from them about their journey to becoming published authors, and share exciting news about what readers can expect from their forthcoming romances!
Tune in for exclusive content from the wonderful Maya Blake, Nadine Gonzalez, Brenda Jackson and Naima Simone.
Here’s what you can look forward to later this month…
Friday 15th: Facebook Live with Nadine Gonzalez on the Mills & Boon Facebook channel.
We’re chatting to Nadine about her forthcoming title The Rebel’s Return, as well as her judging role for Love To Write, a competition we’ve launched in partnership with Amber Rose Gill in search of new authors from underrepresented ethnic backgrounds.
Follow Nadine on Twitter for her latest book updates!
Wednesday 20th: Q&A with Maya Blake on the Mills & Boon Blog.
We’ll be hearing from Maya about what it’s like writing for our Modern series, the inspiration behind her forthcoming book Reclaimed for His Royal Bed and how she turned her dream of becoming an author into reality.
Follow Maya on Twitter for her latest book updates!
Wednesday 27th October: Instagram Live with Naima Simone
Naima will be joining us on our Instagram channel to talk about her fabulously festive book, Christmas in Rose Bend!
Follow Naima on Twitter for her latest book updates!
Friday 29th: Introducing Love in Catalina Cove by Brenda Jackson
Join Brenda Jackson across the Mills & Boon socials as she introduces Love in Catalina Cove which is the first in Brenda’s wonderfully escapist new series. We will also be sharing the cover on our social channels!
Follow Brenda on Twitter for her latest book updates!
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