Time Out for Dark Water

Alaya Dawn Johnson, whose first novel Racing the Dark just came out from Agate Bolden, was recently interviewed by Time Out Chicago.

“I definitely consider this a coming-of-age story,” says Johnson, on the phone from New York. “It begins with that classic moment: The girl gets her period. It speaks to a certain age where you’re biologically an adult, but you aren’t emotionally.”

Congratulations Alaya!