Here are some from earlier this month:
I wasn't sure how to answer some of these questions, since I don't really seek out African-American Christian fiction by itself. I'm more interested in finding a captivating story...if the lead is black, white, Chinese, whatever, so be it.
Todd Michael Greene says:
The ethnicity of neither the characters nor the author plays in role in my decision to purchase a novel or not. I'm only interested in the story and the telling of it. (Visit Todd online at http://anewnovelistsjourney.blogspot.com
Norm MacDonald says:
Obviously could not answer a couple since I, nor my wife has ever purchased African American Christian fiction. Not by design, I suppose, but nonetheless, we have not.
I am 56 years old. Where I grew up, in the Pacific Northwest, African Americans were not allowed to live in our town. They lived across the river. It was an "unwritten law". I did not go to school with a person of any color until I was in college.
I still struggle with the issue of race. Diversity is hard for me. But I am learning.*
Katie Hart says:
I do read some African American Christian fiction, but for me they're a step into another culture. Also, much of it seems to be romance or women's fiction, while I prefer suspense and fantasy. (visit aspiring author Katie Hart at http://www.katiehart.net/)
That's all for now. More tomorrow.
*[edited for length]