Joey Pinkney is a finalist for the Blondie and the Brit Podcast Awards (Best Social Media Tips)


I have been selected as a finalist for the first ever Blondie and the Brit Podcast Awards. I’m excited to be considered for this award. The interview I did with these literary ladies, KJ and Suzanne, ended up being a two-part podcast.

I have been nominated for the Best Social Media Tips category. My name will be announced with the other nominees on Monday, September 5, 2016, via KJ’s blog at and Suzanne’s blog at

Listen to my two-part Blondie and the Brit Podcast interview below:

Joey Pinkney Part 1 — Episode 36Breathing Life into a Story

Joey Pinkney Part 2 — Episode 44The Art and Craft of Writing

Cardinal Rule One-Year Anniversary Giveaway


A few days ago marked the one-year anniversary of the publication of “Cardinal Rule: a short story” via SolaPress Publishing.

I’m celebrating the one-year anniversary of the publication of “Cardinal Rule,” and my journey as an author, by doing an exclusive Giveaway of the Kindle Edition of the short story. All you have to do to enter the giveaway is to comment on this post. I will contact you at the email address you used to leave the comment. I will gift to you “Cardinal Rule” for you to read via your Kindle enable device. (I’m giving away a total of 12 copies.) Read more

Replay: Joey Pinkney Moderates the Black Science Fiction Society Panel at the Urban Axis IndyCon 2016

A few weeks ago, I mentioned on Joey’s Pen that I had the opportunity to moderate the Black Science Fiction Society Panel at the Urban Axis IndyCon 2016.

The panelists for this session was Jarvis Sheffield, Chastitie Goodman and Tonya Woods. Javis Sheffield is the founder of the Black Science Fiction Society. Chastitie is the author of the book “Could I Really Be President.” Tanya Woods is a cosplayer (who came to the IndyCon dressed as a Jedi).

During the hour-long discussion, we talked about how we became interested in Black SciFi and Afrofuturism, we get a chance to see what makes each panelist tick in terms of their creative aspirations, we detail the computer programs and cellphone apps we use on a daily basis, and much, much more.

Replay: Joey Pinkney, guest on Genesis Science Fiction Radio Series July 29, 2016, Episode

I had a great time on Genesis Science Fiction Radio with William Hayashi for the July 29th Episode.

We talked about the jinx of talking about a future projects too early, the use of beta readers and much more during a two-hour discussion where we talked about books, breaks in creativity and beyond.

Day Two at the Urban Axis IndyCon 2 with Jarvis Sheffield and the Black Science Fiction Society

Day Two of the Urban Axis IndyCon 2 was very informative. I got a chance to speak with a few more of the vendors. I also had the opportunity to talk to some of the people who organized the IndyCon. In addition being passionate about bringing artists together, all of the organizers are artists in their own right. We ended up discussing everything from graphic novels to video games to music.

This event was a very special moment to me. I finally got a chance to meet Jeff and Joyce Dickerson. I dubbed them my “Literary Parents.” We’ve been down with each other for many, many years, and they stopped by to support me and the Black Science Fiction Society. And they brought me chocolate. I love chocolate.

For Day Two, I interviewed IndyCon organizer Adam McCullar (aka Imije The MC), comic book producer Nicholas Hoo, IndyCon organizer Isaac Smith, comic book artists Raymond and Anthony Sanders, graphic artist Deforrest, literary supporters Jeff and Joyce Dickerson, and comic book artist Kevin Chapman.

Here are the videos from Day Two: