Novel(la)ist + Flash Fictionist + Poet
"30 Love reminds me of the conversations I've had with good friends over the years about getting older and being single. If you like romantic comedies, you'll enjoy this book."
~ Phill Branch, Director of Searching for Shaniqua and Producer of The PuNanny Diaries
"B-Sides and Remixes was a good read for sure!"
~ Nicolay, Grammy Nominee and 1/2 of The Foreign Exchange
“Mojo's Guitar touches deep in the soul. The words jump off the page, and I feel like I'm right there with the characters of the story. And the Blues...it's ever so present and honest!”
~ Lamont Jack Pearley, Talking Bout The Blues Podcast and Blog
“Thank you, Ran, for picking up the guitar of fiction and fretting together characters of such warmth, depth, and humanity.”
~ Tyehimba Jess, Pultizer Prize-winning author of Olio and Leadbelly
"Before we were 'in' again, Ran Walker was crafting stories that embodied renaissance prose, afro-nerd culture, black love, and dialogue that keeps readers at the edge of their reading nook. For those of you who are just making your foray into the world of culturally relevant fiction, put Ran Walker at the top of your list. You want to be part of the wave that says, 'I knew him when.'"
~ Erica Buddington, Educator, Author, and HBO Def Poet
“Ran Walker's Mojo's Guitar plays an authentic Blues song on the page, filled with all the sorrow, heartache, and beauty that entails. This layered, haunting book is worth listening to.”
~ Mat Johnson, author of Loving Day and Pym
"Walker does an excellent job of pushing the racial envelope [...], confronting preconceptions and notions while always helping readers see the shifting black persona."
~ Shonda Buchanan, author of Equipoise: Poems From Goddess Country and Who's Afraid of Black Indians?
“In Mojo's Guitar, readers encounter a modern-day blues novel, complete with a forgotten musician and a historically disenfranchised past. Walker's clarity of style and smooth, mellifluous language render this effort one to be proud of. This work places him among the cadre of new black voices budding with fresh, ripe tales of a past and present yet to unfold.”
~ Daniel Black, author of Perfect Peace and Listen to the Lambs