Celebrating POC Authors in Fantasy: Aziza Sphinx






Pounds of pecans and plates of peaches, a southern drawl to boot; Aziza Sphinx sees the world through a canopy of weeping willows while stopping to smell the roses. Family matters, and not just blood, for those who take care of us are the truest who stand and fall during the winding road. When the hills and valleys of the journey summon and the pen becomes mightier than the sword, this is the world Aziza Sphinx breathes for.

Interview with Kish Knight


What genre(s) do you write in?

Speculative fiction and Fairytale retellings

When did you decide that you wanted to write in your Genre?

I had little choice in the matter for I am but the scribe bowing to the whims of the voices in my head.

What things in your life do you draw inspiration from?

I draw inspiration from people watching and nature. The more I read and broaden my horizons about history and heritage the more my characters float to the forefront to tell their tales.

What is the purpose of your writing? Is there a specific message that you hope to convey?

For myself and my characters it is always the story behind the story. Navigating the complexities of the human condition and explore perspective and possibilities through an unconventional eye. My stories specific place women in roles traditionally dominated by men and provide an example and foundation to the beauty that can exist when challenges are approached from a feminine perspective.