Z Lundy is a writer, bartender and mother from NYC. On her own since she aged out of the foster care system at the age of 18, she is determined to make a name for herself and prove to her daughters and women everywhere that it is possible to turn dreams into reality.
What do you read for pleasure?
All things fiction. I love short stories, horror, erotica, adventure-- and I love comic books.
Where did you grow up and how has it shaped you as a writer?
I was born in Queens, NY. As a foster kid, I moved around a lot so I've also lived in The Bronx and Brooklyn. Needless to say I'm most comfortable and most at home in the big apple, but I can pretty much have a good time anywhere. My experience as a metro area native has afforded me knowledge of many cultures, as many of my friends are first or second generation immigrants from places all over the world. As an afro-latina, my protagonists tend to be Black women because I understand this point of view the most. My characters however, span the globe. I tend to be very inclusive in my writing. I can comfortably say that I am not colorblind. I see the differences in the cultures, languages and appearances of those around me and I embrace them for the beauty they offer.