Politrixie the Political Mistress earned her street cred as a Featured Blerd through a lifelong devotion to books. As a teenager she was known for frequent absences from school using the leisure time to finish novels of all kinds. Having maintained Dean’s List GPA despite truency is due to her voracious reading habit. She is primraily devoted to historical fiction which informs her career as a writer and poet.
Of all her blerd credits she is an avid Harry Potter fan and yoga geek. She challenges all Noir Nerds to follow in her example as she doubts that any true nerd can be called such without Potterhead cred.
Nova Sparks was born and raised in the Bronx of New York City. As a young girl, she wasn’t allowed to watch television but every so often was permitted to watch movies with her Dad who is a heavy science fiction, horror, and fantasy fanatic. It was then that a nerd was born.
It wasn’t until she was a teenager when she realized that none of her favorite and beloved characters on television, movies, and story books looked like her. Understanding what the lack of representation of people in color in books, film, and television does to the minds of the youth, Nova Sparks set herself on a journey to make sure that little boys and little girls have the opportunity to see themselves in the stories they will grow to love.
Nova Sparks is a strong believer that science fiction and fantasy genres will save the world. When she is not working on her latest science fiction novel or screenplay, Nova can be found planning and organizing DiverScifi, an annual convention dedicated to promoting and encouraging diversity in science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres.