I wrote The Emergent to unsettle perspectives.
I wrote The Emergent in order to subvert my very own American heterosexual white middle-class male point of view. As a matter of necessity, as a matter of progress, as a matter of allyship, white America needs to take a hard look at its history of oppression. And that task extends to the world of literature. But I do not believe that established white writers are capable of doing this; they have too much to gain by protecting the status quo.
Though I am certainly not an established writer, I wrote this book to challenge my own status quo. So, in the spirit of necessity, progress, and allyship, I will share at least 60% of my royalties from The Emergent with those searching for their writing voices.