I now have two publishers and they're two of the best: Bywater Books and BLF Press. How lucky can one woman be?! My two Bywater titles: DEATH'S ECHOES: #5 in the Mimi Patterson/Gianna Maglione series, published in 2018, and TWO WINGS TO FLY AWAY, a novel of historical fiction, published in 2019, were both Goldie finalists, and DEATH'S ECHOES won the IPPY National Bronze Medal in the Mystery/Thriller category. Number 6 in the Mimi/Gianna series is due out in 2021, and a sequel to TWO WINGS is in progress. BLF Press published my collection of short stories, GOD'S WILL AND OTHER LIES, in 2019. I've always been a writer. Prior to jumping into the novel writing business I was a journalist-a newspaper, radio and television reporter based primarily in Washington, DC. Along with six of my Washington Post colleagues I was inducted into the National Association of Black Journalists Hall of Fame in 2019. In 2020 I was honored to be named a recipient of the Alice B Medal awarded to lesbian writers in recognition of their body of work. I am a native of Atlanta and though I've lived in Los Angeles for many years, I still miss humidity (really) and I'll take a hurricane over an earthquake any day (truly).