Maria McKenzieMysteries, Historical Romance, Historical Fiction, African American Interest
and non-fiction, biographies and true crime.
I've always been a daydreamer, but didn't enjoy reading until I discovered Nancy Drew at age 10. As for writing, I never thought I'd actually pen a novel. I'm not a talker, so how could I ever fill up a book? As a quiet person, I internalize a lot. And later in life I discovered that internalizing can create some wonderful stories!
Being in an interracial marriage (I'm black and my husband is white), I enjoy exploring the topic of interracial/multicultural romance in our nation's past and writing tales of forbidden love.
Mixed race romance from decades gone by is emotionally explosive, providing heart-wrenching conflict, as well as incredible pain. Those elements combined create amazing stories. Love transcends all boundaries. If two hearts are meant to be together, they'll find a way, regardless of circumstance.
I graduated from Wittenberg University with a bachelor's degree in English, then received a master's in Library Science from Atlanta University.
I live in Cincinnati with my husband and our two sons. I'm a foodie, love old movies, history, museums and antiquing. I'm also a fitness fan and enjoy running. During my morning runs (or walks) I can come up with some great story ideas, if I'm not listening to a book! Book junkie that I am, audio books are an addiction!...