What is the virtue and service of a book? Only to help me live less gingerly and shabbily. Christopher Morley

About Author
  • Writing: Mysteries, Historical Romance, Historical Fiction, African American Interest
  • Country: United States
  • Books: 6
  • Profession: Author
  • Born: 8 August
  • Member Since: Jan 2018
  • Profile Views: 639

I was a librarian for several years, and librarian, of course, equals book lover! I enjoy curling up with a good book when not writing, or daydreaming about a new novel to write. I'm a sucker for a good love story, and live on a steady reading diet of romantic suspense, thrillers, historical fiction 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!

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  • Maria McKenzie

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Genre: Mysteries

From Cad to Cadaver: A Black Ops Detective Agency Mystery

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