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THE PROMISE is Robin Allen's third published novel. She is the author of HIDDEN MEMORIES and BREEZE. She has written several plays, including THE BRIDAL SHOWER which was produced in 2000. Her work has appeared in Black Elegance, Belle, Diversity Careers, and Today's Black Woman on subjects ranging from relationships, motherhood, careers, to computer technology. Ms. Allen grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor's degree in writing and media communications. She lives in Atlanta with her two daughters. She enjoys reading, traveling, and attending plays and movies. Her next novel, INEVITABLE, will be published in 2002.
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A proud native of Newark, New Jersey, Niobia
Simone Bryant currently resides in South Carolina. She is a graduate of Seton
Hall University in South Orange with both a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and A
Bachelor of Arts in Social and Behavioral Science, with an
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Cecelia’s favorite hobby has always been reading. She has a B.S. in Finance. After college, she worked as an accountant for a travel agency for ten years. She’s visited several countries. Seven years ago, she discovered the joy of writing. Five years ago, she discovered Christian fiction. She loves secular and inspirational books. Cecelia enjoys young adult fiction, and she wants to author her own young adult inspirational series. She is single and resides in Greenbelt Maryland. She is a member of an AME church and is active in the Singles Ministry.
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Natalie Dunbar is a Detroit area engineer
and University of Michigan graduate who has never been able to resist a good
story. From creating plays to perform with her sisters at the age of
eight, to writing romantic episodes for Star Trek's Mr. Spock, and finally
penning romance novels that encompass all her favorite heroes, she has always
enjoyed romance. For Natalie, romantic fiction represents the great escape
into the most
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Lynn Emery is the author
of seven Arabesque novels. Her first novel, NIGHT MUSIC
MAGIC, was recognized by Romantic Times Magazine for Excellence in Romance
Fiction for 1995. Her other works are AFTER ALL, "Happy New
Year, Baby," a novella in the holiday anthology SILVER BELLS, TENDER
TOUCH, SWEET MYSTERY, A TIME TO LOVE, AND ONE LOVE. AFTER ALL was
produced as a made for television movie by Black Entertainment Television.
Leslie Esdaile is a native Philadelphian and
Dean's List graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton Undergraduate
Program. Upon completing her studies in 1980, she embarked upon a career
in corporate marketing and sales. Her corporate tenure includes several
Fortune 100 companies: Xerox, Hewlett Packard (HP), and ultimately Digital
Equipment Corporation (DEC.)
I was raised in Harlem, New York, and have been writing as a hobby for well over twenty-five years. In 1995, after two attempts, I was offered a contract by Kensington Publishing Corp. for two romance novels for their Arabesque division. My first, AT FIRST SIGHT, published July 1996, was followed by a short story, "Second Chance at Love", and included in the anthology, MAMA DEAR (May 1997). In August 1997, A TIME FOR US was released (originally the first half of a story I wrote on a $100 bet). A TEST OF TIME, part two of the original A TIME FOR US manuscript, was published November 1999. My most recent novel, FIRST LOVE, (August 2000) was actually the first manuscript I submitted to Kensington, which they rejected.
I live in Wappingers Fall, NY, and am the proud mother of two fine sons, Michael, 25, and Douglas II, 14.
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Aisha Ford resides in the Midwest with her parents and younger sister. She currently has two inspirational romance titles published as a part of the Heartsong Presents line from Barbour Publishing.
She enjoys writing romance because she loves a good love story. Aisha says she writes romance from an inspirational perspective because she enjoys watching a romance develop with the Lord's help. Her characters have difficulties and struggles, but over the course of time, they can overcome their burdens with the Lord's help.
Aisha says: "Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior is very much a part of my daily life. I know how easy it is to get caught up in trying to work everything out on my own. But the Bible reminds me that I am not expected to solve everything in my own power. Matthew 11:28 says, 'Come unto me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I (Jesus) will give you rest. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.'(NIV). In my stories, there are different obstacles for my characters to overcome, but really, I want to show that God the Father is the inventor of grace and He is patient above what we can ask or imagine. The hero and heroines in my books fall in love, but in order for their love to be complete, they must turn their burdens over to Him."
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Ewell Foster writes with the hope that the words she gives, if they are given in
truth, will entertain, uplift, bless, heal, and serve.
She writes because she hopes that her own struggles to live a truer life
will bless someone else and bring honor to God.
of her adult life has been spent working for the Defense Department as an
instructor, writer/editor, or logistician.
However, beginning January 2000, she began writing full
time—devotionals for Daily Guideposts, an occasional short story like the one
featured in The Story Tellers' Collection, and news/magazine articles.
The bestselling, Passing
by Samaria (Multnomah Publishing, Inc.) was her first novel (over
50,000 copies sold within the first six months of release); her second, Ain't
No River, released January 2001; her third, Riding
Through ShadowS, will release Fall 2001.
is a concurrent double finalist for three different important book awards—for
the Romance Writers of America RITA Awards (Inspirational and Best First Book);
as a double finalist for the Black Writers Alliance Golden Pen Awards (Christian
Fiction and Best New Writer); and as a double finalist for the Christian
Booksellers Association Christy Awards (North American Historical and Best New
Born in Marshall, Texas, and raised in East St. Louis, Illinois, the University of Maryland (Radio/TV/Film) graduate lives near Baltimore. Her children—an adult daughter Lanea, and a teenaged son Chase—are her first editors and make her books a product of family love
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