Born and raised in East Orange, New Jersey, I have been writing since I fell in love with words at age seven. I am a proud alumna of Morgan State University and also received my MFA in Fiction from St. Mary's College of California. I've called many places home over the years -- NJ, MD, DC, CA, LA, and MA -- and currently live, write, and play in Cambridge, MA with my Beloved and two bonsai.
I write fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. My writing has appeared in Poetry Midwest, Baltimore Sun, Girlfriends magazine, Pride magazine, and the anthology, Spirited: Affirming the Soul And Black Gay/Lesbian Identity (RedBone Press). I'm represented by the Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency. When not writing, I'm reading good books. When I'm not writing or reading, I'm supporting other artists and their work!
My debut Picture Book, When Langston Dances, is forthcoming in September 2021 by Denene Millner Books, a Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers imprint. It's the story of a little Black boy's first day of ballet class. Boys who exhibit athletic ability are often shuffled directly into sports. There are so many other outlets, including dance! Stay tuned for the Cover Reveal and early order link later this year.
My favorite color is red, my favorite element is fire, and my favorite food is pizza. I also love music, theater, movies, and dance. I sing on long road trips, but also at coffee shops, walking down the street, and anywhere else a song moves me. I especially enjoy impromptu adventures with my Beloved.