By Paula L. Woods
(W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393020212, 299pp.)
Publication Date: August 2001
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With Felix H. Liddell, Paula Woods is the author/editor of the best-selling "I, Too, Sing America: The African American Book of Days; Merry Christmas, Baby: A Christmas and Kwanzaa Treasury"; and I" Hear a Symphony: African Americans Celebrate Love", the last of which won Fiction Honors from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association and the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award for multicultural literature. Woods and Liddell are also the co-founders of Livre Noir, a book packaging and marketing firm.
Ms. Woods's writing has appeared in "Essence", "Emerge", and "Mary Higgins Clark Mystery" magazines as well as the "Atlanta Journal-Constitution" and "Dallas Morning News", among other newspapers. She hosts a monthly radio segment, "The Book Doctor," which airs in Los Angeles on KPCC 89.3 FM's program "Ebony," and has served on the Author Committee of the "Los Angeles Times" Festival of Books since its inception.
A native of Los Angeles, she lives with her husband, over a thousand books, and an eleven year-old boxer, Sampson, who serves as a model for Detective Justice's dog, Beast.