WAYNE JORDAN - FOUNDER/EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
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I started ROMANCE IN COLOR when I realized that there were very few website which focused on African-American romance.  I'm a published author, writing for the Harlequin Kimani Arabesque line.  My debut release, Capture the Sunrise, was released as part of a 2-in-1 volume with which Arabesque launched its first two male authors.  I'm a member of Romance Writers of America.  In December 2013, my tenth full length novel, TOUCH MY HEART, will go on sale.  When I'm not writing, you can find me online the Harlequin Community where I'm the host of the Kimani Press area.
SUSAN PLUMMER - SENIOR REVIEWER
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If I had to describe myself in word, it would be; dissatisfied. I believe being dissatisfied keeps me striving to be a better mother, writer, and person. To this extent, I have a Bachelors Degree in Legal Studies, is licensed as a Real Estate Agent, and a member of the RWA. When I am not working or parenting, I spend my time traveling and working on my manuscripts. My favorite genre is contemporary romance but I often read other genres. I have published literary papers through my College although I am not formally published. I will be somewhat satisfied when I attain my goal of becoming a published author.
JANET CALDWELL - SENIOR REVIEWER
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I am the Communications Manager for a local county government agency. In this position, which I have held since 1994, I coordinate public relations, media relations, community outreach, and the preparation of promotional materials and advise community groups on workshop/special program development. I am a native of St. Albans, West Virginia, and have lived in Columbus, Ohio for 32 years. My education and 34 years of work experience encompasses many aspects of public relations, broadcasting, journalism, desktop publishing and government relations. I am married to my best friend and have three children; only one of which still lives at home. I am thrilled to be a reviewer for Romance in Color. I have always been an avid reader, but only recently decided to carve out time for myself to escape in the world of African American Romance fiction. I read AA Romance novels as a way to relax and tune out the daily drama.
SHIRLEY FLEMING - SENIOR REVIEWER
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I was born and raised in Canton, Mississippi. After graduating high school, I married John, my high school sweetheart. From that union two children were born, Derrick and Kimberly. In 1982 we relocated to Houston, Texas where we lived for many years. Although I have always been an avid reader, this is where my love for romance novels was born. Imagine my excitement when I discovered black romance novels existed. A few years ago I decided to try my hand at writing. I am not a published writer as yet, but I am hopeful for the future.
BRENDA LARNELL - SENIOR REVIEWER
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I am a Christian, wife, mother, grandmother, and retired educator. I am from East St. Louis, IL, just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, MO. I like to travel and read. I’ve been married to a wonderful man for 31 years and we’ve raised a son and daughter. They are married and  have given us a beautiful granddaughter and a handsome grandson. I love my retired life ( since 2009). I taught in the public school system  in East St. Louis ( the same school district I received my education) . I workout twice a week, and I read as many novels as I can. It’s a wonderful life!
ALICIA AARON - REVIEWER
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I’m a Texas woman, born and raised. I’m also the proud mother of a sassy six year old diva and a proud wife to an amazing man. In addition to our daughter, we have a little yorkie named Ray Ray, who my daughter absolutely loves. My hobbies, besides reading; are arts and crafts, writing, photography, and sleeping! Can I count sleeping? LOL! I absolutely love well written romance novels; especially ones that have happy endings and no cliffhangers. One day, I plan to travel the world with my family; but until that day comes, I’ll continue to experience various parts of our world through awesome books.
CHERYL MCNEIL - Reviewer (Junior)
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I'm a native of St. Louis and the product of an Educator. I credit my Mom with my love and passion for reading. Professionally, I'm a CPA and work for a Financial Services firm. After spending too many years away from my favorite hobby, I fell in love with books all over again through the Romance genre and also enjoy Christian Fiction. In 2016, I started a facebook page called Using Books to Share our History with our Kids to share books and other resources about OUR story. In 2017, I expanded on my passion for reading by co-founding B4, Black and Brown Boys and Books; which is about positive influences, tackling the literacy gap and developing kids’ love for reading. I'm also a life member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and married with two children.
JENNIFER COPELAND - Reviewer (Junior)
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My name is Jennifer and I am an avid reader.  I am a single mother of two boys ages 20 and 16.  I have one grandson.  I have an Associate Degree in Business Management and my Bachelor’s Degree in Health Service Management.

In my spare time, I love to read, walk, and do Zumba.  I also volunteer at the library and I am a literacy volunteer.  I am on the board of my local Friends of the Library where I am the secretary. I am also the Sunday School Secretary at church.
LESLIE WHITFIELD - Reviewer (Junior)
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I was born in Georgia and raised in New Jersey. I love exercise challenges because they help me stay consistent with my workouts.  I’m planning to run a half marathon in each of the 50 states in the US. I love it when I find a book that is part of a series that I can binge read.  I hate finishing a book and feeling like I could do a better job.
Romance in Color Staff