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About the Author
PENNY MICKELBURY is the author of three successful mystery series and an award-winning playwright. She is a two-time Lambda Literary Award finalist, was a writer in residence at Hedgebrook Women Writers Retreat, and is a recipient of the Audre Lorde Estate Grant. In 2001 she was awarded the Gold Pen Award for Best Mystery/Thriller from the Black Writers Alliance, and the Prix du Roman d'Adventures from Les Éditions du Masque. In 2017, she was commissioned by the Jo Howarth Noonan Foundation for the Performing Arts to write a ten-minute play in celebration of “women of a certain age”. Prior to focusing on literary pursuits, Penny was a pioneering newspaper, radio and television reporter, based primarily in Washington, D.C., wrote journalistic non-fiction, and was a frequent contributor to such publications as Black Issues Book Review, Africana.com, and the Washington Blade. Mickelbury and her partner of 18 years live between Atlanta and Los Angeles.
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About Keeping Secrets, Book One of the Gianna Maglione/ Mimi Patterson Mystery Series
"When Keeping Secrets was first released it broke new ground. Each woman worked independently, guided by the unique perspectives of her racial and professional identities ... they've given Mickelbury's readers a multifaceted and multi-layered view." The Gay Detective Novel, Judith Markowitz, Ph.D.