Beverly Jenkins Ms. Jenkins is a USA Today Bestselling author and an NAACP Image Award nominee. She’s the nation’s premier writer of African – American historical romance fiction and specializes in 19th century African American life. She has over thirty published novels in multiple genres. Some of her work has been listed among Best Books of the Year by the Washington Post, Booklist and NPR. She has received numerous awards.
In 2016 she was the keynote speaker for the Romance Writers of America annual convention. She has been featured in many national publications, and has lectured and given talks at such prestigious universities as Oberlin University, Princeton and Duke. She speaks widely on both romance and 19th century African-American history. Her soon to be released, BREATHLESS earned a starred and boxed review from Publishers Weekly and will debut in January 2017.