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Beverly Jenkins

1951 -

Beverly Jenkins was born on 1951 in in Detroit, Michigan, USA. She graduated from Cass Technical High School and attended Michigan State University where she majored in Journalism and English Literature.

She is the nation's premier writer of African-American historical romance fiction and specializes in 19th century African American life since 1994. She has received numerous awards, including: five Waldenbooks/Borders Group Best Sellers Awards; two Career Achievement Awards from Romantic Times Magazine; a Golden Pen Award from the Black Writer's Guild, and in 1999 was named one of the Top Fifty Favorite African-American writers of the 20th Century by AABLC, the nation's largest on-line African-American book club.

She has also been featured in many national publications, including the Wall Street Journal, People Magazine, Dallas Morning News and Vibe Magazine. She has lectured and given talks at such prestigious universities as Oberlin University, the University of Illinois, and Princeton. She speaks widely on both romance and 19th century African-American history.

In 2004 Ms. Jenkins branched out into romantic suspense with the publication of Edge of Midnight. Bring on the Blessings, her first faith based, women's fiction work, was published in Jan 09.

Ms. Jenkins and her family live in southeastern Michigan.

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