Wendy Coakley-Thompson is the author of the novels Back to Life (2004 Romantic Times Award nominee) and What You Won’t Do For Love. She has also written articles and fiction for music and fashion/lifestyle magazines in New Jersey, her adopted home state, and in Nassau, Bahamas, where she was raised. She graduated from Syracuse University with a Ph.D. in Education. Her work as a commentator for Metro Connection on WAMU, a Washington D.C. National Public Radio affiliate, earned a 2003 Associated Press/Chesapeake Award in the Editorial category. Coakley-Thompson’s scholarly work includes the dissertation entitled “The Use of Popular Media in Multicultural Education: Stressing Implications for the Black/Non-Black Biracial Student.” For more on Wendy Coakley-Thompson, visit her web site www.wendycoakley-thompson.com.