Why I Wrote Young, Gifted and Black
As I often say about each book I write, my stories choose me, I don’t choose them. I know it sounds a bit corny but it’s true. Young, Gifted and Black came to me back in 2006. I wanted to write a story about three friends in their twenties who were navigating relationships and careers in New York City. It sounded a bit like my early twenties but the similarities really end there.
Alex is a medical student with a daughter who is living with her parents while she finishes up Medical School. She has a dream of what her marriage and family should be but it’s far from her reality. Then there is Alex, a socialite from Connecticut. She’s that always put together friend that everyone has. Although her make-up is flawless, her world slowly unravels throughout the book. The last character is Anderson, a reformed playboy who is trying to make the right choices in life. However, the reader is always wondering if his true nature is going to ruin him for good.