Ms. Jenkins is the nation’s premier writer of African-American historical romance fiction and specializes in 19th century African American life. She’s the 2018 Michigan Library Association Author of the Year, a USA TODAY
best-selling author, an NAACP Image Award nominee, and the 2017 recipient of Romance Writers of America’s Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award. She has over forty-nine published works, and been named to many Best Book of the Year lists, including NPR and the American Library Association. She speaks widely on romance, writing, and African-American history. Her books were recently optioned for film by Sony Pictures and Al Roker Entertainment.