GRACE OCTAVIA is the author of unforgettable novels that deal with the trials and tribulations of love, friendship, and what it means to be true to yourself. Her second novel, His First Wife, graced the Essence® bestseller list and also won the Best African-American Fiction Award from RT Book Reviews. A native of Westbury, NY, she now resides in Atlanta, GA, where there is never any shortage of material on heartache and scandal. Grace earned a doctorate in English, Creative Writing at Georgia State University in Atlanta and currently teaches at Spelman College. Visit her online at GraceOctavia.net or follow her on Twitter @GraceOctavia2.