Tu Shonda L. Whitaker is the award winning, Essence® bestselling author of hot, scandalous contemporary fiction with an urban edge, including Millionaire Wives Club, The Ex Factor, Flip Side of the Game, and Game Over. Under the pseudonym Risqué, she's written the One World novels Smooth Operator, Red Light Special, and The Sweetest Taboo. She received the Ella Baker and W. E. B. Dubois International Award for fiction writing. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and two daughters. She can be found on Facebook at Facebook.com/TuShonda.Whitaker.