Calaya Michelle Reid
Calaya Michelle Reid has published seven contemporary African American novels under the pen name with . Her witty, insightful fiction, which presents wicked humor and spunk has garnered her sparkling reviews in , Publisher’s Weekly, , , Rawsistaz, and the .
Her first novel, , was a selection at the 2007 Zora Neale Hurston Literary Conference in Tulsa, Okla. and she received a best new author’s award from the national Real Ladies Read Book Club. A frequent book club selection, it earned her invitations to speak to thousands of readers at the 2008 and the national convention. Her second novel, , was the first reading selection for the (WEEN), a selection, May 2008 bestseller and the winner of the National Readers' Choice Award for the in 2008. Of her fourth novel, , a review in proclaimed,
Most recently, her 2011 release,, was selected as a featured read for the 2012 adult summer reading program and will be read by groups throughout the public library system. The noted novel was also nominated for the 2011 top multicultural fiction novel award.