Alicia’s Biography


Alicia Singleton – Long Biography

 

By her sophomore year in college, Alicia Singleton knew she was born to be a writer.  Too intimidated to change her major, she continued her nursing studies and received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing in 1987.  From Johns Hopkins University Hospital to Howard University Hospital to Washington Hospital Center, and numerous other medical facilities in the Baltimore/Washington DC Corridor, the Howard University graduate practiced nursing for 12 years, but the passion to write never subsided.

 

Several years after graduating, she began taking writing courses, workshops, attending conferences, reading writing references and participating in writing organizations in order to educate herself on the writing process.

 

The dream deferred became reality when Alicia won the 2012 National Black Book Festival’s Best New Author Award and her debut novel, Dark Side of Valor, won The 2012 Forward National Litature Award and The Sistah Circle National Book Club Best Thriller Award.  Alicia was also awarded the National Association of Women Writers Award of Excellence from the Maryland Chapter.

 

The award winning author has appeared on WBAL News, CTV News, Carl Snowden’s television and radio program, ‘Up Front and Personal,’; WCLM’s ‘Speaking From the Heart,’ with Gloria Taylor Edwards; ‘Artist First Radio,’ with H.L. Henderson,‘Out the Box Radio Show,’ with Martha Kimbrough; ‘Conversations with Klarque Radio Show,’ with Klarque Garrison, ‘Off The Shelf,’ with Denise Turney; ‘Envisioned Works,’ with Buffy Griffin; WEAA’s ‘Sisters’ Circle,’ with Nalongo Siead; WYNN’s ‘Telling It Like It Is,’ with Wilma Cohn and Chris Allen’s Radio Talk Show, ‘Keeping It Real’.

 

Alicia has also been featured in The Washington Post, The Maryland Gazette, The Capitol, Our Insights and The Romer Review as well as being a dual panelist with Christine Lincoln at The International Miami Book Festival, a panelist at The Black Librarian’s Conference in Florida, a featured author at The Evening In the Stacks Gala and a panelist on The Artscape Author’s Panel in Baltimore, Maryland.   Her writing credits include; being a book reviewer for Black Issues Book Review and being Editor-in-Chief of The Trumpeter.  Alicia is a member of International Thriller Writers, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and the NAACP.

 

Her love for public speaking has afforded her the pleasure of presenting numerous workshops and speaking to readers and audiences around the country.

Alicia resides in Maryland with her wonderful husband and is hard at work completing her next suspense novel.

 

 

Alicia Singleton – Short Biography 1

 

Born and raised in Philadelphia, the Howard University graduate embraced the written word at an early age. She credits this to her loving, older sister whom, while they were youngsters, made the author eat lotion on a regular basis. Realizing the need to sound-out the ingredients on the lotion label, Alicia stopped the lotion-eating practice, but continued to read the labels of the concoctions her sister brought for her to try. This early necessity to read flowered to a passion; hence, a writer was born.

Alicia resides in Maryland with her wonderful husband. Still an avid reader, label or otherwise, Alicia is completing her next novel.

 

 

Alicia Singleton – Short Biography 2

 

By her sophomore year in college, Alicia Singleton knew she was born to be a writer.  Too intimidated to change her major, she continued her nursing studies and received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing in 1987.  Many years later, the dream deferred became reality when her debut novel, Dark Side of Valor, won the National Forward Award for Literary Excellence and the Sistah Circle National Book Club Best Thriller Award.  Alicia was also awarded the National Black Book Festival’s coveted Best New Author Awards in 2012 and the National Association of Women Writers Award of Excellence from the Maryland Chapter.

Alicia resides in Maryland with her wonderful husband and is hard at work completing her next suspense novel.

 

 

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