Angela C. Allen, the editor of Dark Thirst, is a twin and a native of Texas. A graduate of Howard University, she is a veteran journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Post, the Washington Post, the Indianapolis Star, the Sun (London), and Honey magazine. She lives in New York City. Omar Tyree is an acclaimed author, journalist, lecturer and poet. His books include FLYY GIRL, A DO RIGHT MAN, CAPITAL CITY, BATTLE ZONE, SINGLE MOM and SWEET ST. LOUIS. He lives in New Castle, Delaware. Essence bestselling author Donna Hill began her career in 1987 with short stories and her first novel was published in 1990. She now has more than seventy published titles to her credit, and three of her novels have been adapted for television. Donna has been featured in Essence, the New York Daily News, USA TODAY, Black Enterprise and other publications. Donna lives in Brooklyn, NY with her family. Monica Jackson is the award-winning author of numerous novels and short stories. Her first novel, Midnight Blue, was produced as a BET television movie of the week. She lives in Topeka, Kansas. Visit her website at www.monicajackson.com.