Andrea Blackstone was born in Long Island, New York, and moved to Annapolis, Maryland at the age of two. She majored in English and minored in Spanish at Morgan State University. While attending Morgan, she received many recommendations to consider a career in writing and was the recipient of The Zora Neale Hurston Scholarship Award.
After a two-year stint in law school, she later changed her career path. While recovering from an illness, she earned an M.A. from St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland ahead of schedule and with honors. Afterward, Andrea became frustrated with her inability to find an entry-level job in journalism and considered returning to law school.
Jotting down notes on restaurant napkins and scraps of paper became a habit that she couldn't shake. In 2003, she grew tired of waiting for her first professional break and decided to create Dream Weaver Press. A short time later she self-published Schemin': Confessions of a Gold Digger, and the sequel, Short Changed. Andrea is also a finalist in Chicken Soup for the African-American Woman's Soul , and some of her original work will also be included in an upcoming urban fiction anthology. A lover of all genres and outrageous characters, Andrea aspires to write a wide array of stories. Her work will range from inspirational nonfiction to unconventional plots written under one of many pseudonyms. Andrea recently signed her first book deal with Q-Boro Books and looks forward to having a new work released under a publishing house.
Mystique Forrester is a suburban mother of two stuck in an unhealthy marriage. Where there should be love, there's nothing but pain. After a failed attempt to put her marital affairs in order, bitter Mystique comes to secretly live a conservative lifestyle during the day, and a raunchy one in the hood at night. What will happen when a curious mom goes undercover as an exotic dancer to get a first hand account of what really goes on in her local strip club?
Settle into a place where Pandora's box is opened, but anonymity is preserved. But the question remains: is the grass really greener on the other side?