Author Cydney Rax can’t imagine a world without books; she’s been in love with reading since she was in elementary school.
In the late 1980’s, immediately after she finished reading Disappearing Acts by Terry McMillan, she concluded, “I want to do this. I want to write novels.”
More than a decade later, her dreams were realized when she received an offer for a book deal. Her debut novel My Daughter’s Boyfriend was released to lots of fanfare – and much controversy due to its racy content. Since then, she’s become an influential writer with a dedicated fan following. Her other sexy love triangles novels include My Husband’s Girlfriend, My Sister’s Ex (cited by Essence® as one of 2009’s best reads), Brothers and Wives, and the popular novella Desperate Housewife which was featured in the Reckless anthology.
Cydney is profiled in Literary Divas: The Top 100+ Most Admired African-American Women In Literature. Her novels have been featured in Ebony, Essence, Today’s Black Woman, Vibe Vixen, Black Beat, Upscale, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today.
Authors that inspire her include Sidney Sheldon, Jackie Collins, Shay Youngblood, Danielle Steel, James Cain, Sister Souljah, John Grisham, Connie Briscoe, Bebe Moore Campbell, Margaret Johnson-Hodge, Alexs Pate, and Jennifer Weiner.
She was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and graduated from Cass Technical High School. She also attended Eastern Michigan University where earned an undergraduate degree in written communications.
Cydney currently lives in Houston and stays busy working, reading, and writing.
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