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.
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 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.
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. 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 son and is hard at work completing her next suspense novel.
Visit Alicia's website at: www.aliciasingleton.com