Alicia Singleton is an award winning novelist. Her suspense thriller, Dark Side of Valor, unveils the lives of homeless teens and runaways.
Alicia received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing in 1987. From Johns Hopkins University Hospital to Howard University Hospital, Washington Hospital Center, Doctor’s Community Hospital and numerous other medical facilities in the Baltimore/Washington DC Corridor, the Howard University graduate practiced nursing for 12 years.
During those years, she began to pursue her dream of becoming an author. Her debut novel, Dark Side of Valor, won the Sistah Circle National Book Club Best Thriller Award and the author is presently a finalist in the National Black Book Festival’s 2012 Best New Author 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; ‘Out the Box Radio Show,’ with Martha Kimbrough; ‘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’.
She has been featured in The Washington Post, The Maryland Gazette, The Capitol, Blog Critic, The Examiner, Our Insights and the Romer Review as well as participated as a dual panelist with Christine Lincoln at The International Miami Book Festival, a panelist at the Black Librarian’s Conference in Florida and as a panelist on the Artscape Author’s in Baltimore, Maryland. Her writing credits include; being a book reviewer for Black Issues Book Review and being Editor-in-Chief of The Trumpeter. She is a member of International Thriller Writers, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and the NAACP. Alicia has presented numerous workshops and has spoken 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.
Whether runaways or throwaways, hundreds of thousands of our children have nowhere to call home in one of the richest countries in the world.