Sofía Quintero is the author of several novels and short stories that cross genres. Born into a working-class Puerto Rican-Dominican family in the Bronx, the self-proclaimed “Ivy League homegirl” earned a BA in history-sociology from Columbia University in 1990 and her MPA from the university's School of International and Public Affairs in 1992. After years of working on a range of policy issues from multicultural education to HIV/AIDS, she decided to pursue career that married arts and activism. Under the pen name Black Artemis, she wrote the hip hop novels Explicit Content, Picture Me Rollin’ and Burn. Sofía is also the author of the novel Divas Don’t Yield and contributed novellas to the “chica lit” anthologies Friday Night Chicas and Names I Call My Sister. As an activist, she co-founded Chica Luna Productions, a nonprofit organization that seeks to identify, develop and support women of color who wish to create socially conscious entertainment. She is also the president of Sister Outsider Entertainment, a multimedia production company that produces quality entertainment for multicultural audiences. Sofía is presently working on her first young adult novel Efrain’s Secret which will be published by Knopf in 2009.
Richard Price, Alan Moore, Abraham Rodriguez, Jr., Ernesto Quinonez, Edwin Torres, Esmeralda Santiago, Charles Dickens, Kenji Jasper, Kalisha Buckhanon, Chuck Palahnuik, Paul Volponi, Judy Blume, Marilyn Sachs, Brian Wood, Brian Azzarello, bell hooks
EFRAIN'S SECRET, Knopf, 2009
THE ARRANGEMENT, Ballantine, 2010
SHOW -N- PROVE, Knopf, 2010
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