Gwynne Forster was born in North Carolina and grew up in Washington, D. C., where she lived before going to New York to work as a demographer at the United Nations. When she left United Nations to form a working partnership with her husband, she was chief of the Fertility Studies Section of the Population Division. As such, she was responsible for research and analysis of social, economic, cultural and demographic factors and conditions that influence fertility levels and trends throughout the world. The studies were published under the United Nations imprimatur and in the name of its Secretary-General. She lives in New York City with her husband (who is also a demographer) of twenty-five years.
She holds bachelors and masters degrees in sociology and a masters degree in economics/demography, as well as graduate credits from Columbia University. As a demographer, she has published widely. Her extensive travels for the United Nations and, later, for the International Planned Parenthood Federation (London Office) have taken her to Brazil, Mexico, most European countries and throughout Asia, Africa and the Caribbean. Her work on these trips included representing the Secretary-General of the United Nation, lecturing, conducting workshops and delivering research or policy papers at conferences.
She has acted as president of the Board of Directors of the volunteer library that serves the eight thousand people who live on her community. She is currently a member of the board and, occasionally, volunteers at the library.
Since becoming a published author of romance novels, Gwynne has lectured on various phases of the writing business. At the 1995 Romantic Times (RT) Conference in Dallas, she lectured on techniques of selling a manuscript, including writing query letters and synopses and relating the story orally and in writing to agents and editors. She also spoke on these topics at a Howard University Seminar in June 1995, and at the March 1996 annual conference of Romance Writers of America/ New York City Club which was convened in Melville, Long Island. She held a workshop on the subject at the 1996 Romantic Times conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and lectured on fiction writing at the African American Women Writers Conference, University of the District of Columbia, in April, 1997. In August 1997, Gwynne was guest luncheon speaker at the annual convention of Waldenbooks managers in the Northeast Corridor. Since February, 1998, Gwynne has lectured on all aspects of fiction writing at the branch libraries of the (New York City) Queens Borough Library system, and has been guest lecturer on aspects of romance writing at Romance Writers of America groups in Connecticut and in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
She [Ms. Forster] is also a free-lance non-fiction writer. Her latest article is a profile of Kofi Annan, United Nations Secretary-General, the cover story of the April/May issue of Crisis Magazine. Crisis is the media organ of the NAACP.
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Had To Come
Paperback: 320 pages
Temptation (Kimani Romance)
Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages
Sex changed everything'
After marrying off her sisters, Ruby Lockhart could finally concentrate on her career. After all, love wasn't in the cards for the pragmatic Ruby. Only she could wake up the morning after her sister's wedding with a gorgeous, sexy man in her bed and have him be her best friend!
Mr. Sexy'aka Luther Biggens, ex-navy SEAL'had always been Ruby's rock. Now he was her problem. She couldn't look at him without remembering the ways he'd pleasured her. More troubling than how she'd ended up in bed with Luther was that Ruby wanted to do it again' and again'.
Getting Some of Her Own
Publisher: Dafina (August 1, 2007)
After an absence of sixteen years, Susan Pettiford has come home to
North Carolina, this time for good. Thanks to an inheritance, she can
start her own interior design business. But it's not quite the life
Susan hoped for. Single at thirty-four, she now faces a challenge that
forces her to accept one of her dreams will never come true. Battling
sadness, Susan decides to engage in a fling'
You Dance with the Devil
'Gwynne creates a fictional world
of ideas and passions'truly modern women and men struggling with a torrent of
issues'delivered in accomplished prose that challenges us to think, feel, and
After the death of her bitter and demanding mother, Sara Jolene Tilman finds
herself alone in the world for the very first time'and ready for a fresh start.
Leaving behind the pain and isolation of her former life, Sara becomes Jolene,
and moves into the aptly named Thank the Lord Boarding House, a modest oceanside
sanctuary that houses eleven other 'misguided souls,' as proprietess Fannie
Johnson thinks of them. Surrounded by strangers, Jolene is forced to confront
how socially awkward'and achingly lonely'she really is. Taking care of others is
all she has ever known. Can she learn to take care of herself? But as Jolene
naively begins her stumbling'sometimes treacherous'search for love and
belonging, she finds she is not alone'
By day, she's Jacqueline Ann Parkton, Ph.D. But come nightfall, she lets her hair down.'
The patrons of the swanky gentleman's club Allegory, Inc. know her as Jackie Parks, the chestnut-brown beauty with legs up to there, who serves them drinks with a wink and a sultry smile. Business mogul Warren Holcomb has taken a particular interest in Jackie -- though she's not exactly the type of woman you'd take home to mama.
Or is she? As Warren is about to find out, things aren't always what they seem. Will Jacqueline's charades put an end to their hot new romance -- or will the truth set them free?
In this powerful collection, four acclaimed writers put their talents together to tell the unforgettable story of three sisters separated as infants-and how their paths finally cross in adulthood.
Leticia, Jamilla and Clarissa Holmes each know that they're one in a set of quadruplets-but that's about all they know. Now they're adults, thirty-three-year old women who are as different as can be. But they have one thing in common: they have never given up on the idea of one day finding each other.
From Down Deep
No one brings home the power of family to shape and heal us like national
bestselling author Gwynne Forster. Now, in BLUES FROM DOWN DEEP, she crafts an
unforgettable story of one woman's search for the family she's never known'but
whose pull she'll never be able to escape again'
Proverbs For The
People: Contemporary African-American Stories
Paperback: 512 pages
If you can walk, you can dance. If you can talk, you can sing."
"Don't start none, won't be none." "If you don't stand for something
you'll fall for anything." Whether it was in the church on a hard-shined
wooden pew, or around the kitchen table after, listening to the wisdom
of mothers and fathers, aunts and uncles, grandparents, friends, and
leaders, the messages of the proverbs resonate in the souls of most
African-Americans'a sweet refrain heard through striving, reaching,
loving, and living. In this powerful collection of stories based on
African, African-American, and Biblical proverbs, some of today's most
exciting new African-American writers tackle the unifying themes,
delicious wit and undeniable wisdom of the proverbs, making them sing
for a whole new generation.
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