​Venise Berry is the author of three national bestselling novels: So Good, An African American Love Story (1996); All of Me, A Voluptuous Tale (2000); and Colored Sugar Water (2002). Berry’s book of essays, Driven: Love, Career and the Pursuit of Happiness, is currently with her agent. Berry’s co-edited anthology, Black Culture & Experience: Contemporary Issues, was published by Peter Lang in 2015. She is also the co-author of two nonfiction film books, The Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema (Scarecrow Press, 2007 & 2015) and The 50 Most Influential Black Films (Citadel, 2001). Berry is an associate professor of Journalism and African American Studies at The University of Iowa. Visit her online at www.veniseberry.com.





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