Imari Jade has been writing over twenty years. She grew up in New Orleans, and presently lives in Marrero, Louisiana. Imari has been an avid reader since she was a child, but it wasn’t until she won an essay contest in the eight grade when she discovered she had a passion for writing. Originally as a child she dreamed of being a dancer. After marrying and having three sons Imari worked for the KMart Corporation for ten years and then went back to college and earned a secretarial degree, putting her dream of becoming a journalist on hold. The urge to write came back when her aunt introduced her to Harlequin historical novels. Imari tried her hand at writing her first romance novel but never had it published. She continued to hone her craft for another couple of years, publishing humorous articles on how to cope with raising kids. She went back to college and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Management Information Systems and became a financial analyst. Imari kept writing and entering writing contest.