About the Author

Wayne L. Wilson was born in Los Angeles, California to a homicide detective and executive secretary. He earned his Master of Arts in Education from the University of California, Los Angeles and Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Wayne Wilson
Prior to establishing a career in writing, for over a decade, Wilson owned and operated an international publishing company featuring innovative multicultural greeting cards and related gift items.

Following an exciting career as an entrepreneur, Wilson pursued his lifelong dream of being a professional writer. Wayne was offered a writing position by the California Department of Education and conducted interviews with influential Latino men throughout the country.

He wrote over 160 biographies for Encuentros: Hombre A Hombre (Encounters: Man to Man), a comprehensive vocational education book.

Shortly thereafter, Wilson was asked by Pomegranate Publishing to research and write quotes for a desktop calendar entitled Black Humor: Satire, Comedy, & Wit which was carried in major bookstore chains and stores. Wilson’s short stories and essays have been published in both commercial and literary magazines.

Wilson's acclaimed debut novel Soul Eyes was awarded a three-book contract and was nominated by the publisher for a NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding Literary Work.” Wilson is currently working on another novel.

Wayne has written dozens of lovingly crafted books published for children and young adults. His book Kate the Ghost Dog: Coping With the Death of a Pet, published by the American Psychological Association, has been highly praised by many reviewers.

Wilson is a screenwriter and a member of the Writers Guild of America. His first screenplay was optioned several times, including by Magic Johnson Entertainment. He was subsequently hired by Universal Studios to write a treatment and original screenplay. He has since written five original screenplays.

Wilson worked as part of a team on a project for PBS and Union Bank Spotlight presentations (PSA's) that received prestigious awards such as the Communitas Award, AVA Award, Davey Award, and Creativity Award. He also researched, wrote, and developed stories for PBS featuring heroic and defining moments in US Military History that have shaped our contemporary society. He successfully completed a storybook for an episode of Hong Kong’s popular cartoon TV series: Bodhi & Friends.

Wilson has also served as a contributing writer for the African American National Biography (AANB), a joint project of the W.E.B Du Bois Institute for African American Research at Harvard University and Oxford University Press. Wilson has been involved in various projects as a ghostwriter and researcher on subjects such as parenting, community empowerment, online dating, environmentalism and pollution, professional biographies, memoirs, and children’s adventure books.

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“What held me to the book

Was an intriguing flow of the content, but even more the richness of author´s vocabulary and skillful communication.

Author is a master of introducing and discussing sensitive private/public boundaries everyone is facing from time to time.

Family-based decision making is the base and center piece of the novel.

I loved the priorities there: subtle intimacy and gentle sarcasm, innocent joke and hidden agenda, open love and healing, internal struggle and resolution …”;

October 28, 2006
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